Alexa Prize Emory Team was Interviewed by NPR WABE Close Look

Our Alexa Prize team members were interviewed by the Close Look hostess Rose Scott. You can check on the website https://www.wabe.org/episode/closer-look-jamarion-robinsons-family-seeks-answers-gsu-student-sit-campus-carry/ . The interview starts from 41:31 to the end in the audio stream.

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Alexa Prize 2018

http://esciencecommons.blogspot.com/2018/02/emory-team-vies-for-best-social-bot-via.html

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Congratulations Dr. Denis Savenkov!

Congratulations Dr. Denis Savenkov on successfully defending his PhD Thesis titled “Question Answering with User Generated Content”. Best wishes to him for his new journey at Facebook in Seattle as a research scientist! We will all miss you in the

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IRLab at Stone Mountain

Work hard play hard-IRLab at Stone Mountain! Happy winter break~

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Congratulation to Denis, Emory System he developed Ranks First in Live Question Answering Challenge

A question answering system, developed at Emory by a Ph.D. student Denis Savenkov, was ranked first in the LiveQA challenge, as announced at the 2016 Text Retrieval Conference (TREC 2016) on November 2016. The goal of the LiveQA challenge was

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“CRQA: Crowd-powered Real-time Automated Question Answering System” accepted to HCOMP 2016

Our paper “CRQA: Crowd-powered Real-time Automated Question Answering System” by Denis Savenkov and Eugene Agichtein has been accepted to HCOMP 2016. It describes our experiments in using crowdsourcing to improve real-time question answering system, which we ran during TREC LiveQA

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Our paper “When a Knowledge Base Is Not Enough” has been accepted at SIGIR 2016

Exciting news, our paper titled “When a Knowledge Base Is Not Enough: Question Answering over Knowledge Bases with External Text Data” by Denis Savenkov and Eugene Agichtein has been accepted at SIGIR 2016. The conference will take place in Pisa,

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Yahoo! FREP awarded to Dr. Eugene Agichtein

In 2015, 24 recipients from 22 universities were selected based on their areas of science and interest to Yahoo! The Department of Mathematics is proud to announce that Dr. Eugene Agichtein was awarded a research gift and the opportunity to

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Congratulations to Dr. Qiaoling Liu

Congratulations to Dr. Qiaoling Liu who successfully defended her PhD thesis on “Improving Usefulness of Community Question Answering Services Towards Better Searcher Satisfaction and Question Recommendation”.

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Congratulations to Dr. Yu Wang

We are happy to announce that Dr. Yu Wang has successfully defended his Ph.D. Thesis on “Modeling Temporal Dynamics of User Generated Content”.

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