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John Foley

Teaching

Office: Ford Hall 252

Office Hours:

Courses (Fall 2019)

Research

The core of my research is in promoting access to information through classification, categorization, retrieval with a focus on digital library data. As a result, I am always pursuing the balance between efficient, explainable, and effective machine learning systems.

Publications

(2019) Incorporating Hierarchical Domain Information to Disambiguate Very Short Queries
Hamed Bonab, Mohammad Aliannejadi, John Foley, James Allan - ICTIR 2019 - 4 pages.
(2019) Sentence Retrieval for Entity List Extraction with a Seed, Context and Topic
Sheikh Muhammad Sarwar, John Foley, Liu Yang, James Allan - ICTIR 2019 - 4 pages.
(2019) Poetry: Identification, Entity Recognition, and Retrieval(CIIR)
John Foley - PhD Thesis. - 125 pages.
(2018) ToyBox: Better Atari Environments for Testing Reinforcement Learning Agents(URL) (Code)
John Foley, Emma Tosch, Kaleigh Clary, David Jensen - Systems for ML Workshop at NeurIPS 2018 - 6 pages.
(2018) Let's Play Again: Variability of Deep Reinforcement Learning Agents in Atari Environments(Code)
Kaleigh Clary, Emma Tosch, John Foley, David Jensen - Critiquing and Correcting Trends in Machine Learning Workshop at NeurIPS 2018 - 4 pages.
(2018) UMass TREC 2018 Notebook(URL) (Code)
Shahrzad Naseri, John Foley, James Allan - In Proceedings of TREC 2018, NIST - 9 pages.
(2018) Exploring Summary-Expanded Entity Embeddings for Entity Retrieval(URL)
Shahrzad Naseri, John Foley, James Allan, Brendan O'Connor - EYRE '18 (workshop at CIKM'18) - 7 pages.
(2018) Mocking Atari for Deep Reinforcement Learning(URL) (Code)
Emma Tosch, Akanksha Atrey, John Foley, Sam Witty, Kaleigh Clary, David Jensen - IBM AI-Systems Day 2018 - 2 pages.
(2018) Search Agent Model: A Conceptual Framework for Search by Algorithms and Agent Systems(CIIR)
Jeffrey Dalton, John Foley - DESIRES 2018 - 6 pages.
(2018) Named Entity Recognition with Extremely Limited Data(arXiv) (CIIR) (Code)
John Foley, Sheikh Muhammad Sarwar, James Allan - LND4IR 2018 - 6 pages.
(2018) Semantic Location in Email Query Suggestion(ACMDL) (CIIR) (Code)
John Foley, Mingyang Zhang, Michael Bendersky, Marc Najork - SIGIR 2018 - 4 pages.
(2018) Universal Approximation Functions for Fast Learning to Rank(ACMDL) (CIIR) (Code)
Daniel Cohen, John Foley, Hamed Zamani, James Allan, Bruce Croft - SIGIR 2018 - 4 pages.
(2018) Explainable Agreement through Simulation for Tasks with Subjective Labels(CIIR)
John Foley - LND4IR 2018 - 2 pages.
(2018) Term Relevance Feedback for Contextual Named Entity Retrieval(ACMDL) (CIIR)
Sheikh Muhammad Sarwar, John Foley, James Allan - CHIIR 2018 - 4 pages.
(2017) On the Equivalence of Generative and Discriminative Formulations of the Sequential Dependence Model(ACMDL) (CIIR)
Laura Dietz, John Foley - ATIR 2017 - 10 pages.
(2016) Probabilistic Approaches to Controversy Detection(CIIR) (Code)
Myung-ha Jang, John Foley, Shiri Dori-Hacohen, James Allan - CIKM 2016 - 4 pages.
(2016) Improving Entity Ranking for Keyword Queries(ACMDL) (CIIR)
John Foley, Brendan O'Connor, James Allan - CIKM 2016 - 4 pages.
(2016) Retrieving Hierarchical Syllabus Items for Exam Question Analysis(CIIR) (Code)
John Foley, James Allan - ECIR 2016 - 12 pages.
(2016) Toward Reproducible Baselines: The Open-Source Information Retrieval Reproducibility Challenge(Code)
Jimmy Lin, Matt Crane, Andrew Trotman, Jaime Callan, Ishan Chattopadhyaya, John Foley, Grant Ingersoll, Craig Macdonald, Sebastiano Vigna - ECIR 2016 - 12 pages.
(2015) Learning to Extract Local Events from the Web(ACMDL) (CIIR) (Code)
John Foley, Michael Bendersky, Vanja Josifovski - SIGIR 2015 - 10 pages.
(2015) Retrieving Time from Scanned Books(CIIR) (Code)
John Foley, James Allan - ECIR 2015 - 12 pages.
(2013) Short Text Queries for Video Retrieval(CIIR)
James Allan, Jeff Dalton, John Foley, R. Manmatha, Venkatesh Murthy, David Wemhoener - TRECVid 2013 - 7 pages.

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