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The Research Center for Social Computing and Information Retrieval
Editor:贾岩  Updated:2016-01-07  Views:174

The Research Center for Social Computing and Information Retrieval is founded in September 2000 and affiliated with the department of computer science and technology. Now, there are 6 faculty members in the center. They are Ting Liu (Professor, the director of the research center), Bing Qin (Professor, the associate director of the research center), Yu Zhang (Professor), Wanxiang Che (Associate Professor), Yiheng Chen (Assistant Professor) and Weinan Zhang (Assistant Professor).

The main research fields of the center include Language Analysis, Text Mining, Sentiment Analysis, Question and Answering and Social Analytics. In recent years, the center is undertaking and has finished about 60 research projects, including the National Key Basic Research Program of China (973), 863 Hi-tech Program, National Natural Science Foundation of China, the international projects and the cooperative businesses projects. Supported by these projects, we have constructed a “Language Processing Platform”, and freely shared it with more than 400 research institutes. Many corporations, such as Baidu, Tencent, Huawei, have purchased LTP. Furthermore, LTP has won first prize in the Qianweichang Chinese Information Processing in 2010.

The research center insists on the combination of theoretical research and technical development. On the one hand, we publish high level papers in the process of challenging the peaks of technology. On the other hand, we timely turn the phase achievements into practical technology. Research Center has published more than 100 papers recently, more than 20 of which are on the top international academic conferences, such as ACL, SIGIR, IJCAI, EMNLP etc. We actively participate in the evaluation tasks of technology at home and abroad, and have achieved excellent results, including the first place in the international CoNLL '2009 evaluation of seven language syntactic and semantic analysis. Through cooperation with enterprises, research center has a number of technologies embedded in the enterprise products and thus serve the society. A number of techniques including Bilingual Sentence Retrieval have been embedded in the PowerWord products, and therefore won the second-class award of the 2012 Heilongjiang Province Technological Invention.

The research center devotes to creating a strong academic atmosphere and dedicates to carefully cultivating outstanding students. So far, our research center has 20 doctors and 20 graduate students, among whom  two has received Baidu Fellowship, three has got MSRA Fellowship, and many have  received the National Scholarship, IBM Scholarship, Computer World Scholarship etc.

The research center has maintained a close and friendly relationship with many domestic and foreign research institutions. Research Center for Social Computing and Information Retrieval of Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT-SCIR) is a dynamic team. She longs to study from domestic and international colleagues and is willing to make her own contributions to the development of Chinese information processing.