Publications

2019
  • Fan Yixing, Qingyao Ai, Zhaochun Ren, Liangjie Hong, Dawei Yin, and Jiafeng Guo. "DAPA: The WSDM 2019 Workshop on Deep Matching in Practical Applications." In Proceedings of the Twelfth ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM'19), Melbourne, Australia, February 15th, 2019. [pdf]
  • Keping Bi, Qingyao Ai, W. Bruce Croft. Iterative Relevance Feedback for Answer Passage Retrieval with Passage-level Semantic Match. Accepted iProceedings of the 41st European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 19), Cologne, Germany,  April 14-18, 2019.
  • Qingyao Ai, Xuanhui Wang, Nadav Golbandi, Michael Bendersky, Marc Najork. Learning groupwise scoring functions using deep neural networks. In WSDM'19 Workshop on Deep Matching in Practical Applications (DAPA 19), Melbourne, Australia, February 15th, 2019. [pdf] [code]
2018
  • Yongfeng Zhang, Xu Chen, Qingyao Ai, Liu Yang, W. Bruce Croft. Conversational Product Search with Multi-Memory Networks. Accepted in Proceedings of the 27th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM’18), Lingotto, Turin, Italy, October 22-26, 2018
  • Qingyao Ai, Jiaxin Mao, Yiqun Liu, W. Bruce Croft. Tutorial on Unbiased learning to Rank: Theory and Practice. In Proceedings of the 4nd ACM International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR 18), Tianjin, China, September 14-17, 2017. [pdf] [slides] [website]
  • Qingyao Ai, Vahid Azizi, Xu Chen, Yongfeng Zhang.Learning Heterogeneous Knowledge Base Embeddings for Explainable Recommendation. Algorithms, Special Issue Collaborative Filtering and Recommender Systems 2018, 11(9) [pdf] [code].
  • Qingyao Ai, Keping Bi, Cheng Luo, Jiafeng Guo, W. Bruce Croft. Unbiased Learning to Rank with Unbiased Propensity Estimation. IProceedings of the 41th International ACM SIGIR conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR’18), Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, July 8-12, 2018 [pdf] [code] [slides]
  • Qingyao Ai, Keping Bi, Jiafeng Guo, W. Bruce Croft. Learning a Deep Listwise Context Model for Ranking Refinement. IProceedings of the 41th International ACM SIGIR conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR’18), Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, July 8-12, 2018 [pdf] [code] [slides]
  • Qingyao Ai, Brendan O'Connor, W. Bruce Croft. A Neural Passage Model for Ad-hoc Document Retrieval. In Proceedings of 40th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2018), Grenoble, France, March 26-29, 2018. [pdf]
2017
  • Yongfeng Zhang*, Qingyao Ai*, Xu Chen and W. Bruce Croft. Joint representation learning for top-n recommendation with heterogeneous information sources. IProceedings of the 26th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM’17), Singapore, November 6-10, 2017 [pdf] [code]
  • Qingyao Ai, Hamed Zamani, Stephen Harding, Shahrzad Naseri, James Allan, W. Bruce Croft. UMass at TREC 2017 Common Core Track. [pdf]
  • Qingyao Ai, Yongfeng Zhang, Keping Bi, Xu Chen and W. Bruce Croft. Learning a Hierarchical Embedding Model for Personalized Product Search. IProceedings of the 40th International ACM SIGIR conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR’17), Japan, Tokyo, August 7-11, 2017 [pdf] [code] [data] [slides]
  • Xu Chen, Yongfeng Zhang, Qingyao Ai, Hongteng Xu, Junchi Yan and Zheng Qin. Personalized Key Frame Recommendation. In Proceedings of the 40th International ACM SIGIR conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR’17), Japan, Tokyo, August 7-11, 2017 [pdf]
  • Qingyao Ai, Susan T. Dumais, Nick Craswell, and Dan Liebling. Characterizing Email Search using Large-scale Behavioral Logs and Surveys. In Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on World Wide Web (WWW '17), Australia, Perth, April 3-7, 2017. [pdf]
  • Narang, Kanika, Susan T. Dumais, Nick Craswell, Dan Liebling, and Qingyao Ai. Large-Scale Analysis of Email Search and Organizational Strategies. In Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Conference Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR 2017), Oslo, Norway, March 7-11, 2017. [pdf]
  • Zeyang Liu, Jiaxin Mao, Chao Wang, Qingyao Ai, Yiqun Liu, and Jian-Yun Nie. Enhancing click models with mouse movement information. Information Retrieval Journal, 2017. [pdf]
2016
  • Jiafeng Guo, Yixing Fan, Qingyao Ai, W. Bruce Croft. A Deep Relevance Matching Model for Ad-hoc Retrieval. In Proceedings of the 25th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2016), Indianapolis, USA. October 24-28, 2016. [pdf] [code]
  • Jiafeng Guo, Yixing Fan, Qingyao Ai, W. Bruce Croft. Semantic Matching by Non-Linear Word Transportation for Information Retrieval. In Proceedings of the 25th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2016), Indianapolis, USA. October 24-28, 2016. [pdf] [code]
  • Liu Yang, Qingyao Ai, Jiafeng Guo, W. Bruce Croft. aNMM: Ranking Short Answer Texts with Attention-Based Neural Matching Model. In Proceedings of the 25th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2016), Indianapolis, IN, USA. October 24-28, 2016. [pdf] [code]
  • Qingyao Ai, Liu Yang, Jiafeng Guo, and W. Bruce Croft. Analysis of the Paragraph Vector Model for Information Retrieval. In Proceedings of the 2nd ACM International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR 16), Newark, DE, USA, September 12-16, 2016. [pdf] [code] [slides]
  • Cohen Daniel,  Qingyao Ai and W. Bruce Croft , Adaptability of Neural Networks on Varying Granularity IR Tasks. In Proceedings of The International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR’16), NeuIR: Workshop on Neural Information Retrieval , Pisa, Italy, July 17-21, 2016. [pdf]
  • Qingyao Ai, Liu Yang, Jiafeng Guo, and W. Bruce Croft. Improving Language Estimation with the Paragraph Vector Model for Ad-hoc Retrieval. In Proceedings of the 39th International ACM SIGIR conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR’16), Pisa, Italy, July 17-21, 2016. [pdf] [code]
  • Liu Yang, Qingyao Ai, Damiano Spina, Ruey-Cheng Chen, Liang Pang, W. Bruce Croft, Jiafeng Guo, and Falk Scholer. Beyond Factoid QA: Effective Methods for Non-factoid Answer Sentence Retrieval. In Proceedings of 38th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2016), Padova, Italy, March 20-23, 2016. [pdf]
2015
  • Lee Chia-Jung*, Qingyao Ai*, W. Bruce Croft, and Daniel Sheldon. An Optimization Framework for Merging Multiple Result Lists. In Proceedings of the 24th ACM International on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2015), Melbourne, Australia, pp. 303-312. [pdf] [code]

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Qingyao Ai,
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Qingyao Ai,
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Qingyao Ai,
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Qingyao Ai,
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