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WISoC Lab
  • Research Areas

    Multimedia Information Retrieval   
    Concept Based Information Retrieval
    Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis
    Text Summarization
    Text Generation for Images
    Natural Language Processing

  • Ongoing Research Projects

    Project Title: Design and Development of Opinion Mining Framework

    Principal Investigator: Dr. Yashvardhan Sharma

    Sponsor Agency: Department of Science & Technology (DST)

    Duration: 3 Years (July 2013- June 2016) - Extended till 31-Jan-2017

    Amount: 13.26 lakhs

    Project Title: Query-Context based Information retrieval and information organization

    Project Title: Image Retrieval

    Description: The research in this area is primarily focused on building better frameworks for image retrieval using machine learning and data mining techniques.

  • Past Research & Development Projects

    Project Title: An Agent-Based Tool for Prediction, Analysis, Reporting and Dispensing of Climate Data

          Principal Investigator: Dr. Yashvardhan Sharma

          Sponsor Agency: University Grants Commissions (UGC)

          Duration: 3 Years (July 2013- June 2015)

          Amount: 8.85 lakhs

  • People

    Faculty & Research Scholars
       Name Designation 
     
     
    Poonam Goyal
    Research Areas:
    Data Mining, High Performance Computing, Text Mining, Image Retrieval
     
    Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Information Systems 
    Room No: 6121-Q
    Email - poonam@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in
    Personal Website : Click here 
     
     
    Yashvardhan Sharma
    Research Areas:
    Software Engineering, Opinion Mining, Decision Support Systems
     
    Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science & Information Systems
    Room No: 6120-I
    Email - yash@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in
    Personal Website: Click here 
     
     
    Sakshi Kalra
    Research Areas
    Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing 
     
    Research Scholar, Department of Computer Science & Information Systems
    Room No: 6012
    Email - p20180437@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in
    Personal Website: Click here 
     
     
    Vijay Kumari
    Research Areas
    Text Analytics, Question Answering System 
     
    Research Scholar, Department of Computer Science & Information Systems
    Room No: 6012
    Email - p20190065@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in
    Personal Website: Click here 
     
    Former Faculty, Research Scholars & Project Fellows
    Name & Designation Current Employment Email & Website
    Chandramani Chaudhary
    Research Scholar 
    Post Doctoral Fellow
    IIT Bombay 
    ckiran242@gmail.com
    Rupal Bhargava
    Research Scholar
    Data Science Engineer
    C-Zentrix
    Gurgaon 
    bhargava.rupal@gmail.com
    N Mehala
    Lecturer & Ph.D. Scholar
    Associate Professor
    Presidency University
    Bangalore 
    mehalakiran@gmail.com
     

  • Publications

    Chandramani Chaudhary, Poonam Goyal, Navneet Goyal, Y P Phoebe Chen, "Image Retrieval for Complex Queries Using Knowledge Embedding", ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communications & Applications (TOMM) (Accepted)
    Chandramani Chaudhary, Poonam Goyal, Dhanashree N Prasad, Y P Phoebe Chen, "Enhancing the quality of Image Tagging using a Visio-Textual Knowledge Base" In IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (Accepted)
    Chandramani Chaudhary, Poonam Goyal, Siddhant Tuli, Shuchita Banthia, Navneet Goyal, Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen, "A Novel Multimodal Clustering Framework for Images with Diverse Associated Text", In Multimedia Tools & Applications, vol. 78, no. 13, Springer, 2019. DoI: 10.1007/s11042-018-7131-x
    Chandramani Chaudhary, Poonam Goyal, Joel R A Moniz, Navneet Goyal and Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen, "Linguistic pattern and cross modality based image retrieval for complex queries", In 2018 ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR 2018), Yokohama, Japan.
    N Mehala, Poonam Goyal, D Bhatia, and Navneet Goyal, "Topical Document Clustering: Two Stage Post Processsing Technique", In International Journal of Data Mining, Modelling and Management (IJDMMM), 2017. (Accepted)
    Chandramani Chaudhary, Poonam Goyal, and Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen, "Exploiting Visual and Textual Neighborhood Information to Improve Image-Tag Relevance", In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data 2017 (IEEE Big Data 2017), Boston, USA.
    Rupal Bhargava, Gargi Sharma, Yashvardhan Sharma, "Deep Paraphrase Detection in Indian Languages", In proceedings of IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining ASONAM 2017, 31st July- 3rd August 2017, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1152-1159. 
    Rupal Bhargava, Yashvardhan Sharma, "MSATS: Multilingual Sentiment Analysis via Text Summarization", In proceedings of Seventh International Conference on Cloud Computing, Data Science & Engineering (CONFLUENCE-2017), IEEE, January 2017. 
    Rupal Bhargava, Gargi Sharma, Yashvardhan Sharma, "BITS_PILANI_TEAM3@POS Tagging for Code Mix Indian Social Media", In NLP Tool Contest on POS Tagging for Code Mixed Indian Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp) TEXT @ ICON 2016, International Conference on Natural Language Processing, December 2016.
    Rupal Bhargava, Bapiraju Vamsi Tadikonda, Yashvardhan Sharma,"BITS_PILANI_TEAM2@POS Tagging for Code Mix Indian Social Media", In NLP Tool Contest on POS Tagging for Code Mixed Indian Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp) TEXT @ ICON 2016, International Conference on Natural Language Processing, December 2016. .
    Rupal Bhargava, Raghav Bhartia, Indrajeet Mishra, Yashvardhan Sharma,"BITS_PILANI_TEAM1@POS Tagging for Code Mix Indian Social Media", In NLP Tool Contest on POS Tagging for Code Mixed Indian Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp) TEXT @ ICON 2016, International Conference on Natural Language Processing, December 2016.
    Rupal Bhargava, Anushka Baoni, Harshit Jain, Yashvardhan Sharma, "BITS_PILANI@DPIL-FIRE2016: Paraphrase Detection in Hindi Language Using Syntactic Features of Phrase". In workshop proceedings of Forum of Information Retrieval and Evaluation 2016, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Vol-1737, pp. 239-243, December 2016.
    Rupal Bhargava, Shubham Khandelwal, Akshit Bhatia, Yashvardhan Sharma, "Modeling Classifier for Code Mixed Cross Script Questions". In workshop proceedings of Forum of Information Retrieval and Evaluation 2016, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Vol-1737, pp. 109-114, December 2016.
    Rupal Bhargava, Bapiraju Vamsi Tadikona, Yashvardhan Sharma, " Named Entity Recognition for Code Mixing in Indian Languages using Hybrid Approach". In workshop proceedings of Forum of Information Retrieval and Evaluation 2016, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Vol-1737, pp. 313-317, December 2016.
    Rupal Bhargava, Yashvardhan Sharma, Shubham Sharma, “Sentiment Analysis for Mixed Script Indic Sentences”, In proceedings of Fifth International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications & Informatics, IEEE,September 2016, pp.538-543.
    Rupal Bhargava, Yashvardhan Sharma, Gargi Sharma, “ATSSI: Abstractive Text Summarization using Sentiment Infusion”, In proceedings of Twelfth International Multi Conference on Information Processing, Procedia Computer Science, Vol 89C, August 2016, pp. 404-411.
    Poonam Goyal, N. Mehala, and Navneet Goyal, "Incremental Models for Query Clustering and Query-Context Aware Document Clustering", In Int. J of Knowledge and Web Intelligence, Vol. 5, No.2, 2015, pp-146-157.
    Rupal Bhargava, Yashvardhan Sharma, Shubham Sharma, Abhinav Baid, "Query Labelling for Indic Languages using a hybrid approach". In workshop proceedings of Forum of Information Retrieval and Evaluation 2015, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Vol 1587, pp. 40-42, December 2015.
    Yashvardhan Sharma, Jigar Bhatt, Rachit Magon, “A Multi Criteria Review-Based Hotel Recommendation System”, in IEEE Proceedings of the International Workshop on Social Media Mining and Analysis (SMMA-2015) in conjunction with 15thIEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT-2015), Liverpool, England, UK, 26-28 October 2015, pp. 687-691.
    Yashvardhan Sharma, Mayank Garg, Ekansh Mittal, “Political Opinion Mining from Twitter”, International Conference on Evidence Based Management, ISBN: 978-93-84935-18-4, Vol II, March 20-21, 2015, pp. 764-768. 
    Rupal Bhargava, Yashvardhan Sharma, "Analyzing Sentiments through Text Summarization", In Proceedings of International Conference on Evidence Based Management, ISBN: 978-93-84935-18-4, Vol II, March 20-21, 2015, pp. 769-772
    Rupal Bhargava,Yashvardhan Sharma, "User Modeled Aspect Based Sentiment Analysis", In proceedings of National Conference on Emerging Trends of Research in Applied Sciences, Experimental and Computational Techniques, IJERT, February 2015, pp 21-24.
    N. Mehala, Divyansh Bhatia, and Poonam Goyal. 2015. An Approach for Search Result Topic Identification and Labeling. In Proceedings of the 2nd IKDD conference on Data Sciences (CODS '15), Mar 18-21, 2015, Bangalore, India. ACM IKDD, 978-1-4503-3436-5/15/03. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2732587.2732613
    D. Bhatia, V.K. Choudhary, Y. Sharma, TwiBiNG: A Bipartite News Generator Using Twitter. Proceedings of SNOW 2014 Data Challenge, 2014, pp. 70-76.
    Poonam Goyal, N. Mehala, and Ankur Bansal. 2013. A robust approach for finding conceptually related queries using feature selection and tripartite graph structure. In Journal of Information Science (JIS), Vol. 39, Article 5 (October 2013). SCI, SAGE, 575-592. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165551513477819
    Poonam Goyal, N. Mehala, and Dipen Thakkar. 2012. Incremental Model for Query Clustering. In Proceedings of the FIRE 2012 Conference (FIRE ’12), December 17-19, 2012, Kolkata, India
    Poonam Goyal and N. Mehala. 2011. Concept based query recommendation. In Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Data Mining Conference (AusDM '11), December 1-2, 2011, Ballarat, Australia, Peter Vamplew, Andrew Stranieri, Kok-Leong Ong, Peter Christen, and Paul J. Kennedy (Eds.), Vol. 121. Australian Computer Society, Inc., Darlinghurst, Australia, Australia, 69-78.

  • Opportunity Available

    Dr. Yashvardhan Sharma 
     
    Project/Thesis/Dissertation/SAT Problems offered for First Semester 2021-22
     
     
    Please fill your academic details by 30th March, 2021 for SOP/ LOP /Thesis
     
    Please fill your interest at https://forms.gle/E1BK3s1rwjZhpdjb6
     

  • Forthcoming Events

    Not Applicable

  • Facilities

    The lab is well equipped with compute nodes having enough capability required for processing images, text and speech.

  • Contact Us

    Web Intelligence & Social Computing Laboratory (WISoC Lab)
    6012, New Academic Building (NAB)
    Dept. of Computer Science & Information Systems
    BITS-Pilani, Pilani Campus
    Vidhya Vihar
    Pilani - 333031
    Rajasthan
    Phone - +91-1596-25-5448

Contact Us

Web Intelligence & Social Computing Laboratory (WISoC Lab)
 
6012, New Academic Building (NAB)
Dept. of Computer Science & Information Systems
BITS-Pilani, Pilani Campus
Vidhya Vihar
Pilani - 333031
Rajasthan
 
Phone - +91-1596-25-5448

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