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Evaluating Fairness in Argument Retrieval


Aug 23, 2021
Sachin Pathiyan Cherumanal, Damiano Spina, Falk Scholer, W. Bruce Croft


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Asking Clarifying Questions Based on Negative Feedback in Conversational Search


Jul 12, 2021
Keping Bi, Qingyao Ai, W. Bruce Croft

* In the proceedings of ICTIR'21 

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Passage Retrieval for Outside-Knowledge Visual Question Answering


May 09, 2021
Chen Qu, Hamed Zamani, Liu Yang, W. Bruce Croft, Erik Learned-Miller

* Accepted to SIGIR'21 as a short paper 

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A Neural Passage Model for Ad-hoc Document Retrieval


Mar 16, 2021
Qingyao Ai, Brendan O Connor, W. Bruce Croft


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Weakly-Supervised Open-Retrieval Conversational Question Answering


Mar 03, 2021
Chen Qu, Liu Yang, Cen Chen, W. Bruce Croft, Kalpesh Krishna, Mohit Iyyer

* Accepted to ECIR'21 

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Context-Aware Target Apps Selection and Recommendation for Enhancing Personal Mobile Assistants


Jan 09, 2021
Mohammad Aliannejadi, Hamed Zamani, Fabio Crestani, W. Bruce Croft

* Accepted to ACM TOIS, 30 pages 

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Guided Transformer: Leveraging Multiple External Sources for Representation Learning in Conversational Search


Jun 13, 2020
Helia Hashemi, Hamed Zamani, W. Bruce Croft

* To appear in the Proceedings of ACM SIGIR 2020. 10 pages 

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Open-Retrieval Conversational Question Answering


May 22, 2020
Chen Qu, Liu Yang, Cen Chen, Minghui Qiu, W. Bruce Croft, Mohit Iyyer

* Accepted to SIGIR'20 

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AREDSUM: Adaptive Redundancy-Aware Iterative Sentence Ranking for Extractive Document Summarization


Apr 13, 2020
Keping Bi, Rahul Jha, W. Bruce Croft, Asli Celikyilmaz


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IART: Intent-aware Response Ranking with Transformers in Information-seeking Conversation Systems


Feb 03, 2020
Liu Yang, Minghui Qiu, Chen Qu, Cen Chen, Jiafeng Guo, Yongfeng Zhang, W. Bruce Croft, Haiqing Chen

* Accepted by WWW2020 

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Asking Clarifying Questions in Open-Domain Information-Seeking Conversations


Jul 15, 2019
Mohammad Aliannejadi, Hamed Zamani, Fabio Crestani, W. Bruce Croft

* To appear in SIGIR 2019 

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ANTIQUE: A Non-Factoid Question Answering Benchmark


May 22, 2019
Helia Hashemi, Mohammad Aliannejadi, Hamed Zamani, W. Bruce Croft


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Investigating the Successes and Failures of BERT for Passage Re-Ranking


May 05, 2019
Harshith Padigela, Hamed Zamani, W. Bruce Croft


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A Hybrid Retrieval-Generation Neural Conversation Model


Apr 19, 2019
Liu Yang, Junjie Hu, Minghui Qiu, Chen Qu, Jianfeng Gao, W. Bruce Croft, Xiaodong Liu, Yelong Shen, Jingjing Liu

* 11 pages 

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Learning to Selectively Transfer: Reinforced Transfer Learning for Deep Text Matching


Dec 30, 2018
Chen Qu, Feng Ji, Minghui Qiu, Liu Yang, Zhiyu Min, Haiqing Chen, Jun Huang, W. Bruce Croft

* Accepted to WSDM 2019 

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Transfer Learning for Context-Aware Question Matching in Information-seeking Conversations in E-commerce


Jun 14, 2018
Minghui Qiu, Liu Yang, Feng Ji, Weipeng Zhao, Wei Zhou, Jun Huang, Haiqing Chen, W. Bruce Croft, Wei Lin

* ACL 2018 
* 6 

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


May 09, 2018
Liu Yang, Minghui Qiu, Chen Qu, Jiafeng Guo, Yongfeng Zhang, W. Bruce Croft, Jun Huang, Haiqing Chen

* Accepted by the 41th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2018), Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A. July 8-12, 2018 (Full Oral Paper) 

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Analyzing and Characterizing User Intent in Information-seeking Conversations


Apr 23, 2018
Chen Qu, Liu Yang, W. Bruce Croft, Johanne R. Trippas, Yongfeng Zhang, Minghui Qiu

* Accepted by SIGIR 2018 as a short paper 

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aNMM: Ranking Short Answer Texts with Attention-Based Neural Matching Model


Jan 05, 2018
Liu Yang, Qingyao Ai, Jiafeng Guo, W. Bruce Croft

* Accepted as a full paper by CIKM'16 

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Relevance-based Word Embedding


Jul 16, 2017
Hamed Zamani, W. Bruce Croft

* to appear in the proceedings of The 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR '17) 

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Neural Ranking Models with Weak Supervision


May 29, 2017
Mostafa Dehghani, Hamed Zamani, Aliaksei Severyn, Jaap Kamps, W. Bruce Croft

* In proceedings of The 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR2017) 

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Adaptability of Neural Networks on Varying Granularity IR Tasks


Jun 24, 2016
Daniel Cohen, Qingyao Ai, W. Bruce Croft

* 4 pages, Neu-IR'16 SIGIR Workshop on Neural Information Retrieval, July 21, 2016, Pisa, Italy 

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