People, clouds, and interaction for information access

Tetsuya Sakai*

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Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) currently has nineteen research groups that cover various areas in computer science. The Web InTelligence (WIT) Group, led by Chin-Yew Lin, is a recent spin-off from the Natural Language Computing Group, and tackles problems in sentiment analysis, expert and social search, social question answering and summarisation, user intent/activity recognition and prediction, assisting inarticulate users, and information access evaluation. In this talk, I will try to illustrate current strategies and future visions of the WIT group by discussing human-human interaction, computer-computer interaction, human-computer interaction and "evaluation evolution," each in turn.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Universal Communication Symposium, IUCS 2009
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Universal Communication Symposium, IUCS 2009 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2009 Dec 32009 Dec 4

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference3rd International Universal Communication Symposium, IUCS 2009


  • Evaluation
  • Information access
  • Natural language processing
  • Question answering
  • Search
  • Web intelligence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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