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CIIR Selected for a 2018 Bloomberg Research Grant Program Award

Bruce Croft
Bruce Croft

CICS Distinguished Professor Emeritus Bruce Croft, together with Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR) doctoral students Daniel Cohen and Hamed Zamani, were selected to receive a 2018 Bloomberg Data Science Research Grant Program Award

The CIIR researchers' work, Neural Information Retrieval with Limited Data, is one of five research projects selected for funding by Bloomberg in the 2018 international competition. 

Their research will focus on studying how to design and train machine learning algorithms for information retrieval when there is no large-scale data in hand, such as in the financial domain. Developing effective approaches to learn from limited data has the additional potential benefit that search tools will be able to be effectively deployed more quickly to a new domain.

To address training information retrieval (IR) models with limited data, they will explore weak supervision in neural IR models and knowledge transfer from a domain where enough training data is available to a target domain in which limited data prevents researchers from directly training effective models.