Dr. Jian-Yun Nie
Université de Montreal
Dr. Jian-Yun Nie is a professor in the department of Computer Science and Operations Research. His research focuses on information retrieval and on web search engines.
The goal is the improvement of the state of the art and the current practices in this field, through the development of novel information retrieval models, and by exploiting new data sources. These sources, such as user logs, Wikipedia entries and thesauri are put to use to expand, rewrite and otherwise reorganize user queries. His research interests also lie in taking into account the user’s various intentions in different application contexts.
To achieve this, he develops statistical methods to address the specific needs of information retrieval. His research also include multilingual aspects, i.e. successfully finding relevant documents in a language different from that of the query. The methods developed can be applied in various domains: medical information retrieval, e-commerce, opinion analysis on the web, etc.