Avoiding Your Teacher's Mistakes: Training Neural Networks with Controlled Weak Supervision

This post is about the project I've done in collaboration with Aliaksei Severyn, Sascha Rothe, and Jaap Kamps, during my internship at Google Research. Deep neural networks have shown impressive results in a lot of tasks in computer vision, natural language processing, and information retrieval. However, their success is conditioned on the availability of exhaustive […]

Learning to Attend, Copy, and Generate for Session-Based Query Suggestion

Our paper "Learning to Attend, Copy, and Generate for Session-Based Query Suggestion", with Sascha Rothe, Enrique Alfonseca, and Pascal Fleury, has been accepted as a long paper at the international Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM'17). This paper is on the outcome of my internship at Google Research. \o/ Users interact with search engines […]

Beating the Teacher: Neural Ranking Models with Weak Supervision

Our paper "Neural Ranking Models with Weak Supervision", with Hamed Zamani, Aliaksei Severyn, Jaap Kamps, and W. Bruce Croft, has been accepted as a long paper at The 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR2017). \o/ This paper is on the outcome of my pet project during my internship […]

Discovering Links in Political Conversations

Recently I participated in a semi-hackathon, one-week event, at Talk of Europe - Creative Camp #3 with two other members of ExPoSe project, Alex and Hosein. We proposed to develop a system for Discovering Links in Political Conversations. Here is a brief report on what we have done in this event: Entity recognition and disambiguation is a strong tool for […]

Applience for Xamin

Xamin is a virtualization solution that simulates hardware resources as a server to provide and manage some services. Xamin appliances are server side preconfigured and easily installable software which improve server functionalities. There are many appliances developed for Xamin. We have started designing and developing five appliances based on existing open-source tools for Xamin. These appliances […]

Data Analysis: Help-Desk System, University of Tehran

I have started working on a project which aims to develop a business intelligence tool that manages data of Information Technology Services Support System (Help-Desk) of University of Tehran. This project is offered by The Center of Information Technology and Cyberspace (CITC), University of Tehran. Generally, the purpose of the project is to organize data and […]

Information Diffusion Analysis in Persian News Agancies Data

I am working on a project that aims to design and develop semi-automatic engines for analyzing social network. This project is offered by UT Social Network Lab. One of the main aims of this project is to provide a tool for investigating the mechanisms of information diffusion across the web, especially Persian news agencies data.  In loose terms, in […]