Publications

2019 Short
Sentence Retrieval for Entity List Extraction with a Seed, Context and Topic
In the Proceedings of the ACM SIGIR International Conference on Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR 2019). Santa Clara, CA. 4 pages.
2019 Short
Incorporating Hierarchical Domain Information to Disambiguate Very Short Queries
In the Proceedings of the ACM SIGIR International Conference on Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR 2019). Santa Clara, CA. 4 pages.
2019 Dissertation
Poetry: Identification, Entity Recognition, and Retrieval CIIR
John Foley
Dissertation. College of Information and Computer Sciences: University of Massachusetts Amherst (PhD Thesis.). Amherst, MA. 129 pages.
2018 Workshop
ToyBox: Better Atari Environments for Testing Reinforcement Learning Agents ArXiv code
(Systems for ML Workshop at NeurIPS 2018). Montreal, Canada. 6 pages.
2018 Workshop
Let's Play Again: Variability of Deep Reinforcement Learning Agents in Atari Environments code
Critiquing and Correcting Trends in Machine Learning Workshop at Neural Information Processing Systems (Critiquing and Correcting Trends in Machine Learning Workshop at NeurIPS 2018). Montreal, Canada. 4 pages.
2018 Workshop
UMass TREC 2018 Notebook URL code
In the Notebook Proceedings of Text REtrieval Conference (TREC '18) (In Proceedings of TREC 2018, NIST). Gaithersburg, MD. 9 pages.
2018 Workshop
Exploring Summary-Expanded Entity Embeddings for Entity Retrieval URL
1st International Workshop on EntitY REtrieval (EYRE '18 workshop at CIKM'18). Turin, Italy. 7 pages.
2018 Workshop
Mocking Atari for Deep Reinforcement Learning URL code
Presented at IBM AI Systems Day 2018. (IBM AI-Systems Day 2018). Cambridge, MA. 2 pages.
2018 Long
Search Agent Model: A Conceptual Framework for Search by Algorithms and Agent Systems CIIR
Jeffrey Dalton John Foley
In Proceedings of Design of Experimental Search & Information REtrieval Systems (DESIRES 2018). Bertinoro, Italy. 6 pages.
2018 Workshop
Named Entity Recognition with Extremely Limited Data ArXiv CIIR code
In the Proceedings of ACM SIGIR 2018 Workshop on Learning from Limited or Noisy Data (LND4IR 2018). Ann Arbor, MI. 6 pages.
2018 Workshop
Explainable Agreement through Simulation for Tasks with Subjective Labels CIIR
John Foley
In the Proceedings of ACM SIGIR 2018 Workshop on Learning from Limited or Noisy Data (LND4IR 2018). Ann Arbor, MI. 2 pages.
2018 Short
Semantic Location in Email Query Suggestion ACMDL CIIR
In the Proceedings of The 41st Inter-national ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2018). Ann Arbor, MI. 4 pages.
2018 Short
Universal Approximation Functions for Fast Learning to Rank ACMDL CIIR code
In the Proceedings of The 41st Inter-national ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2018). Ann Arbor, MI. 4 pages.
2018 Short
Term Relevance Feedback for Contextual Named Entity Retrieval ACMDL CIIR
In the Proceedings of the 2018 ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction & Retrieval (CHIIR 2018). New Brunswick, NJ. 4 pages.
2017 Workshop
On the Equivalence of Generative and Discriminative Formulations of the Sequential Dependence Model ACMDL CIIR code
Laura Dietz John Foley
Workshop on Axiomatic Thinking for Information Retrieval and Related Tasks at SIGIR 2017 (ATIR 2017). Tokyo, Japan. 10 pages.
2016 Short
Probabilistic Approaches to Controversy Detection CIIR code
In the Proceedings of the 25th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2016). Indianapolis, IN. 4 pages.
2016 Short
Improving Entity Ranking for Keyword Queries ACMDL CIIR
In the Proceedings of The 25th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2016). Indianapolis, IN. 4 pages.
2016 Long
Retrieving Hierarchical Syllabus Items for Exam Question Analysis CIIR code
John Foley James Allan
In Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2016). Padova, Italy. 12 pages.
2016 Workshop
Toward Reproducible Baselines: The Open-Source Information Retrieval Reproducibility Challenge code
In Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2016). Padova, Italy. 12 pages.
2015 Long
Learning to Extract Local Events from the Web ACMDL CIIR
In Proceedings of the 38th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference (SIGIR 2015). Santiago, Chile. 10 pages.
2015 Long
Retrieving Time from Scanned Books CIIR code
John Foley James Allan
In Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2015). Vienna, Austria. 12 pages.
2013 Workshop
Short Text Queries for Video Retrieval CIIR
In Proceedings of TRECVid 2013, NIST (TRECVid 2013). Gaithersburg, MD. 7 pages.