Search and Information Extraction Lab
Language Technology research Center
IIIT - Hyderabad
Phone : +91-9642538135
I am Ph.D. student working with Dr. Vasudeva Varma at International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad. I have received my bachelor's degree in Computer Science from GCOEA. Before pursuing my Ph.D. I worked for Persistent Systems Ltd. Nagpur as a Software engineer. After that, my desire to pursue higher studies brought me to IIIT-H where I joined as a Ph.D. student. I work in Search and Information Extraction Lab (SIEL) at the university.
My research focuses on retrieval and ranking of short textual documents for a given query. As a case study, I am looking the the short textual ads and studying the issues in retrieving the ads for the a given content (like, search query, web page content, other microblogging content). Specifically, I am investigating various semantic techniques that could help overcome the Vocabulary Mismatch in retrieving the short text for a given query. Currently, I'm investigating techniques ranging from Topic models to Conceptual Modeling of the text to retrieve the short text for the query. Conceptual modeling involves identifying the latent concepts behind the text and matching the query and the content in the concept space. I am also exploring the contribution of different other factors like role of the user (and/or advertiser, in the specific case of retrieving ads for a given content) in the retrieval and ranking of short text for a given content. As my research involves close interaction of user modeling, information retrieval and statistics, I work on various aspects of these areas. My research interests include Application of Machine Learning Techniques to problems in Information Retrieval and peripheral problems, Information Retrieval, Information Extraction etc.
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