FACULTY & RESEARCH

Ruihua Song
Tenured Associate Professor
Dr. Ruihua SONG is now a tenured Associate Professor of Gaoling School of Artificial Intelligence, Renmin University of China. She received her B.E. and M.E. from Tsinghua University in 2000 and 2003. She received her PhD from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2010. Dr. Song worked at Microsoft Research Asia from 2003 to 2017. Her research interests include information retrieval and extraction, recommendation and text generation. Her paper on web page block importance modeling got Best Paper Runner-up Award from WWW 2004. Her proposed generic main article extraction across websites algorithm was shipped as reading view features of IE 11. On May, 2017, the first poem collection that is 100% created by an AI was published. The book title is “Sunshine Lost Windows”. She contributes the generation algorithm from an image to a poetry. Later she joined Xiaoice team at Microsoft Software Technology Center as a principle data and applied science lead. Her recent research interests include AI based creation, multi-modal understanding of natural language, and multi-modal dialogue systems. Dr. Song published more than 80 research papers and hold more than 25 patents. She serves a lot of international conferences, such as SIGIR, CIKM, KDD etc. as Area Chair, Senior PC, or PC, and international journals, such as Information Retrieval Journal and Foundation and Trend of Information Retrieval, as Editorial Board. She will be the co-chair of SIGIR 2021 short paper.

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Education

2006.9 -2010.12, Dept. of Computer Science, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Ph.D.

PhD thesis: Research on Web Information Retrieval Evaluation

Co-Advisors: Prof. YU Yong and Dr. HON Hsiao-Wuen

2000.9 - 2003.1, Dept. of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University

M.E.

Master thesis: Information Retrieval Based on Structural and Semantic Information

Advisor: Prof. MA Shaoping

1996.9 - 2000.7, Dept. of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University

B.E.

Work Experience

2020.9 – now, Gaoling School of ArtificialIntelligence, Renmin University of China

(1)As a tenured Associate Professor

Research Interests: AI based textcreation, multi-modal natural language understanding, and multi-modal dialogue systems.

2017.7–2020.8, Microsoft Software Center Asia

(2)As a PrincipleData & Applied Science Lead

Research Interests: AI based creation, session-oriented chatbots, and multi-modality

2003.4–2017.7, Microsoft Research Asia

(3)As a Lead Researcher

Research Interests: Social and Mobile Computing, Web Information Retrieval, andInformation Extraction

Professional Service

Servedthe following journals:

Editorial board of Information Retrieval Journal

Editorial board of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval

Served the following conferencesas a PC member or a Senior PC member, Area Chair,

 or a Co-Chairs:

ACM SIGIR Conference on Information Retrieval (2007, 2008, 2009, 2016-2020)

Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (2020)

ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining: (2015, 2017-2019)

VLDB: International Conference on Very Large DataBases (2016)

IJCAI International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (2016)

ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (2008-2019)

Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (2019-2020)

European Conference on Information Retrieval (2008 and 2009)

ICDM:IEEE International Conference on Data Mining(2014)

NTCIR (NII Test Collection for IR Systems) (2008, 2010, and 2012)

EVIA (2013 and2014)

CAAI GAITC (Global Artificial Intelligence Technology Conference) (2018 and 2019)

Servedas:

Senior Member of ACM

Senior Member of IEEE

Publications

(1)Artificial Intelligence

1、Lisong Qiu, Ying Wai Shiu, Pingping Lin, Ruihua Song, Yue Liu, Dongyan Zhao and Rui Yan.What If Bots Feel Moods? Towards Controllable Retrieval-based Dialogue Systems with Emotion-Aware Transition Networks. To appear in Proceedings of ACM SIGIR 2020, 2020

2、Yutao Zhu, Ruihua Song, Zhicheng Dou, Jian-Yun NIE and Jin Zhou.ScriptWriter: Narrative-Guided Script Generation. To appear in Proceedings of ACL 2020, 2020

3、Zhaohao Zeng, Ruihua Song, Pingping Lin, Tetsuya Sakai.Attitude Detection for One-Round Conversation: Jointly Extracting Target-Polarity Pairs. JIP 27: 742-751, 2019

4、Shizhe Chen, Bei Liu, Jianlong Fu, Ruihua Song, Qin Jin, Pingping Lin, Xiaoyu Qi, Chunting Wang, and Jin Zhou.Neural Storyboard Artist: Visualizing Stories with Coherent Image Sequences. In Proceedings of ACM Multimedia 2019, 2019

5、Chao-Chung Wu, Ruihua Song, Tetsuya Sakai, Wen-Feng Cheng, Xing Xie, and Shou-De Lin.Evaluating Image-Inspired Poetry Generation.In Proceedings of NLPCC 2019, 2019

6、Zhongxia Chen, Ruihua Song, Xing Xie, Jian-Yun Nie, Xiting Wang, Fuzheng Zhang, and Enhong Chen. Neural Response Generation with Relevant Emotions for Short Text Conversation.In Proceedings ofNLPCC 2019, 2019

7、Guoshuai Zhao, Hao Fu, Ruihua Song, Tetsuya Sakai, Zhongxia Chen, Xing Xie, and Xueming Qian.Personalized Reason Generation for Explainable Song Recommendation. ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST) 10(4), 2019

8、Zhaohao Zeng, Pingping Lin, Ruihua Song, and Tetsuya Sakai.Attitude Detection for One-Round Conversation: jointly Extracting Target-Polarity Pairs.In Proceedings of WSDM2019, 2019

9、Xiaoyu Qi, Ruihua Song, Chunting Wang, Jin Zhou, and Tetsuya Sakai.Composing a Picture Book by Automatic Story Understanding and Visualization.In Proceedings of ACL Storytelling Workshop 2019, 2019

10、Songwei Ge, Curtis Xuan, Ruihua Song, Chao Zou, Wei Liu, and Jin Zhou. From Text to Sound: a Preliminary Study on Retrieving Sound Effects to Radio Stories. In Proceedings of SIGIR'19, 2019.

11、Danning Zheng, Ruihua Song, Tianran Hu, Hao Fu, and Jin Zhou.“Love is as Complex as Math”: Metaphor Generation System for Social Chatbot. In Proceedings of the 20th Chinese Lexical Semantic Workshop (CLSW 2019),Outstanding Paper Award, 2019.

12、Guoshuai Zhao, Hao Fu, Ruihua Song, Tetsuya Sakai, Xing Xie, and Xueming Qian.Why You Should Listen to This Song: Reason Generation for Explainable Recommendation. In Proceedings of ICDM Workshops 2018, 2018.

13、Wen-Feng Cheng, Chao-Chung Wu, Ruihua Song, Jianlong Fu, Xing Xie, and Jian-Yun Nie.Image Inspired Poetry Generation in XiaoIce. arXiv preprint arXiv:1808.03090. 2018

(2)Social and Mobile Computing

1、Kazutoshi Umemoto,Ruihua Song,Jian-Yun Nie,Xing Xie,Katsumi Tanaka,Yong Rui:

Search by Screenshots for Universal Article Clipping in Mobile Apps.ACM Transaction on Information Systems(TOIS).35(4):34:1-34:29, 2017.

2、Tianran Hu,Ruihua Song,Maya Abtahian,Philip Ding,Xing Xie,Jiebo Luo:

A World of Difference: Divergent Word Interpretations Among People.ICWSM2017:548-551, 2017

3、Chenyi Zhuang,Nicholas Jing Yuan,Ruihua Song,Xing Xie,Qiang Ma:

Understanding People Lifestyles: Construction of Urban Movement Knowledge Graph from GPS Trajectory.In Proceedings of IJCAI2017:3616-3623, 2017.

4、Tianran Hu, Ruihua Song, Yingzi Wang, Xing Xie, and Jiebo Luo.Mining Shopping Patterns for Divergent Urban Regions by Incorporating Mobility Data. In Proceedings of CIKM'16, 2016.

5、Ruihua Song, Kazutoshi Umemoto, Jian-Yun Nie, Xing Xie, Katsumi Tanaka, Yong Rui.UniClip: Leveraging Web Search for Universal Clipping of Articles on Mobile.Data Science and Engineering 1 (2), 101-113, 2016

6、Zhongxia Chen, Ruihua Song, and Xing Xie.Microsoft Research Asia at NTCIR-12 STC Task.In Proceedings of the 12th NTCIR Conference on Evaluation of Information Access Technologies (NTCIR-12), 2016

7、Zhou Zhao, Ruihua Song, Xing Xie, Xiaofei He, Yueting Zhuang.Mobile Query Recommendation via Tensor Function Learning.In Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI'15), 2015

(3)Web Information Retrieval

1、Ji-Rong Wen,Zhicheng Dou,Ruihua Song:Personalized Web Search.Encyclopedia of Database Systems (2nd edition),2018.

2、Ruihua Song, Dingquan Wang, Jian-Yun Nie, Ji-Rong Wen, and Yong Yu.Enhancing Web Search with Queries of Equivalent Intents. Information Retrieval Journal 19(6), 573-593, 2016.

3、Zhicheng Dou, Zhengbao Jiang, Sha Hu, Ji-Rong Wen, Ruihua Song.Automatically Mining Facets for Queries from Their Search Results.IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 28 (2), 385-397, 2016

4、Tetsuya Sakai and Ruihua Song.Diversified Search Evaluation: Lessons from the NTCIR-9 INTENT Task. Information Retrieval Journal 16(4), 2013.

5、Qinglei Wang, Yanan Qian, Ruihua Song, Zhicheng Dou, Fan Zhang, Tetsuya Sakai, and Qinghua Zheng.Mining Subtopics from Text Fragments for a Web Query. In Information Retrieval Journal 16(4), 2013.

6、Yang Liu, Ruihua Song, Yu Chen, Jian-Yun Nie, and Ji-Rong Wen. Adaptive Query Suggestion for Difficult Queries. In Proceedings of SIGIR2012, 2012. 

7、Zhongrui Ma, Yu Chen, Ruihua Song, Tetsuya Sakai, Jiaheng Lu, and Ji-Rong Wen. New Assessment Criteria for Query Suggestion. In Proceedings of SIGIR2012 (short paper), 2012.

8、Tetsuya Sakai and Ruihua Song. Diversified Search Evaluation: Lessons from the NTCIR-9 INTENT Task. Information Retrieval, 2012.

9、Tetsuya Sakai, Zhicheng Dou, Ruihua Song, and Noriko Kando. The Reusability of a Diversified Search Test Collection. In Proceedings of AIRS2012, Best Paper Award, 2012.

10、Ruihua Song, Min Zhang, Tetsuya Skai, Makoto P. Kato, Yiqun Liu, Miho Sugimoto, Qinglei Wang, and Naoki Orii. Overview of the NTCIR-9 INTENT Task. In Proceedings of NTCIR-9, 2011.

11、Zhicheng Dou, Sha Hu, Yulong Luo, Ruihua Song, and Ji-Rong Wen. Finding Dimensions for Queries. In Proceedings of CIKM2011, 2011.

12、Tetsuya Sakai and Ruihua Song. Evaluating Diversified Search Results Using Per-Intent Graded Relevance. In Proceedings of ACM SIGIR 2011, 2011.

13、Zhicheng Dou, Sha Hu, Kun Chen, Ruihua Song, and Ji-Rong Wen. Multi-dimensional Search Result Diversification. In Proceedings of WSDM'11, February 2011.

14、Ruihua Song, Liqian Yu, Ji-Rong Wen, and Hsiao-Wuen. A Proximity Probabilistic Model for Information Retrieval. No. MSR-TR-2011-7, 2011.

15、Ruihua Song, Qingwei Guo, Ruochi Zhang, Guomao Xin, Ji-Rong Wen, Yong Yu, and Hsiao-Wuen. Select-the-Best-Ones: A New Way to Judge Relative Relevance. Information Processing and Management, Vol. 47, No. 1. (06 January 2011), pp. 37-52.

16、Yi Liu, Liangjie Zhang, Ruihua Song, Jian-Yun Nie, and Ji-Rong Wen. Clustering Queries for Better Document Ranking. In Proceedings of CIKM'09 (short paper), 2009.

17、Zhicheng Dou, Ruihua Song, Jian-Yun Nie, and Ji-Rong Wen.Using Anchor Texts with Their Hyperlink Structure for Web Search. In Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM SIGIR Conference (SIGIR '09). 2009.

18、Ruihua Song, Zhenxiao Luo, Jian-Yun Nie, Yong Yu, and Hsiao-Wuen Hon. Identification of Ambiguous Queries in Web Search. Information Processing and Management. 2008.

19、Zhicheng Dou, Ruihua Song, Xiaojie Yuan, and Ji-Rong Wen. Are Click-Through Data Adequate for Learning Web Search Rankings? In Proceedings of The 17th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management. 2008.

20、Ruihua Song, Michael J. Taylor, Ji-Rong Wen, Hsiao-Wuen Hon, and Yongyu. Viewing Term Proximity from a Different Perspective. In Proceedings of the 30th European Conference on Information Retrieval 2008. 2008.

21、Ruihua Song, Zhenxiao Luo, Ji-Rong Wen, Yong Yu, and Hsiao-Wuen Hon. Identify Ambiguous Queries in Web Search. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on World Wide Web 2007 (poster). 2007.

22、Zhicheng Dou, Ruihua Song, and Ji-Rong Wen. A Large-scale Evaluation and Analysis of Personalized Search Strategies. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on World Wide Web 2007. 2007.

 23、Ruihua Song, Guomao Xin, Shuming Shi, Ji-Rong Wen, and Wei-Ying Ma. Exploring URL Hit Priors for Web Search. In Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR'06). London, United Kingdom, April 10-12, 2006.

24、Shuming Shi, Ji-Rong Wen, Qing Yu, Ruihua Song, and Wei-Ying Ma. Gravitation-based Model for Information Retrieval. In Proceedings of the 28th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR'05). Salvador, Brazil, August 15-19, 2005.

25、Yunhua Hu, Guomao Xin, Ruihua Song, Guoping Hu, Shuming Shi, Yunbo Cao, and Hang Li. Title Extraction from Bodies of HTML Documents and its Application to Web Page Retrieval. In Proceedings of the 28th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR'05). Salvador, Brazil, August 15-19, 2005.

26、Ruihua Song, Ji-Rong Wen, Shuming Shi, Guomao Xin, Tie-Yan Liu, et al. Microsoft Research Asia at Web Track and Terabyte Track of TREC 2004. In 2004 Text REtrieval Conference (TREC'04).

27、Ji-Rong Wen, Ruihua Song, Deng Cai, Kaihua Zhu, Shipeng Yu, Shaozhi Ye, and Wei-Ying Ma. Microsoft Research Asia at the Web Track of TREC 2003. TREC 2003: 408-417

28、Min Zhang, Ruihua Song, Chuan Lin, Liang Ma, Zhe Jiang, Yijiang Jin, Yiqun Liu, Le Zhao, and Shaoping Ma. THU TREC 2002: Novelty Track Experiments. In Proceedings of Text Retrieval Conference 2002, 2002.

29、Min Zhang, Ruihua Song, Chuan Lin, Liang Ma, Zhe Jiang, Yijiang Jin, Yiqun Liu, Le Zhao, and Shaoping Ma. THU TREC 2002: Web Track Experiments. In Proceedings of Text Retrieval Conference 2002, 2002.

 30、Rui-Hua Song, Shao-Ping Ma, and Min Zhang. Passage Retrieval on Web Data. In Proceedings of the 1st IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics, 2002.

 31、Min Zhang, Ruihua Song, and Shaoping Ma. DF or IDF? On the Use of HTML Primary Feature Fields for Web IR. In the Proceedings of WWW2003 (poster), p264, 2003

(4)Web Information Extraction

1、Shuyi Zheng, Ruihua Song, Ji-Rong Wen, and C. Lee Giles. Efficient Record-Level Wrapper Induction. In Proceedings of CIKM'09, 2009.

2、Shuyi Zheng, Matthew R. Scott, Ruihua Song, and Ji-Rong Wen. Pictor: an interactive system for importing data from a website. In the Proceedings of SIGKDD 2008 (demo), 2007

3、Shuyi Zheng, Ruihua Song, and Ji-Rong Wen. Joint Optimization of Template Detection and Wrapper Generation. In the Proceedings of SIGKDD 2007, 2007

4、Shuyi Zheng, Ruihua Song, and Ji-Rong Wen. Template-Independent News Extraction Based on Visual Consistency. In the Proceedings of AAAI 2007, 2007

5、Xing Xie, Gengxin Miao, Ruihua Song, Ji-Rong Wen, and Wei-Ying Ma. Efficient Browsing of Web Search Results on Mobile Devices Based on Block Importance Model. PerCom 2005: 17-26

6、Ruihua Song, Haifeng Liu, Ji-Rong Wen, and Wei-Ying Ma. Learning Block Importance Models for Web Pages. WWW 2004: 203-211

7、Ruihua Song, Gang Chen, and Shaoping Ma. A HTML Page Segmentation Approach for Enhancing Chinese Search Engine. In Journal of Chinese Information, Volume 7, 2003                           

Awards

1、My project of XiaoIce Writing Poems receives Intelligent Pioneers Award from CCTV-1 and Chinese Academy of Sciences.

2、My paper entitled Learning Block Importance Models for Web Pageswon Best Paper Runner-up Award from WWW 2004.

3、My paper entitledThe Reusability of a Diversified Search Test CollectionwonBest Paper Award from AIRS 2012.

4、My paper entitled “Love is as Complex as Math”: Metaphor Generation System for Social Chatbotwon Outstanding Paper Award from the 20th Chinese Lexical Semantic Workshop (CLSW 2019).

    

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