Hui Fang's Publications

Journal Articles

  • Peilin Yang, Hongning Wang, Hui Fang and Deng Cai. Opinions Matter: A General Approach to User Profile Modeling for Contextual Suggestion. Information Retrieval, Volume 18, Issue 6, pages 586-610, December, 2015. (IRJ'15)

  • Xitong Liu and Hui Fang Latent Entity Space: A Novel Retrieval Approach for Entity-Bearing Queries. Information Retrieval, Volume 18, Issue 6, pages 473-503, December, 2015. (IRJ'15)

  • Zhuo Li, Sandra Carberry, Hui Fang, Kathleen F. McCoy, Kelly Peterson and Matthew Stagitis. A Novel Methodology for Retrieving Infographics Utilizing Structure and Message Content. Data & Knowledge Engineering, Volume 100, pages 191-210, November, 2015. (DKE'15)

  • Lindsay Hoffman and Hui Fang. Quantifying Political Behavior on Mobile Devices over Time: A User Evaluation Study. Journal of Information Technology & Politics. Volume 11, Issue 4, pages 435-445, 2014. (PDF)

  • Xitong Liu, Fei Chen, Hui Fang and Min Wang. Exploiting Entity Relationship for Query Expansion in Enterprise Search . Information Retrieval, Volume 17, Issue 3, pages 265-294, 2014. ( IRJ'14) (PDF)

  • Christopher Boston, Hui Fang, Sandra Carberry, Hao Wu and Xitong Liu. Wikimantic: Toward Effective Disambiguation and Expansion of Queries. Data & Knowledge Engineering, Volume 90, page4s 22-37, 2014. (DKE'14) (PDF)

  • Wei Zheng, Hui Fang, Conglei Yao and Min Wang. Leveraging Integrated Information to Extract Query Subtopics for Search Result Diversification. Information Retrieval, Volume 17, Issue 1, pages 52-73, 2014. ( IRJ'14) (PDF)

  • Xitong Liu, Wei Zheng and Hui Fang. An Exploration of Ranking Models and Feedback Methods for Related Entity Finding. Information Processing & Management, Volume 49, No. 5, Pages 995-1007, 2013. ( IP&M'13) (PDF)

  • Hao Wu, Hui Fang and Steven J. Stanhope. Exploiting Online Discussions to Discover Unrecognized Drug Side Effects. Methods of Information in Medicine, Volume 52, Issue 2, pages 152-159, 2013. ( Methods'13) (PDF)

  • Wei Zheng, Hui Fang, Hong Cheng and Xuanhui Wang. Diversifying Search Results through Pattern-based Subtopic Modeling. International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems, Volume 8, Issue 4, pages 37-56, 2012. ( IJSWIS'12) (PDF)

  • Wei Zheng, Xuanhui Wang, Hui Fang and Hong Cheng. Coverage-based Search Result Diversification. Information Retrieval, Volume 15, Issue 5, pages 433-457, 2012. ( IRJ'12) (PDF)

  • Hui Fang, Tao Tao and ChengXiang Zhai. Diagnostic Evaluation of Information Retrieval Models . ACM Transactions on Information Systems , Volume 29, Issue 2, 2011. (TOIS'11). (PDF)

  • Yue Lu, Hui Fang and ChengXiang Zhai. An Empirical Study of Gene Synonym Query Expansion in Biomedical Information Retrieval. Information Retrieval, Volume 12, Issue 1, Pages 51-68, 2009. (IRJ'09) (PDF)

  • Hui Fang and ChengXiang Zhai. Web Search Relevance Feedback. Encyclopedia of Database Systems, pages 3493-3497, 2009. (PDF)

  • Tao Tao, ChengXiang Zhai, Xinghua Lu and Hui Fang. A Study of Statistical Methods for Function Prediction of Protein Motifs. Applied Bioinformatics, Volume 3, No. 2-3, pages 115-124, 2004. (Appl Bioinformatics) ([pdf])

Conference Papers

  • Xitong Liu and Hui Fang. Towards Less Biased Web Search . In Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval, 2015. (ICTIR'15) (short paper)

  • Hao Wu and Hui Fang. Analytical Performance Modeling for Top-K Query Processing . To appear in 23rd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2014. (CIKM'14, 21% acceptance).

  • Hao Wu and Hui Fang. Document Prioritization for Scalable Query Processing . To appear in 23rd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2014. (CIKM'14, 21% acceptance).

  • Yue Wang, Xitong Liu and Hui Fang. A Study of Concept-based Weighting Regularization for Medical Records Search. In Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2014. (ACL'14) (PDF)

  • Zhuo Li, Sandra Carberry, Hui Fang and Kathleen McCoy. Identifying Important Features for Graph Retrieval. In Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, 2014. (COLING'14) (PDF)

  • Zhuo Li, Sandra Carberry, Hui Fang, Kathleen McCoy and Kelly Peterson. Infographics Retrieval, a New Methodology. In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Application of Natural Language to Information Systems, 2014. (NLDB'14) (PDF)

  • Yue Wang, Hao Wu and Hui Fang. An Exploration of Tie-Breaking for Microblog Retrieval. In Proceedings of the 36th European Conference on Information Retrieval, 2014. (ECIR'14) (short paper) (PDF)

  • Hao Wu and Hui Fang. An Incremental Approach to Efficient Pseudo Relevance Feedback. In Proceedings of the 36th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2013. (SIGIR'13)(19.9% acceptance) (PDF)

  • Lijiang Chen, Yibing Zhao, Shimin Chen, Hui Fang, Chengkai Li and Min Wang. iPLUG: Personalized List Recommendation in Twitter . In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Web Information System Engineering, 2013. (WISE'13) (24.7% acceptance) (PDF)

  • Yue Wang, Irene Manotas, Kristina Winbladh and Hui Fang. Automatic Detection of Ambiguous Terminology for Software Requirements. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Application of Natural Language to Information Systems, 2013. (NLDB'13) (PDF)

  • Peilin Yang and Hui Fang. Opinion-based User Profile Modeling for Contextual Suggestions. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval, 2013. (ICTIR'13) (short paper) (PDF)

  • Hao Wu and Hui Fang. Tie Breaker: A Novel Way of Combining Retrieval Signals. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval, 2013. (ICTIR'13) (short paper) (PDF)

  • Wei Zheng and Hui Fang. A Diagnostic Study of Search Result Diversification Methods. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval, 2013. (ICTIR'13) (short paper) (PDF)

  • Hao Wu and Hui Fang. Relation-based Term Weighting Regularization. In Proceedings of the 34th European Conference on Information Retrieval, 2012. (ECIR'12) (21% acceptance) (PDF)

  • Wei Zheng, Hui Fang and Conglei Yao. Exploiting Concept Hierarchy for Result Diversification. In Proceedings of the 21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2012. (CIKM'12) (short paper, 27.8% acceptance) (PDF)

  • Xitong Liu, Hui Fang, Fei Chen and Min Wang. Entity Centric Query Expansion for Enterprise Search. In Proceedings of the 21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2012. (CIKM'12) (short paper, 27.8% acceptance) (PDF)

  • Christopher Boston, Sandra Carberry and Hui Fang. Wikimantic: Disambiguation for Short Queries. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Application of Natural Language to Information Systems, 2012. (NLDB'12) (PDF)

  • Xitong Liu, Hui Fang, Cong-Lei Yao and Min Wang. Finding Relevant Information of Certain Types from Enterprise Data . In Proceedings of the 20th ACM International Conference on Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management, 2011. (CIKM'11) (15% acceptance) (PDF)

  • Ben Carterette, Evangelos Kanoulas, Virgial Pavlu and Hui Fang. Building Reusable Test Collections Through Experimental Design. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2010. (SIGIR'10)(17% acceptance) (PDF)

  • Wei Zheng and Hui Fang. Query Aspect based Term Weighting Regularization in Information Retrieval. In Proceedings of the 32nd European Conference on Information Retrieval, 2010. (ECIR'10) (22% acceptance) (PDF)

  • Xuanhui Wang, Hui Fang and ChengXiang Zhai. A Study of Methods for Negative Relevance Feedback. In Proceedings of the 31st Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2008. (SIGIR'08) (17% acceptance) (PDF)

  • Hui Fang. A Re-examination of Query Expansion Using Lexical Resources. In Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meetings of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2008. (ACL'08)(25% acceptance) (PDF)

  • Xuanhui Wang, Hui Fang and ChengXiang Zhai. Improve Retrieval Accuracy for Difficult Queries using Negative Feedback. In Proceedings of the 16th ACM International Conference on Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management, pages 991-994, 2007. (CIKM'07) (short paper, 26% acceptance) (pdf)

  • Qiaozhu Mei, Hui Fang and ChengXiang Zhai. A Study of Poisson Query Generation Model for Information Retrieval. In Proceedings of the 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, pages 319-326, 2007. (SIGIR'07) (18% acceptance) (pdf)

  • Bin Tan, Atulya Velivelli, Hui Fang and ChengXiang Zhai. Term Feedback for Information Retrieval with Language Models. In Proceedings of the 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, pages 263-270, 2007. (SIGIR'07) (18% acceptance) (pdf)

  • Hui Fang and ChengXiang Zhai. Probabilistic Models for Expert Finding. In Proceedings of the 29th European Conference on Information Retrieval, pages 418-430, 2007. (ECIR'07) (19% acceptance) ([pdf])

  • Hui Fang and ChengXiang Zhai. Semantic Term Matching in Axiomatic Approaches to Information Retrieval. In Proceedings of the 29th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, pages 115-122, Seattle, Washington, USA, 2006. (SIGIR'06) (19% acceptance) ([pdf])

  • Hui Fang and ChengXiang Zhai. An Exploration of Axiomatic Approaches to Information Retrieval. In Proceedings of the 28th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, pages 480-487, Salvador, Brazil, 2005. (SIGIR'05) (19% acceptance) ([pdf])

  • Hui Fang, Tao Tao and ChengXiang Zhai. A Formal Study of Information Retrieval Heuristics. In Proceedings of the 27th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, pages 49-56, Sheffield, United Kingdom, 2004. (SIGIR'04) (22% acceptance, Best Paper Award) ([pdf], [slides])

Other Research Papers

  • Hui Fang and ChengXiang Zhai. VIRLab: A Platform for Privacy-Preserving Evaluation for Information Retrieval Models. To appear in the SIGIR 2014 Privacy-Preserving IR Workshop, 2014. (PIR'14) (PDF)

  • Peilin Yang and Hui Fang. An Opinion-aware Approach to Contextual Suggestions. In Proceedings of the 2013 Text REtrieval Conference, 2013. (TREC'13, No. 1 group in 2013 TREC Contextual Suggestion track) (PDF)

  • Peilin Yang and Hui Fang. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Axiomatic Approaches in Web Track. In Proceedings of the 2013 Text REtrieval Conference, 2013. (TREC'13, No. 2 group based on ERR (ad-hoc task) and No. 1 group based on ERR-IA (diversity measure) in 2013 TREC Web track) (PDF)

  • Xitong Liu, Jerry Darko and Hui Fang. A Related Entity based Approach for Knowledge Base Acceleration. In Proceedings of the 2013 Text REtrieval Conference, 2013. (TREC'13, No.3 group based on the primary measure (F_1 on the vital only retrieval objective) in 2013 TREC KBA track) (PDF)

  • Yue Wang, Jerry Darko and Hui Fang. Tie-breaker: A New Perspective of Ranking and Evaluation for Microblog Retrieval. In Proceedings of the 2013 Text REtrieval Conference, 2013. (TREC'13) (PDF)

  • Xitong Liu and Hui Fang. Leveraging Related Entities for Knowledge Base Acceleration. In Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Knowledge Representation, Retrieval and Reasoning, 2013. (CIKM-Web-KR 2013) (PDF)

  • Xitong and Hui Fang. Entity Profile based Approach in Automatic Knowledge Finding. In Proceedings of the 2012 Text REtrieval Conference, 2012. (TREC'12, No.1 group (based on two measures) and No. 2 group (based on the other two measures) in TREC 2012 KBA track) (PDF)

  • Peilin Yang and Hui Fang. An Exploration of Ranking-based Strategy for Contextual Suggestions. In Proceedings of the 2012 Text REtrieval Conference, 2012. (TREC'12, No. 3 group in 2012 TREC Contextual Suggestion track) (PDF)

  • Miguel A. Callejas P, Yue Wang and Hui Fang. Exploiting Domain Thesaurus for Medical Record Retrieval. In Proceedings of the 2012 Text REtrieval Conference, 2012. (TREC'12, No. 6 group in 2012 TREC Medical Records track) (PDF)

  • Hao Wu and Hui Fang. Concept Detection and Using Concept in Ad-hoc Microblog Search. In Proceedings of the 2012 Text REtrieval Conference, 2012. (TREC'12) (PDF)

  • Wei Zheng and Hui Fang. Exploiting Ontologies for Search Result Diversification. In Proceedings of the 2012 Text REtrieval Conference, 2012. (TREC'12) (PDF)

  • Fei Chen, Hui Fang, Ma Yue, Keke Qi, Min Wang and Xiaohui Huang. Related Entity Search: Exploiting Structured Context for Enterprise Search, HP TechCon 2012.

  • Wei Zheng and Hui Fang. A Study of Pattern-based Subtopic Discovery and Integration in the Web Track. In Proceedings of the 2011 Text REtrieval Conference, 2011. (TREC'11, No. 2 category B group for the diversity task in the 2011 TREC Web track) (PDF)

  • Hao Wu and Hui Fang. An Exploration of New Ranking Strategies for Medical Record Tracks. In Proceedings of the 2011 Text REtrieval Conference, 2011. (TREC'11) (PDF)

  • Hao Wu and Hui Fang. Time-Sensitive Weighting for Microblog Retrieval. In Proceedings of the 2011 Text REtrieval Conference, 2011. (TREC'11) (PDF)

  • Wei Zheng and Hui Fang. A Comparative Study of Search Result Diversification. In Proceedings of the ECIR workshop on Diversity in Document Retrieval, 2011. (DDR'11) (PDF)

  • Hao Wu and Hui Fang. An Exploration of Query Term Deletion. In Proceedings of the ECIR workshop on Information Retrieval Over Query Sessions, 2011. (SIR'11) (PDF)

  • Xitong Liu and Hui Fang. A Study of Semantic Search in SemSearch 2011. In Proceedings of the 4th International Semantic Search Workshop, 2011. (SemSearch'11) (PDF)

  • Wei Zheng and Hui Fang. A Retrieval System based on Sentimental Analysis. In Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval, 2010. (HCIR'10) (PDF)

  • Xitong Liu and Hui Fang. A Study of Entity Search in Semantic Search Workshop. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Semantic Search Workshop, 2010. (SemSearch'10) (PDF)

  • Wei Zheng and Hui Fang. University of Delaware at Diversity Task of Web Track 2010. In Proceedings of the 2010 Text REtrieval Conference, 2010. (TREC'10) (PDF)

  • Wei Zheng and Hui Fang. Axiomatic Approaches to Information Retrieval - University of Delaware at TREC 2009 Million Query and Web Tracks. In Proceedings of the 2009 Text REtrieval Conference, 2009. (TREC'09, No. 1 group in TREC 2009 Million Query track) (PDF)

  • Wei Zheng, Swapna Gottipati, Jing Jiang and Hui Fang. UDEL/SMU at TREC 2009 Entity Track . In Proceedings of the 2009 Text REtrieval Conference, 2009. (TREC'09) (PDF)

  • Ben Carterette, Virgil Pavlu, Hui Fang and Evangelos Kanuolas. Million Query Track 2009 Overview . In Proceedings of the 2009 Text REtrieval Conference, 2009. (TREC'09) (PDF)

  • Hui Fang, Lixin Zhou and ChengXiang Zhai. Language Models for Expert Finding - UIUC TREC 2006 Enterprise Track Experiments. In Proceedings of the 2006 Text REtrieval Conference, 2006. (TREC'06) (PDF)

  • Hui Fang and ChengXiang Zhai. An Axiomatic Approach to IR - UIUC TREC 2005 Robust Track Experiments. In Proceedings of the 2005 Text REtrieval Conference, 2005. (TREC'05, No. 5 group in TREC 2005 Robust track) (PDF)

  • Bin Tan, Atulya Velivelli, Hui Fang and ChengXiang Zhai. Interactive Construction of Query Language Models - UIUC TREC 2005 HARD Track Experiments. In Proceedings of the 2005 Text REtrieval Conference, 2005. (TREC'05) (PDF)

  • ChengXiang Zhai, Xinghua Lu, Xu Ling, Xin He, Atulya Velivelli, Xuanhui Wang, Hui Fang and Azadeh Shakery. UIUC/MUSC at TREC 2005 Genomics Track. In Proceedings of the 2005 Text REtrieval Conference, 2005. (TREC'05, No. 4 group in the TREC 2005 Genomics Track) (PDF)

  • Hui Fang, Rishi Sinha, Wensheng Wu, Anhai Doan and ChengXiang Zhai. Entity Retrieval Over Structured Data. Technical Report, UIUC-CS-2414, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004.

  • ChengXiang Zhai, Tao Tao, Hui Fang and Zhidi Shang. Improving the Robustness of Language Models - UIUC TREC 2003 Robust and Genomics Experiments. In Proceedings of the 2003 Text REtrieval Conference, 2003. (TREC'03) (PDF)

  • Hui Fang, Tao Tao and ChengXiang Zhai. An Exploration of Formalized Information Retrieval Heuristics. In Proceedings of the SIGIR 2003 Workshop on Mathematical/Formal Methods in Information Retrieval, 2003. (PDF)

Poster and Demo Papers

  • Wei Zhong and Hui Fang. OPMES: A Similarity Search Engine for Mathematical Content . To appear in the 36th European Conference on Information Retrieval, 2016. (ECIR'16) (demo)

  • Hui Fang, Hao Wu, Peilin Yang and ChengXiang Zhai. VIRLab: A Web-based Virtual Lab for Learning and Studying Information Retrieval Models. In Proceedings of the 37th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2014. ( SIGIR'14) (demo) (PDF)

  • Xitong Liu, Peilin Yang and Hui Fang. EntEXPO: An Interactive Search System for Entity-Bearing Queries. In Proceedings of the 36th European Conference on Information Retrieval, 2014. (ECIR'14) (demo) (PDF)

  • Hao Wu, Hui Fang and Steven J. Stanhope. An Early Warning System for Unrecognized Drug Side Effect Discovery. In Proceedings of the 21st World Wide Web Conference, 2012. (WWW'12) (demo) (PDF)

  • Wei Zheng, Hui Fang, Cong-Lei Yao and Min Wang. Search Result Diversification for Enterprise Data. In Proceedings of the 20th ACM International Conference on Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management, 2011. (CIKM'11) (poster paper) (PDF)

  • Wei Zheng, Xuanhui Wang, Hui Fang and Hong Cheng. An Exploration of Pattern-based Subtopic Modeling for Search Result Diversification. In Proceedings of ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries,2011. (JCDL'11) (poster paper) (PDF)

  • Hui Fang, ChengXiang Zhai, Lei Liu and Jiong Yang. Subspace Clustering for Microarray Data Analysis: Multiple Criteria and Significance Assessment. In Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE Computational Systems Bioinformatics Conference,2004. (CSB'04) (poster paper) (PDF)

Ph.D Dissertation and Master Thesis

  • Hui Fang. An Axiomatic Approach to Information Retrieval. Ph.D Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007. ( Nominated for ACM PhD Dissertation Award)
  • Hui Fang. Exploring Gene Expression Data: New Subspace Clustering Model and Evaluation Metrics . Master Thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004.

Book

  • New! Hui Fang and ChengXiang Zhai. Axiomatic Analysis and Optimization of Information Retrieval Models. (In Preparation). Synthesis Lectures on Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services, Morgan & Claypool Publishers.


Last updated: June 2014