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Kaz’s paper wins Best Paper at JCDL13!

Kaz’s full paper at JCDL, entitled “Exploiting Potential Citation Papers in Scholarly Paper Recommendation” was awarded the Vannevar Bush Highest Scholarship Paper award.  The best paper recognition is great on its own but also carries a cash award.  Congratulations, Kaz!
Friday, 26 July 2013

WING reports four recent works at JCDL 2013!

Members of WING working on different projects had a total of four papers accepted at JCDL this year.  Kazunari Sugiyama’s work on paper recommendation was accepted as a full paper.  We understand that his work has also been nominated for best paper, so we’re excited!  Our Global Asia Institute work on author and affiliation extraction and matching was also accepted as a full paper.  Bamdad Bahrani and Jesse Gozali had their short papers accepted for presentation as well.  Congratulations, all!
Friday, 26 July 2013

Event-Timex Temporal Relationship Crowdsourced Corpus

As part of his research work, Jun Ping has collected a crowdsourced corpus for event-timex temporal relationship classification. The corpus contains sentences with event and time expression pairs marked out, together with the temporal relationship between these expressions, as defined by TempEval-1 and TempEval-2.  His recent COLING 2012 paper was based on this collected corpus, which is now being made available to the general public to spur temporal relationship classification research!
Thursday, 27 December 2012

Semantics3 goes to YCombinator

Varun Sivamani, a FYP graduate of WING, launched Semantics3 with three friends, to crawl and organize data on the web.  Since then the company has gone to attract paying customers and has recently become the first Singaporean startup to be selected for incubation with YCombinator.  Congratulations, Semantics3!
Friday, 21 December 2012

Congratulations to Dr Lin!

Dr Ziheng Lin passed his oral Ph.D. thesis defense this afternoon, marking the end of his long career affiliated with WING.  He did an UROP with Min in 2005, a FYP with Min and A/P Lee Wee Sun and a Ph.D. with Min and A/P Ng Hwee Tou.  Congratulations, Ziheng!
Monday, 03 December 2012

A new Chaptr!

Jesse has been hard at work in his last few months to create Chaptrs, the crowning Mac App that will help you organize your photo collection by events and within events too.  With 100s of photographs taken everyday, Chaptrs is a solution to the problem of finding photos, and for Jesse, getting data about photos from actual users (no private data taken, just simple photo metadata).
Thursday, 15 November 2012

2 papers by Jun Ping and team at COLING

Jun Ping, Ziheng and Praveen have published two papers at the upcoming COLING on temporal relation classification and the state-of-the-art in generic extractive automatic summarization.  Hope to see you at COLING 2012 in Mumbai!
Thursday, 15 November 2012

Congratulations to the CitWeb Team

Congratulations to Tao Chen, Zhao Jin, Heng Low Wee and Eric Yulianto for winning the first prize (5K SGD) in the CodeForScience contest! Bravo! See their winning entry.
Monday, 01 October 2012

NLP Workshop papers

We are happy to report that WING members have produced three upcoming NLP related workshop papers.  Aobo, Tao and Min have written up their work on Retweet understanding and prediction for the Language in Social Media 2012 workshop at NAACL.  Praveen and Min have written up a short white paper on the ACL Anthology, and Praveen and Huy have written up a separate paper documenting their contribution to the R50 shared task.  Both papers will be a part of the ACL special workshop on Rediscovering 50 years of Discoveries.
Thursday, 03 May 2012

WING Spring 2012 Hellos and Goodbyes

A few small personnel changes in our staff this semester.  We say goodbye to our Research Assistant Bac Sy Vo, who is leaving back to Vietnam to pursue work with a start up company in computer vision.  We also welcome Dr Ning Fang, who will join WING soon to join the work in the NExT project.
Monday, 02 April 2012