Ying Sun

Associate Professor

Library and Information Studies

 548 Baldy Hall
 716-645-1489
 sun3@buffalo.edu
  http://www.buffalo.edu/~sun3


Data Mining
Machine Learning
Information retrieval
Formal system evaluation
information technologies
Information retrieval
Database systems

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Information Studies, Rutgers University, 2005
  • M.S., Computer Science, Rutgers University, 2003
  • M.L.I.S., Information Studies, Peking University, China, 1999


Book Chapters

Sun, Y. (2009). Collaborative Retrieval Systems: Reusable Information Quests. In Collaborative Technologies and Applications for Interactive Information Design: Emerging Trends in User Experiences. IGI Global.

Refereed Journal Articles

Yang, B. , Sun, Y. (2013). An exploration of link-based knowledge map in academic web space. Scientometrics 96(1), 239-253.

Sun, Y., Meloche, J. & Oh, S.J. (2012). A comparison of information researchers’ attitude for collaboration in general and collaboration in Web2.0. Journal of Human Subjectivity 10(2), 65-81.

Sun, Y., Kantor, P.B., Morse, E.L. (2011). Using Cross-Evaluation to Evaluate Interactive QA Systems. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 62(9), 1653-1665.

Kelly, D., Kantor, P. B., Morse, E. L., Scholtz, J., & Sun, Y. (2009). Questionnaires for eliciting evaluation data from users of interactive question answering systems. Journal of Natural Language Engineering 15(special issue 01), 119-141

Wacholder, N., Kelly, D., Rittman, R., Sun, Y., Kantor, P., Small, S., & Strzalkowski, T. (2007). A model for realistic evaluation of an end-to-end question answering system. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 58(8). 1082-1099.

Kelly, D, Wacholder, N., Kantor, P., Rittman, R., Sun, Y., Bai, B., Small, S., Yamrom, B., and Strzalkowski, T. (2007). Using interview data to identify evaluation criteria for interactive, analytical question-answering systems. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology 58(7),1032-1043.

Ng, K.B., Kantor, P., Tang, R, Bai, B., Rittman, R., Song, P., Strzalkowski, T., Sun, Y. and Wacholder, N. (2006). Automated Judgment of Document Qualities. The Journal of American Society for Information Science and Technology. 57(9), 1155-1164.

Sun, Y. and Kantor, P. (2006). Cross-evaluation: A New Model for Information System Evaluation. The Journal of American Society for Information Science and Technology, 57(5), 614-628.

Tang, M.-C. and Sun, Y. (2003). Evaluation of Web-Based Search Engines Using User Effort Measures. Library and Information Science Research

TREC Papers

Sun, Y. (2011) UB at TREC 2010 Legal Interactive. Proceedings of the Nineteenth Text Retrieval Conference (TREC). Gaithersburg, Maryland, November 2010.

Wang, J., Sun, Y. , and Thompson, P. (2010) TREC 2009 at University at Buffalo: Interactive Legal E-Discovery with Enron Emails. Proceedings of the Eighteenth Text Retrieval Conference (TREC). Gaithersburg, Maryland, November 2009. One of four (out of 11) team submissions selected for presentation at the main Legal E-discovery Track session

Wang, J., Sun, Y., Mukhtar, O., and Srihari, R. (2009) TREC 2008 at UB: Legal and Blog Track. Proceedings of the Seventeenth Text Retrieval Conference (TREC). Gaithersburg, Maryland, November 2008.

Ruiz, E. M., Sun, Y., Wang, J., and Liu, H. (2008). Exploring Traits of
Adjectives to Predict Polarity Opinion in BLOGS and Semantic Filters in Genomics. Proceedings of the Sixteenth Text Retrieval Conference (TREC), Gaithersburg, Maryland, November 2007.

Belkin, N.J., Chaleva, I., Cole, M., Li, Y.-L., Liu, L., Liu, Y.-H., Muresan, G., Smith, C.-L., Sun, Y., Yuan, X.-J. and Zhang, X.-M. (2005) Rutgers' HARD Track Experiments at TREC 2004, in Proceedings of TREC 2004, Gaithersburg, November 2004.

Belkin, N. J., Keller, A. M., Kelly, D., Perez-Carballo, J., Sikora, C., & Sun, Y. (2001). Support for question-answering in interactive information seeking: The Rutgers TREC-9 interactive track experience. In D. Harman & E. Voorhees (Eds.), TREC-9, Proceedings of the Ninth Text Retrieval Conference. Washington, D.C.: GPO.

Refereed Conference Papers

Li, S., Sun, Y. (2013).The Application of weighted co-occurring keywords time gran in academic research temporal sequence discovery. The 2013 Annual Meeting of American Society for Information Science and Technology.

Sun, Y., Meloche, J. (2012). A Q methodological study of waht is important to support collaboration in Web 2.0. Accepted by the 2012 Annual Meeting of American Society for Information Science and Technology, SIG-SI symposium.

Kelly, D., Kantor, P. B., Morse, E. L., Scholtz, J., & Sun, Y. (2006). User-centered evaluation of interactive question answering systems. Proceedings of the Workshop on Interactive Question Answering at the Human Language Technology Conference (HLT-NAACL '06), New York, NY.

Sun, Y., Kantor, P., Strzalkowski, T., Rittman, R., Wacholder, N. (2004). Cross Evaluation – a pilot application of a new evaluation mechanism. Proceedings of the 2004 Annual Meeting of American Society for Information Science and Technology, 383-392.

Bai, B., Ng, K.B., Sun, Y., Kantor, P., and Strzalkowski, T. (2004). The institutional dimension of document quality judgment. Proceedings of the 2004 Annual Meeting of American Society for Information Science and Technology, 110-118.

Rittman, R., Wacholder, N., Kantor, P., Ng, K.B., Strzalkowski, T., Sun, Y. (2004). Adjectives as indicators of subjectivity in Documents. Proceedings of the 2004 Annual Meeting of American Society for Information Science and Technology, 349-359.

Wacholder, N., Small, S., Bai, B., Kelly, D., Rittman, R., Ryan, S., Salkin, R., Song, P., Sun, Y., Ting, L., Kantor, P., & Strazalkowski, T. (2004). Designing a realistic evaluation of an end-to-end interactive question answering system. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC '04), Lisbon, Portugal.

Ng, K.B., Kantor, P., Tang, R, Rittman, R., Small, S., Song, P., Strzalkowski, T. Sun, Y. and Wacholder, N. (2003) Identification of effective predictive variables for document qualities. Proceedings of 2003 Annual Meeting of American Society for Information Science and Technology. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc.


Workshops

Kelly, D., Kantor, P. B., Morse, E. L., Scholtz, J., & Sun, Y. (2006). User-centered evaluation of interactive question answering systems. Proceedings of the Workshop on Interactive Question Answering at the Human Language Technology Conference (HLT-NAACL '06), New York, NY.