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Second ACM International Conference
on Web Search and Data Mining
WSDM 2009
Barcelona, Spain - February 9-12, 2009

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WSDM '09 Preliminary Program

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Monday, Feb 9

9:00 Workshops - Two parallel sessions (see ESAIR 2009 program and WSCD workshop program)

Tuesday, Feb 10

8:30 Registration starts
9:00 Welcome and Introduction
9:30 Invited Talk

Jeff Dean, Google, USA (abstract and short bio)
Challenges in Building Large-Scale Information Retrieval Systems

Coffee break
11:00 Web Search

  • Diversifying Search Results
    Rakesh Agrawal, Sreenivas Gollapudi, Alan Halverson and Samuel Ieong
  • Discovering and Using Groups to Improve Personalized Search
    Jaime Teevan, Meredith Ringel Morris and Steve Bush
  • Adaptive Subjective Triggers for Opinionated Document Retrieval
    Kazuhiro Seki and Kuniaki Uehara
  • Query by Document
    Yin Yang, Nilesh Bansal, Wisam Dakka, Panagiotis Ipeirotis, Nick Koudas and Dimitris Papadias
  • Wikipedia Pages as Entry Points for Book Search
    Marijn Koolen, Gabriella Kazai and Nick Craswell
13:30 Lunch
15:00 Classification & Clustering
  • Clustering the Tagged Web
    Daniel Ramage, Paul Heymann, Christopher Manning and Hector Garcia-Molina
  • Classifying Tags using Open Content Resources
    Simon Overell, Borkur Sigurbjornsson and Roelof van Zwol
  • Cross-Language Query Classification using Web Search for Exogenous Knowledge
    Xuerui Wang, Andrei Broder, Evgeniy Gabrilovich, Vanja Josifovski and Bo Pang
  • Improving Music Genre Classification Using Collaborative Tagging Data
    Ling Chen, Phillip Wright and Wolfgang Nejdl
  • Information Arbitrage Across Multi-lingual Wikipedia
    Eytan Adar, Michael Skinner and Daniel Weld

17:30 Coffee Break
18:00 Late Breaking Results I

Wednesday, Feb 11

9:00 Invited Talk

Gerhard Weikum, MPG, Germany (abstract and short bio) (SLIDES)
Harvesting, Searching, and Ranking Knowledge from the Web

Web Mining I

  • Measuring the Similarity between Implicit Semantic Relations using Web Search Engines.
    Danushka Bollegala, Yutaka Matsuo and Mitsuru Ishizuka
  • A Model for Fast Web Mining Prototyping
    Alvaro Pereira, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Nivio Ziviani and Jesus Bisbal

11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 User Interaction
  • Efficient Multiple-Click Models in Web Search
    Fan Guo, Chao Liu and Yi-Min Wang
  • Characterizing the Influence of Domain Expertise on Web Search Behavior
    Ryen White, Susan Dumais and Jaime Teevan
  • Quality-Aware Collaborative Question Answering: Methods and Evaluation
    Maggy Anastasia Suryanto, Ee-Peng Lim, Aixin Sun and Roger Chiang
  • A New Visual Search Interface for Web Browsing
    Songhua Xu, Tao Jin and Francis Lau

13:30 Lunch
15:00 Web Mining II
  • Mining User Web Search Activity with Layered Bayesian Networks or How to Capture a Click in its Context
    Benjamin Piwowarski, Georges Dupret and Rosie Jones
  • Generating Labels from Clicks.
    Rakesh Agrawal, Alan Halverson, Krishnaram Kenthapadi, Nina Mishra and Panayiotis Tsaparas
  • Aggregation of News Content Into Web Results
    Fernando Diaz
  • Mining Common Topics from Multiple Asynchronous Text Streams
    Xiang Wang, Kai Zhang, Xiaoming Jin and Dou Shen
  • Predicting Readability of Short Web Summaries
    Tapas Kanungo and David Orr

17:30 Coffee Break
18:00 Late Breaking Results II
20:00 Banquet

Thursday, Feb 12

9:00 Web Ranking
  • Effective Latent Space Graph-based Re-ranking Model with Global Consistency
    Hongbo Deng, Michael Lyu and Irwin King
  • Top-k Aggregation Using Intersection of Ranked Inputs
    Ravi Kumar, Kunal Punera, Torsten Suel and Sergei Vassilvitskii
  • Is Wikipedia Link Structure Different?
    Jaap Kamps and Marijn Koolen
  • Less is More: Sampling the Neighborhood Graph Makes SALSA Better and Faster
    Marc Najork, Sreenivas Gollapudi and Rina Panigrahy

11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Graph Mining & Web Content
  • Camera Brand Congruence in the Flickr Social Graph
    Adish Singla and Ingmar Weber.
  • Finding Text Reuse on the Web
    Michael Bendersky and Bruce Croft
  • Speeding up Algorithms on Compressed Web Graphs
    Chinmay Karande, Kumar Chellapilla and Reid Andersen
  • The Web Changes Everything: Understanding the Dynamics of Web Content
    Eytan Adar, Jaime Teevan, Susan Dumais and Jonathan Elsas

13:30 Lunch

15:00 Joint Invited Talk with WAW

Ravi Kumar, Yahoo!, USA (abstract and short bio)
Online Social Networks: Modeling and Mining

WAW Starts