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

Publications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2017
Understanding People Lifestyles: Construction of Urban Movement Knowledge Graph from GPS Trajectory
Chenyi Zhuang,Nicholas Jing Yuan,Ruihua Song,Xing Xie,Qiang Ma
In Proceedings of IJCAI2017:3616-3623, 2017.

A World of Difference: Divergent Word Interpretations Among People
Tianran Hu,Ruihua Song,Maya Abtahian,Philip Ding,Xing Xie,Jiebo Luo
ICWSM2017:548-551, 2017

Search by Screenshots for Universal Article Clipping in Mobile Apps
Kazutoshi Umemoto,Ruihua Song,Jian-Yun Nie,Xing Xie,Katsumi Tanaka,Yong Rui
ACM Transaction on Information Systems(TOIS).35(4):34:1-34:29, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

2015
Personalized Web Search.
Personalized Web Search.
Encyclopedia of Database Systems (2nd edition)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Title Extraction from Bodies of HTML Documents and its Application to Web Page Retrieval
Yunhua Hu, Guomao Xin, Ruihua Song, Guoping Hu, Shuming Shi, Yunbo Cao, and Hang Li
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.

Gravitation-based Model for Information Retrieval
Shuming Shi, Ji-Rong Wen, Qing Yu, Ruihua Song, and Wei-Ying Ma
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Honors and 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).

Services

  • 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

Contact

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