CIKM 2009 Statistics of Titles and Institutions

Posted on September 3, 2009

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CIKM 2009 (The 18th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management) will be an interesting venue for combining researchers in DB, IR and KM fields. As a IR researcher whose interest spans over structured document retrieval and personal information(knowledge) management, this is possibly the most relevant conference.

I got the following word statistics from paper titles. As you can imagine, top terms show that this conference is primarily focused on the retrieval of data and information using many statistical techniques. Keywords such as ‘efficient’, ‘structure’, ‘structure’ and ‘xml’ represents database-side, while ‘web’, ‘ranking’, ‘relevance’, ‘social’ and ‘feedback’ seems more on IR-side. KM in this conference may be related to ‘semantic’, ‘extraction’, ‘graph’ and ‘mining’.

query : 46
search : 39
web : 36
ranking : 35
retrieval : 27
data : 26
learning : 25
information : 18
model : 16
classification : 16
clustering : 15
mining : 15
relevance : 14
efficient : 14
topic : 14
document : 14
social : 13
graph : 12
semantic : 11
domain : 11
structure : 10
xml : 10
extraction : 10
feedback : 10

Next statistics on the institutions of authors show that corporate research labs is dominant here, similarly to SIGIR 2009. Chinese labs and universities are particularly strong here, reminding us that this conference is hosted by Hong Kong. Also, IBM research seems to have more papers than in IR-only conferences.

(Yahoo! Labs) : 52
(Microsoft Research Asia) : 32
(IBM China Research Lab) : 27
(Yahoo! Research) : 24
(The Chinese University of Hong Kong) : 20
(Tsinghua University) : 20
(Microsoft Research) : 19
(Peking University) : 16
(Yahoo! Inc.) : 14
(University of Glasgow) : 14
(Pennsylvania State University) : 14
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) : 13
(IBM Research) : 12
(University of Amsterdam) : 12
(IBM Research Lab in Haifa) : 11
(Nanyang Technological University) : 10
(IBM T.J. Watson Research Center) : 9
(University of Massachusetts Amherst) : 9
(University of Waterloo) : 9

Yet the numbers above turns out to be somewhat deceptive if you look at the following statistics just based on the institution of the first author. Academic institutions strikes back here. Perhaps many of industry papers are done by interns or they are authored by more researchers.

(Yahoo! Labs) : 12
(The Chinese University of Hong Kong) : 7
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) : 6
(IBM China Research Lab) : 6
(University of Glasgow) : 6
(Pennsylvania State University) : 6
(Peking University) : 6
(Microsoft Research) : 5
(Tsinghua University) : 5
(University of Waterloo) : 4
(Microsoft Research Asia) : 4
(University of Amsterdam) : 4
(Nanyang Technological University) : 4
(University of Kansas) : 3
(University of Massachusetts Amherst) : 3
(Drexel University) : 3
(National Taiwan University) : 3
(Microsoft) : 3

Also check out conference webpage for the full listing of papers.

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