Seminar: Approximate String Matching on Texts


    Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management
            The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Title     : Approximate String Matching on Texts

Speaker    : Prof. Xiaochun Yang
Date       : Oct. 5, 2012 (Friday)
Time       : 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Venue      : Room 513
             William M.W. Mong Engineering Building

Alignments on Texts are important in many applications such as record linkage, spell checking, Web search, and biosequence search.
It is challenging to support alignments efficiently on large amounts of data or long texts. Despite its importance, the problem did
not receive enough attention in the research community a decade ago. In this talk, I will give an overview of our recent results on
his problem and introduce our package, an open-source software that supports efficient alignments on texts.

Xiaochun Yang is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Northeastern University (China). She received her Ph.D. degree
in computer science from Northeastern University (China) in 2001. She was a post-doc researcher at Brigham Young University from
2001 to 2003. She was a visiting scholar at UC Irvine and CUHK. Her research interests are in the fields of data management and
information search, including text search, data cleansing, and data integration. She has published more than 60 papers, including
ACM SIGMOD, VLDB, ICDE, TKDE, and et al. She received a China Program Award for New Century Excellent Talents in Universities in
2006, several China National Natural Science Foundation Grants, a Fok Ying Tong Education Foundation Grant, and a China Ministry of
Education Grant.

************************* ALL ARE WELCOME ************************

Host         : Prof. Hong Cheng
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Enquiries    : Prof. Hong Cheng
               Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management
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Friday, October 5, 2012 - 08:30 to 09:30