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Conferences and Courses

CWR/Yahoo! Research Workshop

Workshop Program "The Web as a Database"

Auditorio Gorbea, Av. Beaucheff 850, Santiago.

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Workshop Program

Friday, Nov 3

9:30 Welcome:

  • Ron Brachman & Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Yahoo! Research

9:45 Databases

  • Optimising access to Web data sources
    Andrea Cali, Free University of Bolzano, Italy
  • The semantic web as an incomplete database
    Enrico Franconi, Free University of Bolzano, Italy

10:45 Coffee Break

11:15 Keynote talk:

  • From query based Information Retrieval to context driven
    Information Supply
    Andrei Broder, Yahoo! Research, USA

12:30 Opening of Yahoo! Research Latin America (by invitation only)

13:00 Lunch

14:30 Web Mining

  • Mining Queries: The Wisdom of the Crowds
    Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Yahoo! Research, Spain & Chile
  • Mining query logs: Search modelisation and personalisation
    Benjamin Piwowarski, Yahoo! Research, Chile
  • Learning Ranking Functions for Web Search and Information Extraction
    Hugo Zaragoza, Yahoo! Research, Spain

16:00 Coffee Break

16:30 Algorithmics

  • Efficient Parallelization of Web Crawling Simulations
    Mauricio Marín, Yahoo! Research, Chile
  • New algorithms for slot assignment and CTR estimation in sponsored search
    Esteban Fuerstein, Univ. de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Measuring quality of similarity functions in approximate data matching
    Carlos A. Heuser, UFRGS, Brazil
  • Succint Data Structures
    Gonzalo Navarro, CWR, Univ. of Chile

20:30 Workshop Banquet (by invitation only)

Saturday, Nov 4

9:30 Keynote talk:

  • Community Systems: The World Online
    Raghu Ramakrishnan, Yahoo! Research, USA

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Data Relations

  • Adaptive Sampling Algorithms for Answering Aggregation Queries on Web Sites
    Foto Afrati, National Technical Universtity of Athens, Greece
  • Exploiting structural summaries of web collections
    Mariano Consens, Univ. of Toronto, Canada
  • Principal Components for Automatic Term Hierarchy Building
    Georges Dupret, Yahoo! Research, Chile
  • Exploring same entities in coauthorship graphs
    Josep Lluis Larriba-Pey, UPC, Spain

13:00 Farewell


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