Qiu Long’s JavaRAP, an anaphora resolver, has now been put on github and on
our local web service server system.  Check it out!
Tuesday, 08 March 2011

AIRS 2010 successfully concluded!

The Sixth Asia Information Retrieval Symposium (AIRS 2010) was successfully concluded at Taipei, Taiwan.  Unfortunately, both Min (as PC Co-Chair) and Kaz (as an Area Co-Chair) could not attend.  Ziheng, who was presenting a paper (see the publication list above), had to stand in for both of us.  We heard it was a success for both the conference and the accompanying workshop, thanks to the local organizational team and the strong program, keynote speakers and participants.  Hope you enjoyed it as well!
Thursday, 16 December 2010

Hellos and Goodbyes – November 2010

November marked the end of our group’s first large NRF grant work, that led to the development of ParsCit, WING.NUS Keyphrase and other recent work.  As such we bid a farewell to our two research assistants, Emma and Thang.  At the same time, our GAI grant officially started on the next day, and Huy Do joined us as a research assistant for our Nursing informatics project.   We celebrated the comings and goings at our 12 November group meeting with fruit topped cream cake and a surprise batch of homemade cookies from Emma.
Friday, 12 November 2010

Hellos and Goodbyes – January 2014

We welcome a new year with the hosting of three postgraduate interns from Tsinghua University (who have actually been with us for a month, since December 2013) — Chao Wang, Yongfeng Zhang and Qianli Xing.  Our UROP student, Bang Hui Lim, and beginning FYP student, Michael Yue, have also both returned from the NUS NOC programme in Silicon Valley and have joined us for research for the semester.  Muthu Kumar also rejoins WING as a newly-minted Ph.D. candidate — on for another 4 years!

We also say goodbye to three project students, Yue Zhao, Weiran Liu and Minh Khue Le, who have finished their attachment with WING on their Crowd.Motoring project.
Friday, 12 November 2010

Publishing Software on GitHub/NUS R2M

WING is cooperating with NUS Industrial Liason Office (ILO) to publish our open source / research software in their Research 2 Market (R2M) Portal, which will make it easier for commercial companies to license our software and for academic and research units to try them out.  More details coming soon.

WING also is building a presence on Github, since internally we use Git for source code control.  Our open source toolkits for digital library / NLP / IR research will be made available there.  Currently our ParsCit and Kairos projects are hosted on Github (as well as locally on the WING servers).
Thursday, 28 October 2010

U Tokyo Visits WING

Twenty researchers from the Matsuo, Mori and Kajikawa labs of the University of Tokyo visited WING on 20 Oct 2010.  While only around for a brief visit of one hour, we managed to fit in presentations from both groups and hear from them their current work on large scale citation analysis and Twitter based earthquake detection.  Kaz will also be going to U Tokyo to return the favor of their visit and present his current work to them in January 2011.  See our special 22 Oct 2010 meeting page for more details.
Wednesday, 27 October 2010

New Kairos version released (v100930)

Markus Hänse has released a new version of his Kairos scholarly paper crawler and metadata extractor.  Please find the download from the Kairos homepage.

– negative term dictionary & remover (kairos/dictionaries/negative.txt)

– Fixing CRF++ compilation erros (libtool)

– Upgrade CRF++ package to version 0.54
Thursday, 30 September 2010

Global Asia Institute Grant

WING has secured a collaborative grant with the Global Asia Institute (GAI) in NUS to look at trends in researcher movement in Asia.  This is a collaboration with Dr Philip Cho of the Asia Research Insitute, and will be active over the next three years.  We are planning to look at the social network of scholars and may expand to look at website evidence as well, to provide basic information for sociologists and historians to make qualitative conclusions about factors for why scientists and scholars move institutions.
Wednesday, 15 September 2010

AIRS 2010 registration deadline approaching

The registration deadline for the Asia Information Retrieval Symposium (AIRS 2010), which Min and Kaz are part of the organizing committee, is coming up soon.  The conference will be held in Taipei, Taiwan on 1-3 December 2010.  Check out for details!
Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Farewell Interns

We say goodbye to our three interns from this summer. Shomir Wilson (from Univ. of Maryland) who worked with Jin on academic artefact reference.  Rohit Kumar (IIT Delhi) who worked with Kaz on collaborative filtering and Rahmad Mahendra (Groningen) who worked with Min on hierarchical topic identification.  We wish them the best in their continued work on research and their future higher studies.
Wednesday, 15 September 2010