2017

TriviaQA: A Large Scale Distantly Supervised Challenge Dataset for Reading Comprehension

M. Joshi, E. Choi, D.S. Weld, L. ZettlemoyerACL , July 2017.
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2016

MicroTalk: Using Argumentation to Improve Crowdsourcing Accuracy

R. Drapeau, L.B. Chilton, J. Bragg, D.S. WeldFourth AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP 2016)AAAI Press , November 2016.
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Effective Crowd Annotation for Relation Extraction

A. Liu, S. Soderland, J. Bragg, C.H. Lin, X. Ling, D.S. Weld15th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL 2016) , June 2016.
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Optimal Testing for Crowd Workers

J. Bragg,  Mausam, D.S. Weld15th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2016) , May 2016.
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Toward Automatic Bootstrapping of Online Communities Using Decision-theoretic Optimization

S.W. Huang, J. Bragg, I. Cowhey, O. Etzioni, D. WeldComputer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)ACM , February 2016.
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Re-active Learning: Active Learning with Relabeling

C.H. Lin,  Mausam, D.S. WeldAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence , February 2016.
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2015

University of Washington System for 2015 KBP Cold Start Slot Filling

S. Soderland, N. Hawkins, G. Kim, D.S. WeldText Analysis Conference (TAC) KBP , November 2015.
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Artificial Intelligence and Collective Intelligence

D.S. Weld,  Mausam, C. Lin, J. BraggThe Collective Intelligence Handbook (Thomas Malone & Michael Bernstein, eds.)MIT Press , September 2015.
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Learning on the Job: Optimal Instruction for Crowdsourcing

J. Bragg,  Mausam, D.S. WeldICML ’15 Workshop on Crowdsourcing and Machine Learning ,  July 2015.
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Reactive Learning: Actively Trading Off Larger Noisier Training Sets Against Smaller Cleaner Ones

C.H. Lin,  Mausam, D.S. WeldICML Workshop on Crowdsourcing and Machine Learning and ICML Active Learning Workshop ,  July 2015.
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Design Challenges for Entity Linking

X. Ling, S. Singh, D.S. WeldTransactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics  3 , June 2015.
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Exploiting Parallel News Streams for Unsupervised Event Extraction

C. Zhang, S. Soderland, D.S. WeldTransactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL)  3 , March 2015.  

Crawled parallel news streams are available at

http://www.cs.washington.edu/ai/clzhang/sentences.tokens.gz http://www.cs.washington.edu/ai/clzhang/sentences.articleIDs.gz

The github url of this project: https://github.com/zhangcongle/NewsSpikeRe

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Extreme Extraction: Only One Hour per Relation

R. Hoffmann, L. Zettlemoyer, D.S. WeldCoRR  abs/1506.06418 ,  2015.
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2014

Parallel Task Routing for Crowdsourcing

J. Bragg, A. Kolobov,  Mausam, D.S. WeldAAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing , November 2014.
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To Re(label), or Not To Re(label)

C.H. Lin,  Mausam, D.S. WeldAAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing , November 2014.
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Type-Aware Distantly Supervised Relation Extraction with Linked Arguments

M. Koch, J. Gilmer, S. Soderland, D.S. WeldConference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) , October 25 2014.

Frenzy: Collaborative Data Organization for Creating Conference Sessions

L.B. Chilton, F. Cordeiro, D.S. Weld, J. LandayCHI 2014 , April 2014.

Context Representation for Named Entity Linking

X. Ling, S. Singh, D.S. Weld3rd Pacific Northwest Regional NLP Workshop ,  2014.

2013

Towards a Language for Non-Expert Specification of POMDPs for Crowdsourcing

C.H. Lin,  Mausam, D.S. WeldConference on Human Computation & Crowdsourcing (HCOMP) Works in Progress TrackAAAI Press , November 2013.
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Crowdsourcing Multi-Label Classification for Taxonomy Creation

J. Bragg,  Mausam, D.S. WeldConference on Human Computation & Crowdsourcing (HCOMP)AAAI Press , November 2013.   Awarded Best Paper
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Joint Crowdsourcing of Multiple Tasks

A. Kolobov,  Mausam, D.S. WeldConference on Human Computation & Crowdsourcing (HCOMP) Works in Progress TrackAAAI Press , November 2013.
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Open Information Extraction to KBP Relation in 3 Hours

S. Soderland, J. Gilmer, R. Bart, O. Etzioni, D.S. WeldText Analysis Conference - Knowledge Base Propagation (KBP) , November 2013.

Harvesting Parallel News Streams to Generate Paraphrases of Event Relations

C. Zhang, D.S. WeldConference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) , October 18 2013.

Joint Coreference Resolution and Named-Entity Linking with Multi-pass Sieves

H. Hajishirzi, L. Zilles, D.S. Weld, L. ZettlemoyerConference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) , October 18 2013.
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Extracting Meronyms for a Biology Knowledge Base using Distant Supervision

X. Ling, P. Clark, D.S. WeldACM Workshop on Automatic Knowledge-Base ConstructionACM , October 2013.
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POMDP-based control of workflows for crowdsourcing

P. Dai, C. Lin,  Mausam, D.S. WeldArtificial Intelligence  202 , September 2013.
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Cascade: Crowdsourcing Taxonomy Creation

L.B. Chilton, G. Little, D. Edge, D.S. Weld, J.A. LandayCHI ,  2013.

2012

Discovering Hidden Structure in Factored MDPs

A. Kolobov,  Mausam, D.S. WeldArtificial Intelligence  189 , September 2012.
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Crowdsourcing Control: Moving Beyond Multiple Choice

C.H. Lin,  Mausam, D.S. WeldConference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence , August 2012.
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A Theory of Goal-Oriented MDPs with Dead Ends

A. Kolobov,  Mausam, D. WeldConference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI) , August 2012.
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Dynamically Switching between Synergistic Workflows for Crowdsourcing

C.H. Lin,  Mausam, D.S. WeldAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence , July 2012.

Personalized Online Education — A Crowdsourcing Challenge

D.S. Weld, E. Adar, L. Chilton, R. Hoffmann, E. Horvitz, M. Koch, J. Landay, C. Lin,  Mausam4th Human Computation Workshop (HCOMP-12) , July 2012.
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Reverse Iterative Deepening for Finite-Horizon MDPs with Large Branching Factors

A. Kolobov, P. Dai,  Mausam, D.S. WeldICAPS , June 2012.
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ReGroup: Interactive Machine Learning for On-Demand Group Creation in Social Networks

S. Amershi, J. Fogarty, D.S. WeldProceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI-12) ,  2012.
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Ontological Smoothing for Relation Extraction with Minimal Supervision

C. Zhang, R. Hoffmann, D.S. WeldAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence ,  2012.
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LRTDP vs. UCT for Online Probabilistic Planning

A. Kolobov,  Mausam, D.S. WeldAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence ,  2012.
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Fine-Grained Entity Recognition

X. Ling, D.S. WeldAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence ,  2012.

2011

Execution Control for Crowdsourcing

D. Weld,  Mausam, P. DaiUIST , October 2011.
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Topological Value-Iteration Algorithms

P. Dai,  Mausam, J. Goldsmith, D. WeldJAIR  42 , October 2011.
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October

Artificial Intelligence for Artificial Artificial Intelligence

P. Dai,  Mausam, D. WeldAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 8/2011 2011.
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Human Intelligence Needs Artificial Intelligence

D. Weld,  Mausam, P. DaiHuman Computation Workshop , 8/2011 2011.
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Heuristic Search for Generalized Stochastic Shortest Path MDPs

A. Kolobov,  Mausam, D. Weld, H. GeffnerInternational Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling , 6/2011 2011.
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Towards Scalable MDP Algorithms

A. Kolobov,  Mausam, D. WeldTwenty-Second International Joint Conference on Artificial IntelligenceAAAI Press , June 2011.

Knowledge-Based Weak Supervision for Information Extraction of Overlapping Relations

R. Hoffmann, C. Zhang, X. Ling, L. Zettlemoyer, D. WeldProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) , 6/2011 2011.

Systematic Nonlinear Planning

D. WeldAI Magazine  32 :1 , April 2011.
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2010

Learning First-Order Horn Clauses from Web Text

S. Schoenmackers, J. Davis, O. Etzioni, D. WeldConference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing , 10/2010 2010.
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October

Automatically generating personalized user interfaces with Supple

K.Z. Gajos, D.S. Weld, J.O. WobbrockArtificial Intelligence  174 :12-13 , August  2010.

Learning 5000 Relational Extractors

R. Hoffmann, D. WeldAnnual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics , 7/2010 2010.
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Temporal Information Extraction

X. Ling, D. WeldAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 7/2010 2010.

Decision-Theoretic Control for Crowdsourced Workflows

P. Dai,  Mausam, D. WeldAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 7/2010 2010.
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SixthSense: Fast and Reliable Recognition of Dead Ends in MDPs

A. Kolobov,  Mausam, D. WeldAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 7/2010 2010.
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Open Information Extraction using Wikipedia

F. Wu, D. WeldAnnual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics , 7/2010 2010.
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Machine Reading at the University of Washington

H. Poon, J. Christensen, P. Domingos, O. Etzioni, R. Hoffmann, C. Kiddon,  Mausam, A. Ritter, S. Soderland, D. Weld, F. Wu, T. Lin, X. Ling, S. SchoenmackersAnnual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics , 6/2010 2010.
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Classical Planning in MDP Heuristics: With a Little Help from Generalization

A. Kolobov,  Mausam, D. WeldInternational Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling , 5/2010 2010.
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Panlingual Lexical Translation via Probabilistic Inference

Mausam, S. Soderland, O. Etzioni, D. Weld, J. Bilmes, K. Reiter, M. Skinner, M. SammerArtificial Intelligence , 2010 2010.
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2009

Focused Topological Value Iteration

P. Dai,  Mausam, D. WeldInternational Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling , 9/2009 2009.
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Compiling a Massive, Multilingual Dictionary via Probabilistic Inference

Mausam, S. Soderland, O. Etzioni, D. Weld, M. Skinner, J. BilmesAnnual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics , 8/2009 2009.
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ReTrASE: Intergating Paradigms for Approximate Probabilistic Planning

A. Kolobov,  Mausam, D. WeldInternational Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 7/2009 2009.
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Domain-Independent, Automatic Partitioning for Probabilistic Planning

P. Dai,  Mausam, D. WeldInternational Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 7/2009 2009.
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Amplifying Community Content Creation with Mixed Initiative Information Extraction

R. Hoffmann, S. Amershi, K. Patel, F. Wu, J. Fogarty, D. WeldConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 4/2009 2009.
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2008

Open Information Extraction from the Web

O. Etzioni, S. Soderland, D. Weld, M. BankoCommunications of the ACM , 12/2008 2008.
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December

Scaling Textual Inference to the Web

S. Schoenmackers, O. Etzioni, D. WeldConference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing , 10/2008 2008.
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October

Information Extraction from Wikipedia: Moving Down the long Tail

F. Wu, R. Hoffmann, D. WeldKnowledge Discovery and Data Mining , 7/2008 2008.
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Augmenting Wikipedia-Extraction with Results from the Web

F. Wu, R. Hoffmann, D. WeldAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 7/2008 2008.
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Intelligence in Wikipedia

D. Weld, F. Wu, E. Adar, S. Amershi, J. Fogarty, R. Hoffmann, K. Patel, M. SkinnerAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 7/2008 2008.
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Partitioned External Memory Value Iteration

P. Dai,  Mausam, D. WeldAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 7/2008 2008.
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Automatically Refining the Wikipedia Infobox Ontology

F. Wu, D. WeldInternational World Wide Web Conference , 4/2008 2008.
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Evaluating Visual Cues for Window Switching on Large Screens

R. Hoffmann, P. Baudisch, D. WeldConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 4/2008 2008.
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Predictability and Accuracy in Adaptive User Interfaces

K. Gajos, K. Everitt, D. Tan, M. Czerwinski, D. WeldConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 4/2008 2008.
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Improving the Performance of Motor-Impaired Users with Automatically-Generated, Ability-Based Interfaces

K. Gajos, J. Wobbrock, D. WeldConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 4/2008 2008.
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Recovering from Errors during Programming by Demonstration

J.H. Chen, D. WeldInternational Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces , 1/2008 2008.
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Planning with Durative Actions in Stochastic Domains

Mausam, D. WeldJournal of Artificial Intelligence Research  31 , 2008 2008.
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2007

Automatically Generating User Interfaces Adapted To User's Motor And Vision Capabilities

K. Gajos, J. Wobbrock, D. WeldSymposium on User Interface Software and Technology , 10/2007 2007.
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Assieme: Finding and Leveraging Implicit References in a Web Search Interface for Programmers

R. Hoffmann, J. Fogarty, D. WeldSymposium on User Interface Software and Technology , 10/2007 2007.
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Autonomously Semantifying Wikipedia

F. Wu, D. WeldACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management , 7/2007 2007.
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When is temporal planning really temporal?

W. Cushing, S. Kambhampati,  Mausam, D. WeldInternational Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 1/2007 2007.
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A Hybridized Planner for Stochastic Domains

Mausam, P. Bertoli, D. WeldInternational Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 1/2007 2007.
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Evaluating Temporal Planning Domains

W. Cushing, S. Kambhampati, K. Talamadupula, D. Weld,  MausamInternational Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling , 2007 2007.
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2006

Automatically Generating Custom User Interfaces for Users With Physical Disabilities

K. Gajos, J.J. Long, D. WeldACM SIGACCESS Conference on Assistive Technologies , 10/2006 2006.
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Exploring the Design Space for Adaptive Graphical User Interfaces

K.Z. Gajos, M. Czerwinski, D.S. Tan, D.S. WeldProceedings of Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI)Proceedings of Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI) , May 2006.

Probabilistic Temporal Planning with Uncertain Durations

Mausam, D. WeldAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 2006 2006.
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Challenges for Temporal Planning with Uncertain Durations

Mausam, D. WeldInternational Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling , 2006 2006.
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2005

Preference Elicitation for Interface Optimization

K. Gajos, D. WeldSymposium on User Interface Software and Technology , 10/2005 2005.
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Unsupervised Named-Entity Extraction from the Web: An Experimental Study

O. Etzioni, M. Cafarella, D. Downey, A.M. Popescu, S. Soderland, D. Weld, A. Yates, T. ShakedArtificial Intelligence , 6/2005 2005.
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Concurrent Probabilistic Temporal Planning

Mausam, D. WeldInternational Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling , 2005 2005.
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2004

WebScale Information Extraction in KnowItAll (Preliminary Results)

O. Etzioni, M. Cafarella, D. Downey, S. Kok, A.M. Popescu, T. Shaked, S. Soderland, D. Weld, A. YatesInternational World Wide Web Conference , 5/2004 2004.
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SUPPLE: Automatically Generating User Interfaces

K. Gajos, D. WeldInternational Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces , 1/2004 2004.
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Solving Concurrent Markov Decision Processes

Mausam, D. WeldAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence , 2004 2004.
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2003

A Reliable Natural Language Interface To Household Appliances

A. Yates, O. Etzioni, D. WeldInternational Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces , 1/2003 2003.
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Research on Statistical Relational Learning at the University of Washington

P. Domingos, Y. Abe, C. Anderson, A. Doan, D. Fox, A. Halevy, G. Hulten, H. Kautz, T. Lau, L. Liao, J. Madhavan, D. Mausam, M. Richardson, S. Sanghai, D. Weld, S. WolfmanProc. of the IJCAI-2003 Workshop on Learning Statistical Models from Relational Data ,  2003.
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2002

Relational Markov models and their application to adaptive Web navigation

C. Anderson, P. Domingos, D. WeldKnowledge Discovery and Data Mining , 2002 2002.
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Areas of interest: 

Artificial intelligence, internet systems, human computer interaction

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