Publications

  For a more complete list of publications, please visit DBLP, thanks to Michael Ley.

 Recent
  # Sreeram Balakrishnan, Alon Halevy, Boulos Harb, Hongrae Lee, Jayant Madhavan, Afshin Rostamizadeh, Warren Shen, Kenneth Wilder, Fei Wu, and Cong Yu. Applying WebTables in Practice. In CIDR, Asilomar, CA, 2015.
  # You Wu, Pankaj Agarwal, Chengkai Li, Jun Yang, and Cong Yu. Toward Computational Fact-Checking. In VLDB (7), Hangzhou, China, 2014.
  # Dong Deng, Yu Jiang, Guoliang Li, Jian Li, and Cong Yu. Scalable Column Concept Determination for Web Tables Using Large Knowledge Bases. In VLDB (6), part of VLDB 2013, presented in Hangzhou, China, 2014.
  # Senjuti Basu-Roy, Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Gautam Das, Sihem Amer-Yahia, Cong Yu. Exploiting Group Recommendation Functions for Flexible Preferences. In ICDE, Chicago, IL, 2014.
  # Afroza Sultana, Naeemul Hassan, Chengkai Li, Jun Yang, and Cong Yu. Incremental Discovery of Prominent Situational Facts. In ICDE, Chicago, IL, 2014.
  # Herald Kllapi, Boulos Harb, and Cong Yu. Near Neighbor Join. In ICDE (industrial), Chicago, IL, 2014.

 Social Content Mining and Exploration
  mn# Zhepeng Yan, Nan Zheng, Zachary Ives, Partha Talukdar, and Cong Yu. Actively Soliciting Feedback for Query Answers in Keyword Search-Based Data Integration. In PVLDB (6), Riva del Garda, Italy, 2013.
  mn# You Wu, Pankaj Agarwal, Chengkai Li, Jun Yang, and Cong Yu. On "One of the Few" Objects. In SIGKDD, Beijing, China, 2012.
  mn# Mahashweta Das, Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Sihem Amer-Yahia, Gautam Das, and Cong Yu. Who Tags What? An Analysis Framework. In VLDB, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012.
  mn# Mahashweta Das, Sihem Amer-Yahia, Gautam Das, and Cong Yu. MRI: Meaningful Interpretations of Collaborative Ratings. In VLDB, Seattle, Washington, 2011.
  rc# Senjuti Basu-Roy, Gautam Das, Sihem Amer-Yahia, and Cong Yu. Interactive Itinerary Planning. In ICDE, Hannover, Germany, 2011. [paper]
  mn# Munmun De Choudhury, Moran Feldman, Sihem Amer-Yahia, Nadav Golbandi, Ronny Lempel, and Cong Yu. Automatic Construction of Travel Itineraries using Social Breadcrumbs. In Hypertext, Toronto, Canada, 2010. [paper] [poster @ WWW 2010] [WSJ]
  rc# Senjuti Basu-Roy, Sihem Amer-Yahia, Ashish Chawla, Gautam Das, and Cong Yu. Constructing and Exploring Composite Items. In SIGMOD, Indianapolis, IN, 2010. [paper]
  dv# Sihem Amer-Yahia, Laks Lakshmanan, Sergei Vassilvitskii, and Cong Yu. Battling Predictability and Overconcentration in Recommender Systems. IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin. December 2009. [paper] [short paper @ RecSys 2009]
  rc# Sihem Amer-Yahia, Senjuti Basu-Roy, Ashish Chawla, Gautam Das, and Cong Yu. Group Recommendation: Semantics and Efficiency. In VLDB, Lyon, France, 2009. [paper] [extended version in The VLDB Journal, 2010]
  # Sihem Amer-Yahia, Jian Huang, and Cong Yu. Building Community-Centric Information Exploration Applications on Social Content Sites. In SIGMOD (industrial), Providence, RI, 2009. [paper]
  dv# Cong Yu, Laks Lakshmanan, and Sihem Amer-Yahia. It Takes Variety to Make a World: Diversification in Recommender Systems. In EDBT, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2009. [paper] [short paper @ ICDE 2009]
  # Sihem Amer-Yahia, Laks Lakshmanan and Cong Yu. SocialScope: Enabling Information Discovery on Social Content Sites. In CIDR (perspective), Asilomar, CA, 2009. [paper] (selected for Panel discussion) [L'Atelier]
 Note: rc=recommendation | mn=mining | dv=diversification

 Scalable Structured Data Extraction and Processing
  rd# Xiao Ling, Alon Halevy, Fei Wu, and Cong Yu. Synthesizing Union Tables from the Web. In IJCAI, Beijing, China, 2013.
  ex# Denilson Barbosa, Haixun Wang, and Cong Yu. Shallow Information Extraction for the knowledge Web. In ICDE (tutorial), Brisbane, Australia, 2013.
  rd# Lujun Fang, Anish Das-Sarma, Cong Yu, and Philip Bohannon. REX: Explaining Relationships between Entity Pairs. In VLDB, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012.
  ex# Anish Das-Sarma, Lujun Fang, Nitin Gupta, Alon Halevy, Hongrae Lee, Fei Wu, Reynold Xin, and Cong Yu. Finding Related Web Tables. In SIGMOD (industrial track), Scottsdale, AZ, 2012.
  rd# Xiaonan Li, Chengkai Li, and Cong Yu. Entity-Relationship Queries over Wikipedia. In ACM TIST, 2012. [workshop paper @ SMUC with CIKM 2010] [demo @ CIKM 2010]
  ex# Maria Christoforaki, Ivie Erunse, and Cong Yu. Searching Social Updates for Topic-centric Entities. In VLDS Workshop affiliated with VLDB, Seattle, WA, 2011.
  ex# Matthew Solomon, Luis Gravano, and Cong Yu. Quality Impact of Value Matching and Scoring in Topk Entity Attribute Extraction. In DBRank Workshop affiliated with VLDB, Seattle, WA, 2011.
  # Sarah Cohen, Chengkai Li, Jun Yang, and Cong Yu. Computational Journalism: A Call to Arms to Database Researchers. In CIDR, Asilomar, CA, 2011. [paper]
  sp# Arnab Nandi, Cong Yu, Philip Bohannon, and Raghu Ramakrishnan. Distributed Cube Materialization on Holistic Measures. In ICDE, Hannover, Germany, 2011. [paper]
  rd# Anish Das Sarma, Alpa Jain, and Cong Yu. Dynamic Relationship and Event Discovery. In WSDM, Hong Kong, China, 2011. [paper]
  ex# Jian Huang and Cong Yu. Prioritization of Domain-Specific Web Information Extraction. In AAAI, Atlanta, GA, 2010. [paper]
  ex# Matthew Solomon, Cong Yu, and Luis Gravano. Popularity-Guided Top-k Extraction of Entity Attributes. In WebDB Workshop affiliated with SIGMOD, Indianapolis, IN, 2010. [paper]
 Note: ex=extraction | rd=relatedness discovery | sp=scalable processing

Selected earlier works:

 Database Usability
  # Cong Yu. Managing Complex Databases in a Schema Management Framework. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2007. [ACM SIGMOD Dissertation Award Honorable Mention, 2008] [link]
  # Cong Yu and H. V. Jagadish. Querying Complex Structured Databases. In VLDB, Vienna, Austria, 2007. [paper]
  # H. V. Jagadish, Adriane Chapman, Aaron Elkiss, Magesh Jayapandian, Yunyao Li, Arnab Nandi and Cong Yu. Making Database Systems Usable. In SIGMOD, Beijing, China. 2007. [paper]
  # Cong Yu and H. V. Jagadish. Schema Summarization. In VLDB, Seoul, Korea. 2006. [paper]
  # Cong Yu and H. V. Jagadish. Efficient Discovery of XML Data Redundancies. In VLDB, Seoul, Korea. 2006. [paper] [extended version in The VLDB Journal, 2008]
  # Yunyao Li, Cong Yu and H. V Jagadish. Schema-Free XQuery. In VLDB, Toronto, Canada. 2004. [paper] [extended version in The VLDB Journal, 2006]
  # Shurug Al-Khalifa, Cong Yu and H. V. Jagadish. Querying Structured Text in an XML Database. In SIGMOD, San Diego, CA. 2003. [paper]
  # H. V. Jagadish, Shurug Al-Khalifa, Adriane Chapman, Laks V. S. Lakshmanan, Andrew Nierman, Stelios Paparizos, Jignesh M. Patel, Divesh Srivastava, Nuwee Wiwatwattana, Yuqing Wu, Cong Yu. TIMBER: A native XML database. In The VLDB Journal, 2002 [paper]

 Data Integration
  # Xin Dong, Alon Halevy and Cong Yu. Data Integration with Uncertainty. In VLDB, Vienna, Austria, 2007. [paper] [extended version in The VLDB Journal, 2008]
  # Jayant Madhavan, Shawn Jeffery, Shirley Cohen, Xin Dong, David Ko, Cong Yu and Alon Halevy. Web-scale Data Integration: You Can Only Afford to Pay As You Go. In CIDR, Asilomar, CA. 2007. [paper]
  # Cong Yu and Lucian Popa. Semantic Adaptation of Schema Mappings when Schemas Evolve. In VLDB, Trondheim, Norway. 2005. [paper]
  # Cong Yu and Lucian Popa. Constraint-Based XML Query Rewriting for Data Integration. In SIGMOD, Paris, France. 2004. [paper]