Publications

2020

Brody Downs, Aprajita Shukla, Mikey Krentz, Maria Soledad Pera, Katherine Landau Wright, Casey Kennington, and Jerry Fails. 2020. “Guiding the selection of child spellchecker suggestions using audio and visual cues”. Proceedings of the Interaction Design and Children Conference. DOI:10.1145/3392063.3394390.

Michael D. Ekstrand, Katherine Landau Wright, and Maria Soledad Pera. 2020. “Enhancing Classroom Instruction with Online News”. Aslib Journal of Information Management. DOI:10.1108/AJIM-11-2019-0309.

Ashlee Milton and Maria Soledad Pera. 2020. “The Horror: Evaluating Information Retrieval Systems for Kids”. In Proceedings of the 4th International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Children & Recommender and Information Retrieval Systems (KidRec 2020), co-located with ACM IDC 2020.

Brody Downs, Oghenemaro Anuyah, Aprajita Shukla, Jerry Alan Fails, Maria Soledad Pera, Katherine Wright, and Casey Kennington. 2020. “KidSpell: A Child-Oriented, Rule-Based, Phonetic Spellchecker”. In Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2020).

Mucun Tian and Michael D. Ekstrand. 2020. “Estimating Error and Bias in Offline Evaluation Results”. Short paper in Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Computer-Human Interaction and Information Retrieval (CHIIR ‘20). ACM, 5 pp. DOI:10.1145/3343413.3378004.

Asia J. Biega, Fernando Diaz, Michael D. Ekstrand, and Sebastian Kohlmeier. 2020. Overview of the TREC 2019 Fair Ranking Track. In The Twenty-Eighth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2019) Proceedings. arXiv:2003.11650.

2019

Oghenemaro Anuyah, Ashlee Milton, Michael Green, and Maria Soledad Pera. 2019. “An empirical analysis of search engines’ response to web search queries associated with the classroom setting”. Aslib Journal of Information Management.

Alexandra Olteanu, Jean Garcia-Gathright, Maarten de Rijke, and Michael D. Ekstrand. 2019. “FACTS-IR: Fairness, Accountability, Confidentiality, Transparency, and Safety in Information Retrieval”. SIGIR Forum 53(2) (December 2019), 20–43.

Emiliana Murgia, Monica Landoni, Maria Soledad Pera, and Theo Huibers. 201. “When Will The Promises of Search Technology In The Classroom Come True”. In Proceedings of the 12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation(ICERI 2019).

Ashlee Milton, Michael Green, Adam Keener, Joshua Ames, Michael D Ekstrand, Maria Soledad Pera. 2019. “StoryTime: eliciting preferences from children for book recommendations”. In Proceedings of the 13th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2019 Demo Proceedings).

Michael D Ekstrand, Robin Burke, and Fernando Diaz. 2019. “Fairness and discrimination in recommendation and retrieval”. In Proceedings of the 13th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2019).

Ashlee Milton, Emiliana Murgia, Monica Landoni, Theo Huibers, and Maria Soledad Pera. 2019. “Here, There, and Everywhere: Building a Scaffolding for Children’s Learning Through Recommendations”. In Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on the Impact of Recommender Systems co-located with the 13th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (ImpactRS 2019).

Monica Landoni, Davide Matteri, Emiliana Murgia, Theo Huibers, and Maria Soledad Pera. 2019. “Sonny, Cerca! evaluating the impact of using a vocal assistant to search at school”. In International Conference of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum for European Languages (CLEF 2019).

Ion Madrazo Azpiazu and Maria Soledad Pera. 2019. “Is cross‐lingual readability assessment possible?”. In Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST 2019).

Alexandra Olteanu, Jean Garcia-Gathright, Maarten de Rijke, and Michael D Ekstrand. 2019. “Workshop on Fairness, Accountability, Confidentiality, Transparency, and Safety in Information Retrieval (FACTS-IR)”. In Proceedings of the 42nd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2019).

Michael D Ekstrand, Robin Burke, and Fernando Diaz. 2019. “Fairness and Discrimination in Retrieval and Recommendation”. In Proceedings of the 42nd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2019).

Ion Madrazo Azpiazu and Maria Soledad Pera. 2019. “Multiattentive Recurrent Neural Network Architecture for Multilingual Readability Assessment”. In Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL 2019).

Jerry Alan Fails, Maria Soledad Pera, Oghenemaro Anuyah, Casey Kennington, Katherine Landau Wright, and William Bigirimana. 2019. “Query formulation assistance for kids: What is available, when to help & what kids want”. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC 2019).

Brody Downs, Tyler French, Katherine Landau Wright, Maria Soledad Pera, Casey Kennington, and Jerry Alan Fails. 2019. “Children and search tools: Evaluation remains unclear”. In Proceedings of the 3rd International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Children & Recommender and Information Retrieval Systems (KidRec 2019), co-located with ACM IDC 2019.

Brody Downs, Tyler French, Maria Soledad Pera, Katherine Landau Wright, Casey Kennington, and Jerry Alan Fails. 2019. “Searching for spellcheckers: What kids want, what kids need”. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC 2019).

Theo Huibers, Natalia Kucirkova, Emiliana Murgia, Jerry Alan Fails, Monica Landoni, and Maria Soledad Pera. 2019. “3rd KidRec Workshop: What does good look like?”. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC 2019).

Oghenemaro Anuyah, Ion Madrazo Azpiazu, Nevena Dragovic, and Maria Soledad Pera. 2019. “Lightning Talk-Looking for the Movie Seven or Sven from the Movie Frozen?”. In Companion Proceedings of The 2019 World Wide Web Conference.

2018

Yiu-Kai Ng and Maria Soledad Pera. 2018. “Recommending Social-Interactive Games for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)”. In Proceedings of the 12th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2018).

Ion Madrazo Azpiazu, Micahel Green, Oghenemaro Anuyah, and Maria Soledad Pera. 2018. “Can we leverage rating patterns from traditional users to enhance recommendations for children?”. In Proceedings of the 12th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2018 Late-Breaking Results).

Michael D. Ekstrand, Mucun Tian, Mohammed R. Imran Kazi, Hoda Mehrpouyan, and Daniel Kluver. 2018. “Exploring Author Gender in Book Rating and Recommendation”. In Proceedings of the 12th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2018).

Anu Shresta, Francesca Spezzano, and Maria Soledad Pera. 2018. “Who is Really Affected by Fraudulent Reviews?: An analysis of shilling attacks on recommender systems in real-world scenarios”. In Proceedings of the 12th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2018 Late-Breaking Results).

Michael D. Ekstrand. 2018. “The LKPY Package for Recommender Systems Experiments”. In Proceedings of the REVEAL 2018 Workshop on Offline evaluation for recommender systems, co-located with ACM RecSys 2018.

Mucun Tian and Michael D. Ekstrand. 2018. “Monte Carlo Estimates of Evaluation Metric Error and Bias”. In Proceedings of the REVEAL 2018 Workshop on Offline evaluation for recommender systems, co-located with ACM RecSys 2018.

Michael D. Ekstrand, Ion Madrazo Azpiazu, Katherine Landau Wright, and Maria Soledad Pera. 2018. “Retrieving and Recommending for the Classroom: Stakeholders, Objectives, Resources, and Users”. In Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Recommendation in Complex Scenarios (ComplexRec 2018), at RecSys 2018.

Nevena Dragovic, Ion Madrazo Azpiazu, and Maria Soledad Pera. 2018. “From Recommendation to Curation: When the system becomes your personal docent”. In Proceedings of the Joint Workshop on Interfaces and Human Decision Making for Recommender Systems (IntRS 2018), co-located with ACM RecSys 2018.

Jerry Alan Fails, Maria Soledad Pera, Natalia Kucirkova, Franca Garzotto. 2018. “International and interdisciplinary perspectives on children & recommender systems (kidrec)”. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children.

Maria Soledad Pera, Katherine Wright, Michael D. Ekstrand. 2018. “Recommending Texts to Children with an Expert in the Loop”. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Children & Recommender Systems (KidRec 2018), co-located with ACM IDC 2018.

Nicola Ferro, Norbert Fuhr, Gregory Grefenstette, Joseph A. Konstan, Pablo Castells, Elizabeth M. Daly, Thierry Declerck, Michael D. Ekstrand, Werner Geyer, Julio Gonzalo, Tsvi Kuflik, Krister Lindén, Bernardo Magnini, Jian-Yun Nie, Raffaele Perego, Bracha Shapira, Ian Soboroff, Nava Tintarev, Karin Verspoor, Martijn C. Willemsen, and Justin Zobel. 2018. “The Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop on Performance Modeling and Prediction”. The Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop on Performance Modeling and Prediction. SIGIR Forum 52(1) (June 2018), 91–101.

Michael D. Ekstrand, Mucun Tian, Ion Madrazo Azpiazu, Jennifer D. Ekstrand, Oghenemaro Anuyah, David McNeill, and Maria Soledad Pera. 2018. “All The Cool Kids, How Do They Fit In?: Popularity and Demographic Biases in Recommender Evaluation and Effectiveness”. In Proceedings of the 1st Conference on Fairness, Accountability and Transparency (FAT* 2018).

Michael D. Ekstrand, Rezvan Joshaghani, and Hoda Mehrpouyan. 2018. “Privacy for All: Ensuring Fair and Equitable Privacy Protections”. In Proceedings of the 1st Conference on Fairness, Accountability and Transparency (FAT* 2018).

Rezvan Joshaghani, Michael D. Ekstrand, Bart Knijnenburg, and Hoda Mehrpouyan. 2018. “Do Different Groups Have Comparable Privacy Tradeoffs”. In Proceedings of the Networked Privacy Workshop at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018).

2017

Michael D. Ekstrand and Maria Soledad Pera. 2017. “The Demographics of Cool: Popularity and Recommender Performance for Different Groups of Users”. In Proceedings of the 11th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2017 Poster Proceedings).

Oghenemaro Anuyah, Ion Madrazo Azpiazu, David McNeill, Maria Soledad Pera. 2017. “Can Readability Enhance Recommendations on Community Question Answering Sites?”. In Proceedings of the 11th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2017 Poster Proceedings).

Michael D. Ekstrand, and Amit Sharma. 2017. “FATREC Workshop on Responsible Recommendation”. In Proceedings of the 11th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2017).

Jerry Alan Fails, Maria Soledad Pera, Franca Garzotto, Mirko Gelsomini. 2017. “KidRec: Children & recommender systems: Workshop co-located with ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2017)”. In of the Eleventh ACM Conference on Recommender Systems.

Michael D. Ekstrand. 2017. “Challenges in Evaluating Recommendations for Children”. In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Children & Recommender Systems (KidRec 2017), co-located with ACM RecSys 2017.

Sushma Channamsetty and Michael D. Ekstrand. 2017. “Recommender Response to Diversity and Popularity Bias in User Profiles”. In Proceedings of the 30th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS 2017).

Jason Hall and Sole Pera. 2017. “UBR: A Book Search–Recommender Hybrid”. In Proceedings of the 30th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS 2017).

Michael D. Ekstrand and Vaibhav Mahant. 2017. “Sturgeon and the Cool Kids: Problems with Top-N Recommender Evaluation”. In Proceedings of the 30th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS 2017).

Nevena Dragovic and Sole Pera. 2017. “Exploiting Reviews to Generate Personalized and Justified Recommendations to Guide Users’ Selections”. In Proceedings of the 30th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS 2017).

2016

Sean MacLachlan, Stacey Donohue, Nevena Dragovic and Maria Soledad Pera. 2016. “‘One Size Doesn’t Fit All’’:’ Helping Users Find Events from Multiple Perspectives”. In the Proceedings of the Workshop on Recommenders in Tourism (RecTour 2016), co-located with ACM RecSys 2016 .

Nevena Dragovic and Maria Soledad Pera. 2016. “Genre prediction to inform the recommendation process”. In Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2016 Poster Proceedings).

Ion Madrazo Azpiazu, Nevena Dragovic and Maria Soledad Pera. 2016. “Finding, understanding and learning: Making information discovery tasks useful for children and teachers”. In Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2016 Poster Proceedings).

Stacey Donohue, Nevena Dragovic and Maria Soledad Pera. 2016. “Anything Fun Going On?’:’ A Simple Wizard to Avoid the Cold-Start Problem for Event Recommenders”. In Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2016 Poster Proceedings).

Michael D. Ekstrand and Martijn C Willemsen. 2016. “Behaviorism is Not Enough’:’ Better Recommendations through Listening to Users”. In Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2016).

Ion Madrazo Azpiazu and Maria Soledad Pera. 2016. “Is Readability a Valuable Signal for Hashtag Recommendations?”. In Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2016 Poster Proceedings).

Nevena Dragovic, Ion Madrazo Azpiazu and Maria Soledad Pera. 2016. “Is sven seven?’:’ A search intent module for children”. In Proceedings of the 39th International ACM SIGIR conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2016).

Michael D. Ekstrand and Michael Ludwig. 2016. “Dependency Injection with Static Analysis and Context-Aware Policy”. Journal of Object Technology, 15(1), 1-1.