“Do News Consumers Want Explanations for Personalized News Rankings?” by Maartje Ter Hoeve, Mathieu Heruer, Daan Odijk, Anne Schuth, Martijn Spitters, Ron Mulder, Nick van der Wildt, and Maarten de Rijke was accepted at the FATREC Workshop on Responsible Recommendation at RecSys 2017.
The Information and Language Processing Systems group is part of the Informatics Institute of the University of Amsterdam. Our research is aimed at intelligent information access, especially in the face of massive amounts of information. We work on finding and analyzing content (information retrieval, machine translation, language technology), the analysis of structural information (social networks, linked data) and the analysis of user behavior (self-learning search, log analysis, user studies).
We combine fundamental, experimental and applied research, and we do so using a broad range of textual data, data from the web or enterprises, edited or user generated, or obtained from (automatic) transcriptions of audio or video. We are involved in a large number of projects with other groups, both within and outside academia. Our research is funded by NWO, KNAW, the EU and through a range of public-private partnerships.
Four papers were accepted at Neu-IR 2017: The SIGIR 2017 Workshop on Neural Information Retrieval. They are “Share your model instead of your data: Privacy preserving mimic learning for ranking” by Mostafa Dehghani, Hosein Azarbonyad, Jaap Kamps, and Maarten de Rijke; “Modeling label ambiguity for listwise neural learning to rank” by Rolf Jagerman, Julia Kiseleva, and Maarten de Rijke; “Thread reconstruction in conversational data using neural coherence models” by Dat Tien Nguyen, Shafiq Joty, Basma El Amel Boussaha, and Maarten de Rijke; and “Semantic entity retrieval toolkit” by Christophe Van Gysel, Maarten de Rijke, and Evangelos Kanoulas.
This edition of SEA is in partnership with FNWI. As usual we will have two talks: one academic and one industry talk, followed by drinks. This Friday, we will have a talk by Alexey Borisov (Yandex and University of Amsterdam) and Manos Tsagkias from 904Labs. The talks are focused on the topic of learning from user behavior.