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The international annual Quantum Information Processing (QIP) series is the premier meeting for theoretical quantum information research. Since 1998, the conference has featured breakthroughs by the leaders in the disciplines of computing, cryptography, information theory, mathematics and physics. The scientific objective of the series is to gather the theoretical quantum information community to present and discuss the latest groundbreaking work in the field.
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Date: 18–22 January 2017
Location: Seattle, WA
Type: Conference
Workshop on Data Mining Systems and their Applications on the Cloud: CLOUDMINE
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Date: 12–15 December 2016
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Type: Workshop
Ricardo L. de Queiroz and Philip A. Chou

In free-viewpoint video, there is a recent trend to represent scene objects as solids rather than using multiple depth maps. Point clouds have been used in computer graphics for a long time and with the recent possibility of real time capturing and rendering, point clouds have been favored over meshes in order to save computation. Each point in the cloud is associated with its 3D position and its color. We devise a method to compress the colors in point clouds which is based on a hierarchical transform...

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Date: 1 December 2016
Type: Article
Publisher: IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Software engineering for education focuses on developing technologies that make programming, testing and analysis more accessible to students. This workshop explores testing through gaming, which is popular with students, and can produce data worthy of analysis. Code Hunt is an industrial strength programming game which is now open in the community and available for research.
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Date: 18 November 2016
Location: Motif Hotel (1415 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101)
Type: Workshop
Workshop on industrial testing co-located with the 24th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (Seattle).
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Date: 14 November 2016
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Type: Workshop
Samuel Haney, Ashwin Machanavajjhala, and Bolin Ding

The problem of designing error optimal differentially private algorithms is well studied. Recent work applying differential privacy to real world settings have used variants of differential privacy that appropriately modify the notion of neighboring databases. The problem of designing error optimal algorithms for such variants of differential privacy is open. In this paper, we show a novel transformational equivalence result that can turn the problem of query answering under differential privacy with a...

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Date: 1 September 2016
Type: Article
Publisher: VLDB – Very Large Data Bases
Rishabh Singh

The recent Programming By Example (PBE) techniques such as FlashFill have shown great promise for enabling end-users to perform data transformation tasks using input-output examples. Since examples are inherently an under-specification, there are typically a large number of hypotheses conforming to the examples, and the PBE techniques suffer from scalability issues for finding the intended program amongst the large space.

We present a semi-supervised learning technique to significantly reduce...

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Date: 1 September 2016
Type: Inproceeding
Publisher: VLDB – Very Large Data Bases
Philip A. Chou and Ricardo L. de Queiroz

We introduce the Gaussian Process Transform (GPT), an orthogonal transform for signals defined on a finite but otherwise arbitrary set of points in a Euclidean domain. The GPT is obtained as the e Transform (KLT) of the marginalization of a Gaussian Process defined on the domain. Compared to the Graph Transform (GT), which is the KLT of a Gauss Markov Random Field over the same set of points whose neighborhood structure is inherited from the Euclidean domain, the GPT has up to 6 dB higher coding...

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Date: 1 September 2016
Type: Inproceeding
Publisher: IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Fernando Diaz, Bhaskar Mitra, and Nick Craswell

Continuous space word embeddings have received a great deal of attention in the natural language processing and machine learning communities for their ability to model term similarity and other relationships. We study the use of term relatedness in the context of query expansion for information retrieval. We demonstrate that word embeddings such as word2vec and GloVe, when trained globally, underperform corpus and query specific embeddings for retrieval tasks. These results suggest that other tasks...

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Date: 7 August 2016
Type: Inproceeding
Publisher: ACL – Association for Computational Linguistics
Ji He, Jianshu Chen, Xiaodong He, Jianfeng Gao, Lihong Li, Li Deng, and Mari Ostendorf
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Date: 1 August 2016
Type: Inproceeding
Publisher: ACL – Association for Computational Linguistics
Zhongyuan Wang and Haixun Wang

Billions of short texts are produced everyday, in the form of search queries, ad keywords, tags, tweets, messenger conversations, social network posts, etc. Unlike documents, short texts have some unique characteristics which make them difficult to handle. First, short texts, especially search queries, do not always observe the syntax of a written language. This means traditional NLP techniques, such as syntactic parsing, do not always apply to short texts. Second, short texts contain limited context....

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Date: 1 August 2016
Type: Inproceeding
Junchen Jiang, Rajdeep Das, Ganesh Ananthanarayanan, Philip A. Chou, Venkata Padmanabhan, Vyas Sekar, Esbjorn Dominique, Marcin Goliszewski, Dalibor Kukoleca, Renat Vafin, and Hui Zhang

The use of the public Internet for voice calls is here to stay. In spite of the volume and importance of Internet telephony, we have little understanding of (1) how network performance impacts user-perceived voice call quality, and (2) why and where such quality problems occur in the wild. To bridge this gap, we analyze a data set of 88 million calls from a large VoIP provider with clients spread across 1900 ASes and 126 countries. One of the key findings is that calls over bad networks are spread out...

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Date: 1 August 2016
Type: Inproceeding
Publisher: ACM – Association for Computing Machinery
Konstantina Christakopoulou, Filip Radlinski, and Katja Hofmann

People often ask others for restaurant recommendations as a way to discover new dining experiences. This makes restaurant recommendation an exciting scenario for recommender systems and has led to substantial research in this area. However, most such systems behave very differently from a human when asked for a recommendation. The goal of this paper is to begin to reduce this gap.

In particular, humans can quickly establish preferences when asked to make a recommendation for someone they do not...

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Date: 1 August 2016
Type: Inproceeding
Publisher: ACM – Association for Computing Machinery
Wen-tau Yih, Matthew Richardson, Christopher Meek, Ming-Wei Chang, and Jina Suh
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Date: 1 August 2016
Type: Inproceeding
Publisher: ACL – Association for Computational Linguistics
In recent years, deep neural networks have yielded significant performance improvements in application areas such as speech recognition and computer vision. They have also had an impact in natural language applications such as machine translation, image caption generation and conversational agents. Our focus is on the applicability of deep neural networks to information retrieval. Neu-IR (pronounced “new IR”) will be a highly interactive full day workshop.
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Date: 21 July 2016
Location: Pisa, Tuscany, Italy
Type: Workshop
The 7th Workshop on Constraint Solvers in Testing, Verification, and Analysis (CSTV) 2016.
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Date: 17 July 2016
Location: Saarbrücken
Type: Workshop
Peter Bailey and Nick Craswell

Why do people start a search? Why do they stop? Why do they do what they do in-between? Our goal in this paper is to provide a simple yet general explanation for these acts that has its basis in neuropsychology and observed user behavior. We coin the term “ingram”, as an information counterpart to Richard Semon's “engram” or "memory trace". People search to create ingrams. People stop searching because they have created sufficient ingrams, or given up. We describe these acts through a pair of user...

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Date: 17 July 2016
Type: Inproceeding
Publisher: ACM – Association for Computing Machinery
Ganesh Jawahar, Manish Gupta, and Vasudeva Varma

Doc2Sent2Vec is an unsupervised approach to learn low-dimensional feature vector (or embedding) for a document. This embedding captures the semantics of the document and can be fed as input to machine learning algorithms to solve a myriad number of applications in the field of data mining and information retrieval. Some of these applications include document classification, retrieval, and ranking.

The proposed approach is two-phased. In the first phase, the model learns a vector for each sentence...

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Date: 17 July 2016
Type: Inproceeding
Peter Bailey, Alistair Moffat, Falk Scholer, and Paul Thomas

We describe the UQV100 test collection, designed to incorporate variability from users. Information need “backstories” were written for 100 topics (or sub-topics) from the TREC 2013 and 2014 Web Tracks. Crowd workers were asked to read the backstories, and provide the queries they would use; plus effort estimates of how many useful documents they would have to read to satisfy the
need. A total of 10;835 queries were collected from 263 workers. After normalization and spell-correction, 5;764 unique...

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Date: 17 July 2016
Type: Inproceeding
Publisher: ACM – Association for Computing Machinery
The Microsoft Summer School on the Internet of Things will take place in Kazan, Russia, July 17 to 23, 2016. Our summer schools provide a unique opportunity for students to learn about fundamental and state-of-the-art results and to mingle with world leaders in the field.
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Date: 17–23 July 2016
Location: Kazan, Russia
Type: Other
The Software Engineering Mix provides a forum for our colleagues from academia to interact directly with Microsoft engineers.
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Date: 15 July 2016
Location: Redmond, Washington, United States
Type: Workshop
Cloud services offer a plethora of new resource management and efficiency problems as service providers seek to meet the demands of interactive and batch services in modern data centers. This session will present novel system approaches and opportunities, ranging from architecture to OS to applications with a focus on emerging challenges for system design. We will use a non-standard short talks & small group interactive format.
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Date: 15 July 2016
Location: Building 33, Redmond, WA
Type: Workshop
At the seventeenth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, leading academic researchers and educators will meet with Microsoft researchers and engineers to share ideas and results about some of today’s most exciting new directions in computer science.
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Date: 13–15 July 2016
Location: Redmond, WA, United States
Type: Conference
Be inspired by top design schools from around the world as they respond to the Design Expo 2016 Challenge. This year we are excited to again align with Faculty Summit and the 25th Anniversary of Microsoft Research.
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Date: 10–14 July 2016
Location: Redmond, Washington
Type: Conference
This annual event is for PhD students in their first or second year from universities and research institutions with which Microsoft Research partners, as well as all Microsoft Research PhD Scholars. It includes a series of talks of academic interest, transferable skills talks, and poster sessions that provide invited students the opportunity to present their work to Microsoft researchers.
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Date: 4–8 July 2016
Location: Cambridge, UK
Type: Other
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