Selected publications from team members.

2019

Qu, Chen; Yang, Liu; Croft, Bruce W; Scholer, Falk; Zhang, Yongfeng

Answer Interaction in Non-factoid Question Answering Systems Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 2019 ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, CHIIR 2019, March 10 – 14, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland, UK., 2019.

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Qu, Chen; Yang, Liu; Croft, Bruce W; Zhang, Yongfeng; Trippas, Johanne R; Qiu, Minghui

User Intent Prediction in Information-seeking Conversations Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 2019 ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, CHIIR 2019, March 10 – 14, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland, UK., 2019.

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Chen, Xu; Zhang, Yongfeng; Qin, Zheng

Dynamic Explainable Recommendation based on Neural Attentive Models Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 33rd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2019, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, January 27 – February 1, 2019, 2019.

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2018

Zhang, Yongfeng; Zhang, Yi; Zhang, Min

Report on EARS’18: 1st International Workshop on ExplainAble Recommendation and Search Journal Article

ACM SIGIR Forum, 52 (2), 2018.

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Ai, Qingyao; Azizi, Vahid; Chen, Xu; Zhang, Yongfeng

Learning Heterogeneous Knowledge Base Embeddings for Explainable Recommendation Journal Article

Algorithms, 11 (9), pp. 137, 2018.

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Zhang, Yongfeng; Chen, Xu; Ai, Qingyao; Yang, Liu; Croft, Bruce W

Towards Conversational Search and Recommendation: System Ask, User Respond Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 27th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2018, Torino, Italy, October 22-26, 2018, pp. 177–186, 2018.

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Yang, Liu; Qiu, Minghui; Qu, Chen; Guo, Jiafeng; Zhang, Yongfeng; Croft, Bruce W; Huang, Jun; Chen, Haiqing

Response Ranking with Deep Matching Networks and External Knowledge in Information-seeking Conversation Systems Inproceedings

The 41st International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2018, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, July 08-12, 2018, pp. 245–254, 2018.

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Wang, Pengfei; Yang, Ze; Niu, Shuzi; Zhang, Yongfeng; Zhang, Lei; Niu, ShaoZhang

Modeling Dynamic Pairwise Attention for Crime Classification over Legal Articles Inproceedings

The 41st International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2018, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, July 08-12, 2018, pp. 485–494, 2018.

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Qu, Chen; Yang, Liu; Croft, Bruce W; Trippas, Johanne R; Zhang, Yongfeng; Qiu, Minghui

Analyzing and Characterizing User Intent in Information-seeking Conversations Inproceedings

The 41st International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2018, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, July 08-12, 2018, pp. 989–992, 2018.

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Zhang, Yongfeng; Zhang, Yi; Zhang, Min

SIGIR 2018 Workshop on ExplainAble Recommendation and Search (EARS 2018) Inproceedings

The 41st International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2018, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, July 08-12, 2018, pp. 1411–1413, 2018.

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Chen, Xu; Xu, Hongteng; Zhang, Yongfeng; Tang, Jiaxi; Cao, Yixin; Qin, Zheng; Zha, Hongyuan

Sequential Recommendation with User Memory Networks Inproceedings

Proceedings of the Eleventh ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining, WSDM 2018, Marina Del Rey, CA, USA, February 5-9, 2018, pp. 108–116, 2018.

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Zhu, Feida; Zhang, Yongfeng; -, Neil Yorke; Guo, Guibing; Chen, Xu

IFUP: Workshop on Multi-dimensional Information Fusion for User Modeling and Personalization Inproceedings

Proceedings of the Eleventh ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining, WSDM 2018, Marina Del Rey, CA, USA, February 5-9, 2018, pp. 804–805, 2018.

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Chen, Xu; Zhang, Yongfeng; Xu, Hongteng; Cao, Yixin; Qin, Zheng; Zha, Hongyuan

Visually Explainable Recommendation Journal Article

CoRR, abs/1801.10288 , 2018.

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Zhang, Yongfeng; Chen, Xu

Explainable Recommendation: A Survey and New Perspectives Journal Article

CoRR, abs/1804.11192 , 2018.

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2017

Chen, Xu; Zhang, Yongfeng; Zhao, Wayne Xin; Ye, Wenwen; Qin, Zheng

Probabilistic Local Matrix Factorization Based on User Reviews Inproceedings

Information Retrieval Technology – 13th Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference, AIRS 2017, Jeju Island, South Korea, November 22-24, 2017, Proceedings, pp. 154–166, 2017.

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Lin, Xiao; Zhang, Min; Zhang, Yongfeng

Joint Factorizational Topic Models for Cross-City Recommendation Inproceedings

Web and Big Data – First International Joint Conference, APWeb-WAIM 2017, Beijing, China, July 7-9, 2017, Proceedings, Part I, pp. 591–609, 2017.

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Lin, Xiao; Zhang, Min; Zhang, Yongfeng; Gu, Zhaoquan

Disparity-Aware Group Formation for Recommendation Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 16th Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems, AAMAS 2017, São Paulo, Brazil, May 8-12, 2017, pp. 1604–1606, 2017.

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Lin, Xiao; Zhang, Min; Zhang, Yongfeng; Liu, Yiqun; Ma, Shaoping

Learning and Transferring Social and Item Visibilities for Personalized Recommendation Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 2017 ACM on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2017, Singapore, November 06 – 10, 2017, pp. 337–346, 2017.

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Zhang, Yongfeng; Ai, Qingyao; Chen, Xu; Croft, Bruce W

Joint Representation Learning for Top-N Recommendation with Heterogeneous Information Sources Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 2017 ACM on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2017, Singapore, November 06 – 10, 2017, pp. 1449–1458, 2017.

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Lin, Xiao; Zhang, Min; Zhang, Yongfeng; Gu, Zhaoquan; Liu, Yiqun; Ma, Shaoping

Boosting Moving Average Reversion Strategy for Online Portfolio Selection: A Meta-learning Approach Inproceedings

Database Systems for Advanced Applications – 22nd International Conference, DASFAA 2017, Suzhou, China, March 27-30, 2017, Proceedings, Part II, pp. 494–510, 2017.

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Li, Daoyi; Huang, Minlie; Zhang, Yongfeng; Zhu, Xiaoyan

Give me Something Unknown: Incorporate Exploration Preference in Cognition into Recommender System Inproceedings

29th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, ICTAI 2017, Boston, MA, USA, November 6-8, 2017, pp. 807–814, 2017.

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Lin, Xiao; Zhang, Min; Zhang, Yongfeng; Gu, Zhaoquan; Liu, Yiqun; Ma, Shaoping

Fairness-Aware Group Recommendation with Pareto-Efficiency Inproceedings

Proceedings of the Eleventh ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, RecSys 2017, Como, Italy, August 27-31, 2017, pp. 107–115, 2017.

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Chen, Xu; Zhang, Yongfeng; Ai, Qingyao; Xu, Hongteng; Yan, Junchi; Qin, Zheng

Personalized Key Frame Recommendation Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, August 7-11, 2017, pp. 315–324, 2017.

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Ai, Qingyao; Zhang, Yongfeng; Bi, Keping; Chen, Xu; Croft, Bruce W

Learning a Hierarchical Embedding Model for Personalized Product Search Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, August 7-11, 2017, pp. 645–654, 2017.

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Zhao, Qi; Zhang, Yongfeng; Zhang, Yi; Friedman, Daniel

Multi-Product Utility Maximization for Economic Recommendation Inproceedings

Proceedings of the Tenth ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining, WSDM 2017, Cambridge, United Kingdom, February 6-10, 2017, pp. 435–443, 2017.

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Yang, Liu; Zamani, Hamed; Zhang, Yongfeng; Guo, Jiafeng; Croft, Bruce W

Neural Matching Models for Question Retrieval and Next Question Prediction in Conversation Journal Article

CoRR, abs/1707.05409 , 2017.

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Zhang, Yongfeng

Explainable Recommendation: Theory and Applications Journal Article

CoRR, abs/1708.06409 , 2017.

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Lin, Huijie; Jia, Jia; Qiu, Jiezhong; Zhang, Yongfeng; Shen, Guangyao; Xie, Lexing; Tang, Jie; Feng, Ling; -, Tat

Detecting Stress Based on Social Interactions in Social Networks Journal Article

IEEE Trans. Knowl. Data Eng., 29 (9), pp. 1820–1833, 2017.

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Ye, Wenwen; Zhang, Yongfeng; Zhao, Wayne Xin; Chen, Xu; Qin, Zheng

A Collaborative Neural Model for Rating Prediction by Leveraging User Reviews and Product Images Inproceedings

Information Retrieval Technology – 13th Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference, AIRS 2017, Jeju Island, South Korea, November 22-24, 2017, Proceedings, pp. 99–111, 2017.

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2016

Chen, Xu; Qin, Zheng; Zhang, Yongfeng; Xu, Tao

Learning to Rank Features for Recommendation over Multiple Categories Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 39th International ACM SIGIR conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2016, Pisa, Italy, July 17-21, 2016, pp. 305–314, 2016.

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Chen, Xu; Wang, Pengfei; Qin, Zheng; Zhang, Yongfeng

HLBPR: A Hybrid Local Bayesian Personal Ranking Method Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2016, Montreal, Canada, April 11-15, 2016, Companion Volume, pp. 21–22, 2016.

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Zhang, Yongfeng; Zhao, Qi; Zhang, Yi; Friedman, Daniel; Zhang, Min; Liu, Yiqun; Ma, Shaoping

Economic Recommendation with Surplus Maximization Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2016, Montreal, Canada, April 11 – 15, 2016, pp. 73–83, 2016.

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2015

Zhao, Han; Poupart, Pascal; Zhang, Yongfeng; Lysy, Martin

SoF: Soft-Cluster Matrix Factorization for Probabilistic Clustering Inproceedings

Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, January 25-30, 2015, Austin, Texas, USA., pp. 3188–3195, 2015.

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Zhang, Yongfeng; Zhang, Min; Liu, Yiqun; -, Tat; Zhang, Yi; Ma, Shaoping

Task-based recommendation on a web-scale Inproceedings

2015 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2015, Santa Clara, CA, USA, October 29 – November 1, 2015, pp. 827–836, 2015.

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Zhang, Yongfeng; Tan, Yunzhi; Zhang, Min; Liu, Yiqun; -, Tat; Ma, Shaoping

Catch the Black Sheep: Unified Framework for Shilling Attack Detection Based on Fraudulent Action Propagation Inproceedings

Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 25-31, 2015, pp. 2408–2414, 2015.

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Wang, Yuan; Liu, Jie; Huang, Yalou; Zhang, Yongfeng; Zhang, Yi; Zhang, Xintong

Exploration of Semantic-aware Approach for Contextual Suggestion Using Knowledge from The Open Web Inproceedings

Proceedings of The Twenty-Fourth Text REtrieval Conference, TREC 2015, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, November 17-20, 2015, 2015.

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Zhang, Yongfeng

Incorporating Phrase-level Sentiment Analysis on Textual Reviews for Personalized Recommendation Inproceedings

Proceedings of the Eighth ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining, WSDM 2015, Shanghai, China, February 2-6, 2015, pp. 435–440, 2015.

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Zhang, Yongfeng; Zhang, Min; Zhang, Yi; Lai, Guokun; Liu, Yiqun; Zhang, Honghui; Ma, Shaoping

Daily-Aware Personalized Recommendation based on Feature-Level Time Series Analysis Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2015, Florence, Italy, May 18-22, 2015, pp. 1373–1383, 2015.

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Zhang, Yongfeng; Zhang, Min; Liu, Yiqun; Ma, Shaoping

Boost Phrase-level Polarity Labelling with Review-level Sentiment Classification Journal Article

CoRR, abs/1502.03322 , 2015.

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2014

Zhang, Yongfeng; Zhang, Min; Zhang, Yi; Liu, Yiqun; Ma, Shaoping

Understanding the Sparsity: Augmented Matrix Factorization with Sampled Constraints on Unobservables Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 23rd ACM International Conference on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2014, Shanghai, China, November 3-7, 2014, pp. 1189–1198, 2014.

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Zhang, Yongfeng

Browser-oriented universal cross-site recommendation and explanation based on user browsing logs Inproceedings

Eighth ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, RecSys ’14, Foster City, Silicon Valley, CA, USA – October 06 – 10, 2014, pp. 433–436, 2014.

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Zhang, Yongfeng; Lai, Guokun; Zhang, Min; Zhang, Yi; Liu, Yiqun; Ma, Shaoping

Explicit factor models for explainable recommendation based on phrase-level sentiment analysis Inproceedings

The 37th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR ’14, Gold Coast , QLD, Australia – July 06 – 11, 2014, pp. 83–92, 2014.

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Zhang, Yongfeng; Zhang, Haochen; Zhang, Min; Liu, Yiqun; Ma, Shaoping

Do users rate or review?: boost phrase-level sentiment labeling with review-level sentiment classification Inproceedings

The 37th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR ’14, Gold Coast , QLD, Australia – July 06 – 11, 2014, pp. 1027–1030, 2014.

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2013

Zhang, Yongfeng; Zhang, Min; Liu, Yiqun; Ma, Shaoping

A general collaborative filtering framework based on matrix bordered block diagonal forms Inproceedings

24th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (part of ECRC), HT ’13, Paris, France – May 02 – 04, 2013, pp. 219–224, 2013.

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Tan, Yunzhi; Zhang, Yongfeng; Zhang, Min; Liu, Yiqun; Ma, Shaoping

A Unified Framework for Emotional Elements Extraction Based on Finite State Matching Machine Inproceedings

Natural Language Processing and Chinese Computing – Second CCF Conference, NLPCC 2013, Chongqing, China, November 15-19, 2013, Proceedings, pp. 60–71, 2013.

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Zhang, Yongfeng; Zhang, Min; Liu, Yiqun; Ma, Shaoping

Improve collaborative filtering through bordered block diagonal form matrices Inproceedings

The 36th International ACM SIGIR conference on research and development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR ’13, Dublin, Ireland – July 28 – August 01, 2013, pp. 313–322, 2013.

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Zhang, Yongfeng; Zhang, Min; Liu, Yiqun; Ma, Shaoping; Feng, Shi

Localized matrix factorization for recommendation based on matrix block diagonal forms Inproceedings

22nd International World Wide Web Conference, WWW ’13, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 13-17, 2013, pp. 1511–1520, 2013.

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2010

Yao, Ting; Zhang, Min; Liu, Yiqun; Ma, Shaoping; Zhang, Yongfeng; Ru, Liyun

Investigating Characteristics of Non-click Behavior Using Query Logs Inproceedings

Information Retrieval Technology – 6th Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference, AIRS 2010, Taipei, Taiwan, December 1-3, 2010. Proceedings, pp. 85–96, 2010.

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