Publications

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Journals

  • A Survey of General-Purpose Crowdsourcing Techniques, Anand Inasu Chittilappilly, Lei Chen, Sihem Amer-Yahia. IEEE Trans. Knowl. Data Eng. 28(9): 2246-2266 (2016).>/li>
  • Profile Diversity for Query Processing using User Recommendations, Maximilien Servajean, Reza Akbarinia, Esther Pacitti, Sihem Amer-Yahia. Inf. Syst. 48: 44-63 (2015).
  • PGLCM: efficient parallel mining of closed frequent gradual itemsets, Trong Dinh Thac Do, Alexandre Termier, Anne Laurent, Benjamin Négrevergne, Behrooz Omidvar Tehrani, Sihem Amer-Yahia. Knowl. Inf. Syst. 43(3): 497-527 (2015).
  • SOCLE: Towards a framework for data preparation in social applications, Sihem Amer-Yahia, Noha Ibrahim, Christiane Kamdem Kengne, Federico Ulliana, Marie-Christine Rousset. Ingénierie des Systèmes d’Information 19(3): 49-72 (2014).
  • Diversité dans la recherche d’entités, Imène Saidi, Sihem Amer-Yahia, Safia Nait Bahloul, Ingénierie des Systèmes d’Information 19(3): 107-136 (2014).
  • Composite Retrieval of Diverse and Complementary Bundles, Sihem Amer-Yahia, Francesco Bonchi, Carlos Castillo, Esteban Feuerstein, Isabel Méndez-Díaz, Paula Zabala, IEEE Trans. Knowl. Data Eng. 26(11): 2662-2675 (2014).
  • An expressive framework and efficient algorithms for the analysis of collaborative tagging, Mahashweta Das, Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Sihem Amer-Yahia, Gautam Das, Cong Yu. In VLDB J. 23(2): 201-226 (2014).
  • Recommendation Projects at Yahoo!, S. Amer-Yahia. IEEE Data Eng. Bull. 34(2): 69-77, 2011.
  • Space Efficiency in Group Recommendation, Senjuti Basu Roy, S. Amer-Yahia, Ashish Chawla, Gautam Das, Cong Yu. In VLDB Journal Special Issue on Social Recommendations, 2010.
  • Battling Predictability and Overconcentration in Recommender Systems, S. Amer-Yahia, Laks V. S. Lakshmanan, Sergei Vassilvitskii, Cong Yu. IEEE Data Eng. Bull. 32(4): 33-40, 2009.
  • Efficient Computation of Diverse Query Results, Erik Vee, Jayavel Shanmugasundaram,S. Amer-Yahia. IEEE Data Eng. Bull. 32(4): 57-64, 2009.
  • Challenges in Searching Online Communities, S. Amer-Yahia, Michael Benedikt and Philip Bohannon. IEEE Data Eng. Bull. 30(2): 23-31, 2007.
  • Optimizing Tree Pattern Queries over Secure XML Databases, Hui Wang, Divesh Srivastava, Laks V. S. Lakshmanan, SungRan Cho, S. Amer-Yahia. In Secure Data Management in Decentralized Systems, pp. 127-165, 2007.
  • XQuery Full-Text extensions explained, S. Amer-Yahia, Chavdar Botev, Jochen Dorre, Jayavel Shanmugasundaram. In IBM Systems Journal 45(2): 335-352, 2006.
  • A Declarative Approach to Optimize Bulk Loading into Databases, S. Amer-Yahia and Sophie Cluet. In ACM Trans. Database Syst. 29(2): 233-281, 2004.
  • Distributed Evaluation of Network Directory Queries, S. Amer-Yahia, Divesh Srivastava and Dan Suciu. In IEEE Trans. Knowl. Data Eng. 16(4): 474-486, 2004.
  • Tree pattern Query Minimization, S. Amer-Yahia, SungRan Cho, Laks V. S. Lakshmanan and Divesh Srivastava. In VLDB Journal 11(4): 315-331, 2002.

International Conferences

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  • Group Recommendation with Temporal Affinities, Sihem Amer-Yahia, Behrooz Omidvar Tehrani, Senjuti Basu Roy, Nafiseh Shabib. EDBT 2015: 421-432.
  • ECCO- A Framework for Ecological Data Collection and Management Involving Human Workers, Senjuti Basu Roy, Sihem Amer-Yahia, Lucas Joppa. EDBT 2015: 677-682.
  • The Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: Optimization in Collaborative Crowdsourcing, Habibur Rahman, Senjuti Basu Roy, Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Sihem Amer-Yahia, Gautam Das, PVLDB 2015.
  • Maximilien Servajean, Esther Pacitti, Miguel Liroz-Gistau, Sihem Amer-Yahia, Amr El Abbadi:
    Exploiting Diversification in Gossip-Based Recommendation. Globe 2014: 25-36.
  • Crowd4U: An Initiative for Constructing an Open Academic Crowdsourcing Network. Atsuyuki Morishima, Sihem Amer-Yahia, Senjuti Basu Roy. HCOMP 2014.
  • An Approach to Diversify Entity Search Results. Imène Saidi, Sihem Amer-Yahia, Safia Nait Bahloul, ICAASE 2014: 44-51.
  • Exploiting group recommendation functions for flexible preferences, Senjuti Basu Roy, Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Sihem Amer-Yahia, Gautam Das, Cong Yu. ICDE 2014: 412-423.
  • Efficient Sentiment Correlation for Large-scale Demographics, Mikalai Tsytsarau, S. Amer-Yahia, Themis Palpanas. In the Proceedings of ACM SIGMOD 2013.
  • Diverse Near Neighbor Problem, Sofiane Abbar, S. Amer-Yahia, Piotr Indyk, Sepideh Mahabadi. In the Proceedings of SoCG 2013.
  • Real-Time Recommendation of Diverse Related Articles, Sofiane Abbar, Sihem. Amer-Yahia, Piotr Indyk, Sepideh Mahabadi. In the Proceedings of WWW 2013.
  • Understanding Local Structure in Ranked Datasets (vision paper), Julia Stoyanovich, S. Amer-Yahia, Susan Davidson, Marie Jacob, Tova Milo. In the Proceedings of CIDR 2013.
  • Who Tags What? An Analysis Framework, Mahashweta Das, Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, S. Amer-Yahia, Gautam Das and Cong Yu. In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Very Large Databases (PVLDB), 2012.
  • MRI: Meaningful Interpretations of Collaborative Ratings, S. Amer-Yahia, Mahashweta Das, Gautam Das and Cong Yu. In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Very Large Databases (PVLDB), 2011.
  • Making Interval-Based Clustering Rank-Aware, Julia Stoyanovich, S. Amer-Yahia and Tova Milo. In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT), 2011.
  • Interactive Itinerary Planning, Senjuti Basu Roy, Gautam Das, S. Amer-Yahia and Cong Yu. In the Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2011.
  • Relevance and Ranking in Online Dating Systems, Fernando Diaz, Don Metzler, S. Amer-Yahia. In the Proceedings of ACM SIGIR Conference, 2010.
  • Automatic Construction of Travel Itineraries Using Social Breadcrumbs, Munmun De Choudhury, Moran Feldman, S. Amer-Yahia, Nadav Golbandi, Ronny Lempel and Cong Yu. In the Proceedings of the 21st ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia (HT), 2010.
  • Constructing and Exploring Composite Items, S. Amer-Yahia, Senjuti Basu Roy, Ashish Chawla, Gautam Das and Cong Yu. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD Conference, 2010.
  • It takes variety to make a world: diversification in recommender systems, Cong Yu, Laks V. S. Lakshmanan and S. Amer-Yahia. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT), pp. 368-378, 2009.
  • Building Community-Centric Information Exploration Applications on Social Content Sites, S. Amer-Yahia, Jian Huang , and Cong Yu. In the Proceedings of ACM SIGMOD Conference (Industrial Track), pp. 947-952, 2009.
  • Getting Recommender Systems to Think Outside the Box, Zeinab Abbassi, S. Amer-Yahia, Laks Lakshmanan, Sergei Vassilvitskii and Cong Yu. In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys), 2009.
  • Group Recommendations: Semantics and Efficiency, S.Amer-Yahia, Senjuti Basu Roy, Ashish Chawla, Gautam Das and Cong Yu. In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB), 2009.
  • SocialScope: Enabling Information Discovery on Social Content Sites, S. Amer-Yahia, Laks V. S. Lakshmanan and Cong Yu. In the Proceedings of the Biennal Conference on Innovative Data Systems (CIDR), 2009.
  • Efficient Computation of Diverse Query Results, Erik Vee, Utkarsh Srivastava, Jayavel Shanmugasundaram, Prashant Bhat and S. Amer-Yahia. In the Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), pp. 228-236, 2008.
  • Efficient Top-K Processing Over Query-Dependent Functions, Lin Guo, S. Amer-Yahia, Raghu Ramakrishnan, Jayavel Shanmugasundaram, Utkarsh Srivastava and Erik Vee. In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB), pp. 1044-1055, 2008.
  • Efficient Network-Aware Search in Collaborative Tagging Sites, S. Amer-Yahia, Michael Benedikt, Laks V. S. Lakshmanan and Julia Stoyanovich. In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB), pp. 710-721, 2008.
  • Personalizing XML Search in PIMENTO, S. Amer-Yahia, Irini Fundulaki and Laks V. S. Lakshmanan. In the Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), pp. 906-915, 2007.
  • Expressiveness and Performance of Full-Text Search Languages, Chavdar Botev, S. Amer-Yahia and Jayavel Shanmugasundaram. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT), pp. 349-367, 2006.
  • Flexible and Efficient XML Search with Complex Full-Text Predicates, S. Amer-Yahia, Emiran Curtmola and Alin Deutsch. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD Conference, pp. 575-586, 2006.
  • Adaptive Processing of Top-K Queries in XML, Amelie Marian, S. Amer-Yahia, Nick Koudas and Divesh Srivastava. In the Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), pp. 162-173, 2005.
  • Structure and Conten tScoring for XML, S.Amer-Yahia, Nick Koudas, Amelie Marian, Divesh Srivastava and David Toman. In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB), pp. 361-372, 2005.
  • Web-Services Architecture for Efficient XML Data Exchange, S. Amer-Yahia and Yannis Kotidis. In the Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), pp. 523-534, 2004.
  • FleXPath:Flexible Structure and Full-Text Querying for XML,S. Amer-Yahia, Laks V.S. Lakshmanan and Shashank Pandit. In the ACM SIGMOD Conference, pp. 83-94, 2004.
  • TexQuery: A Full-Text Search Extension to XQuery, S. Amer-Yahia, Chavdar Botev and Jayavel Shanmugasundaram. In the Proceedings of the World Wide Web Conference (WWW), pp. 583-594, 2004.
  • XML Publishing: Look at Siblings too!, S. Amer-Yahia, Yannis Kotidis and Divesh Srivastava. In the Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), pp. 711-713, 2003.
  • PIX: A System for Phrase Matching in XML Documents, S. Amer-Yahia, Mary F. Fernandez, Divesh Srivastava and Yu Xu. In the Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), pp. 768-776, 2003.
  • LockX: A System for Efficiently Querying Secure XML, SungRan Cho, S. Amer-Yahia, Laks V. S. Lakshmanan and Divesh Srivastava. In the ACM SIGMOD Conference, pp. 669, 2003.
  • Phrase Matching in XML, S. Amer-Yahia, Mary F. Ferna`ndez, Divesh Srivastava and Yu Xu. In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB), pp. 177-188, 2003.
  • Logical and Physical Support for Heterogeneous Data, S. Amer-Yahia, Mary F.Fernandez, Rick Greer and Divesh Srivastava. In the Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), pp. 270-281, 2002.
  • Tree Pattern Relaxation, S. Amer-Yahia, SungRan Cho and Divesh Srivastava. In the ACM International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT), 496-513, 2002.
  • Optimizing the Secure Evaluation of Twig Queries, SungRan Cho, S. Amer-Yahia, Laks V. S. Lakshmanan and Divesh Srivastava. In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB), pp. 490-501, 2002.
  • Minimization of Tree Pattern Queries, S. Amer-Yahia, SungRan Cho, Laks V. S. Lakshmanan and Divesh Srivastava. In the ACM SIGMOD Conference, pp. 497-508, 2001.
  • On Bounding-Schemas for LDAP Directories, S. Amer-Yahia, H. V. Jagadish, Laks V. S. Lakshmanan and Divesh Srivastava. In the ACM International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT), pp. 287-301, 2000.
  • Optimizing Queries on Compressed Bitmaps, S. Amer-Yahia and Theodore Johnson. In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB), pp. 329-338, 2000.
  • Bulk Loading Techniques for Object Databases and an Application to Relational Data, S.Amer-Yahia, Sophie Cluet and Claude Delobel. In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB), pp. 534-545, 1998.

French Conferences

  • Efficient XML Data Exchange from Relations, S. Amer-Yahia and Yannis Kotidis. In the Proceedings of Bases de donne ´es Avancees (BDA), 2003.
  • Bulk Loading Techniques for Object Databases and an Application to Relational Data, S.Amer-Yahia, Sophie Cluet and Claude Delobel. In the Proceedings of Bases de Donne ´es Avancees (BDA), 1998.
  • Object Views and Updates, S. Amer-Yahia, Philippe Bre`che and Cassio Souza dos Santos. In the Proceedings of Bases de Donne ´es Avancees (BDA), pp. 253-272, 1996.

Standards Papers

  • XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Full-Text (XQFT) Language, S. Amer-Yahia et al, The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C Recommendation), http://www.w3.org/TR/xquery-full-text/, May 2008.
  • Bulk Loading Techniques for Object Databases and an Application to Relational Data,S.Amer-Yahia, Sophie Cluet and Claude Delobel. In the Proceedings of Bases de Donne ´es Avancees (BDA), 1998.
  • Object Views and Updates, S. Amer-Yahia, Philippe Breche and Cassio Souza dos Santos. In the Proceedings of Bases de Donnees Avancees (BDA), pp. 253-272, 1996.

Surveys and Reports

  • Report on the Third International Workshop on Personalized Access, Profile Management, and Context Awareness in Databases, S. Amer-Yahia and Georgia Koutrika. In SIGMOD Record 38(4): 43-45, 2009.
  • Databases and Web 2.0 Panel at VLDB 2007, S. Amer-Yahia, Volker Markl, Alon Y. Halevy, AnHai Doan, Gustavo Alonso, Donald Kossmann and Gerhard Weikum. In SIGMOD Record 37(1): 49-52 (2008).
  • DB/IR Integration: Report on the Dagstuhl Seminar ”Ranked XML Querying”, S. Amer-Yahia, Djoerd Hiemstra, Thomas Roelleke, Divesh Srivastava and Gerhard Weikum. In SIGMOD Record 37(3): 46-49 (2008).
  • XML Search: Languages, INEX and Scoring, S. Amer-Yahia and Mounia Lalmas. SIGMOD Record 35(4): 16-23 (2006).
  • Report on the DB/IR Panel at SIGMOD 2005, S. Amer-Yahia, Pat Case, Thomas Ro ¨lleke, Jayavel Shanmugasundaram and Gerhard Weikum. In SIGMOD Record 34(4): 71-74, 2005.

Workshops

  • Birds of a TagFlock Together, Serge Abiteboul, S. Amer-Yahia, Alban Galland, Amelie Marian, Pierre Senellart. In the Proceedings of the International Workshop on Search in Social Media (SSM), 2010.
  • Towards a Generic Bidding Standard for Online Adversitsing, S. Amer-Yahia, Sebastien Lahaie and David Pennock. In the fourth Workshop on Ad Auctions in conjunction with the ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce, 2008.
  • Reviewing the Reviewers: Characterizing Biases and Competencies using Socially Meaningful Attributes, S. Amer-Yahia, Andrei Z. Broder and Alban Galland. In Workshop on Social Information Processing (SIP), 2008.
  • A Study of the Benefit of Leveraging Tagging Behavior to Model Users’ Interests in del.icio.us, Julia Stoyanovich, S. Amer-Yahia, Cameron Marlow and Cong Yu. In Workshop on Social Information Processing (SIP), 2008.
  • Towards a Generic Bidding Standard for Online Adversitsing, S. Amer-Yahia, Sebastien Lahaie and David Pennock. In the fourth Workshop on Ad Auctions in conjunction with the ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce, 2008.
  • GalaTex: A Conformant Implementation of the XQuery Full-Text Language, Emiran Curtmola, S. Amer-Yahia, Philip Brown, Mary F. Fernandez. In the XIME-P Workshop, 2005
  • A Comprehensive Solution to the XML-to-Relational Mapping Problem, S. Amer-Yahia, Fang Du and Juliana Freire, In the International Workshop on Web Information and Data Management (WIDM), pp. 31-38, 2004.
  • Teaching Relational Optimizers About XML Processing, S. Amer-Yahia, Yannis Kotidis and Divesh Srivastava. In the XML Symposium Workshop (XSym), pp. 158-172, 2004.
  • A Mapping Schema and Interface for XML Stores, S. Amer-Yahia and Divesh Srivastava. In the International Workshop on Web Information and Data Management (WIDM), pp. 23-30, 2002.

Posters

  • Complexity and Algorithms for Composite Retrieval, Sihem Amer-Yahia, Francesco Bonchi, Carlos Castillo, Esteban Feuerstein, Isabel Méndez-Díaz, Paula Zabala. In the Proceedings of the World Wide Web Conference (WWW), 2013.
  • Tweet4act: Using Incident-Specific Profiles for Classifying Crisis-Related Messages, Soudip Roy Chowdhury, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Rizwan Asghar, S. Amer-Yahia, Carlos Castillo. In the Proceedings of ISCRAM 2013.
  • Constructing travel Itineraries from Tagged Geo-Temporal Breadcrumbs, Munmun De Choudhury, Moran Feldman, S. Amer-Yahia, Nadav Golbandi, Ronny Lempel and Cong Yu. In the Proceedings of the World Wide Web Conference (WWW), 2010.
  • Rank-Aware Clustering of Structured Datasets, Julia Stoyanovich and S. Amer-Yahia. In the Proceedings of the Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2009.
  • Efficient Recommendation Diversification Using Item Explanations,CongYu,LaksV.S.Lakshmanan and S. Amer-Yahia. In the Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2009.
  • GalaTex: A Conformant Implementation of the XQuery Full-Text Language, Emiran Curtmola, S. Amer-Yahia, Philip Brown and Mary F. Fernandez. In the Proceedings of the World wide Web Conference (WWW), pp. 1024-1025, 2005.

Demonstrations

  • MapRat: Meaningful Explanation, Interactive Exploration and Geo-Visualization of Collaborative Ratings, Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Shrikant Desai, Mahashweta Das, S. Amer-Yahia, Gautam Das, Cong Yu. In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Very Large Databases (PVLDB), 2012.
  • MAQSA: A System for Social Analytics on News, S. Amer-Yahia, Samreen Anjum, Amira Ghnai, Aysha Siddique, Sofiane Abbar, Sam Madden, Adam Marcus, Mohammed El-Haddad. In the Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD Conference, 2012.
  • From del.icio.us to x.qui.site: Recommendations in Social Tagging Sites, S. Amer-Yahia, Alban Galland, Julia Stoyanovich and Cong Yu. In the Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD Conference, pp. 1323-1326, 2008.
  • Personalizing XML Text Search in PimenT, S. Amer-Yahia, Irini Fundulaki, Prateek Jain, Laks V. S. Lakshmanan. In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB), pp. 1310-1313, 2005.
  • A TeXQuery-Based XML Full-Text Search Engine, Chavdar Botev, Jayavel Shanmugasundaram and S. Amer-Yahia. In the ACM SIGMOD Conference, pp. 943-944, 2004.
  • ShreX: Managing XML Documents in Relational Databases, Fang Du, S. Amer-Yahia, Juliana Freire: In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB), pp. 1297-1300, 2004.
  • PIX: Exact and Approximate Phrase Matching in XML, S. Amer-Yahia, Mary F. Ferna`ndez, Divesh Srivastava and Yu Xu, In the ACM SIGMOD Conference, pp. 664, 2003.
  • LockX: A System for Efficiently Querying Secure XML, SungRan Cho, S. Amer-Yahia, Laks V. S. Lakshmanan and Divesh Srivastava. In the ACM SIGMOD Conference, pp. 669, 2003.
  • Bulk Loading Techniques for Object Databases and an Application to Relational Data,S.Amer-Yahia, Sophie Cluet and Claude Delobel. In the Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 1996.
  • Object Views and Updates, S. Amer-Yahia, Philippe Brche and Cassio Souza dos Santos. In the Proceedings of the World Wide Web Conference (WWW), 1995.

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