<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" /> <title>Gong Cheng</title> <style type="text/css"> .detailsItem { margin-top:20px; } .detailsItemHeadline { margin-top:10px; margin-bottom:10px; } .detailsItemTitle { font-size:large; font-weight:bold; margin-right:30px; } .toTOC a { font-size:x-small; color:#9B9BD8; margin-right:10px; } .otherPublication { display:none; } #Publications div ul li { margin-top:5px; margin-bottom:5px; } </style> <script type="text/javascript"> // <![CDATA[ function allPublications() { var all = document.getElementsByTagName("li"); for (var i = 0; i < all.length; i++) { var elem = all[i]; var classes = elem.className; if (classes) { if (classes == "otherPublication") { elem.style.display = "list-item"; } } } document.getElementById("publicationTitle1").childNodes[0].nodeValue = "Selected Publications"; document.getElementById("publicationTitle2").childNodes[0].nodeValue = "Selected Publications"; document.getElementById("publicationMode").style.display = "none"; } // ]]> </script> </head> <body style="font-family:'Times New Roman'; font-size:small"> <table id="abstract"> <tr> <td> <img src="http://ws.nju.edu.cn/resources/photo/gcheng_4289e737de834d5bb7c27feaabc3b697.jpg" alt="Gong Cheng's photo" width="130px" /> </td> <td> <ul style="list-style-type:none"> <li style="margin-bottom:30px"><a href="http://ws.nju.edu.cn/~gcheng?lang=chinese">-NeHr</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://ws.nju.edu.cn/~gcheng?lang=chinese#Students">cMQ/x/cMRۏ~/QVcPO</a></li> <li style="font-size:x-large; font-weight:bold; margin-bottom:10px">Dr. Gong Cheng</li> <li style="margin-bottom:10px;">Associate Professor at <a href="http://ws.nju.edu.cn/">Websoft Research Group</a>, <a href="http://keysoftlab.nju.edu.cn/">National Key Laboratory for Novel Software Technology</a>, <a href="http://www.nju.edu.cn/">Nanjing University</a></li> <li>E-mail: gcheng#nju.edu.cn</li> <li>Address: Room 309, Building of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University Xianlin Campus, 163 Xianlin Avenue, Qixia District, Nanjing 210023, China</li> <li>Tel./Fax: 86-25-89680923</li> <li>Social Network: <a href="http://cn.linkedin.com/in/gongcheng">LinkedIn</a>, <a href="http://twitter.com/gong_cheng">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://weibo.com/petercheng456">Weibo</a></li> </ul> </td> </tr> </table> <div id="toc"> <table style="background-color:HoneyDew;"> <tr style="font-weight:bold;"> <td style="vertical-align:top;"> <ul> <li><a href="#Interests">Research Interests</a></li> <li><a href="#Publications" id="publicationTitle1">Recent Publications</a></li> <li><a href="#Patents">Patents</a></li> </ul> </td> <td style="vertical-align:top;"> <ul> <li><a href="#Projects">Projects</a></li> <li><a href="#Roles">Roles</a></li> <li><a href="#Teaching">Teaching</a></li> </ul> </td> <td style="vertical-align:top;"> <ul> <li><a href="#Hobbies">Hobbies</a></li> </ul> </td> </tr> </table> </div> <div id="details"> <div id="Interests" class="detailsItem"> <div class="detailsItemHeadline"> <span class="detailsItemTitle">Research Interests</span> <span class="toTOC"><a href="#abstract">Top</a></span> </div> <p>My research revolves around Semantic Web and knowledge graphs for intelligent software systems. My current research interests include <span style="font-weight:bold">semantic search</span>, <span style="font-weight:bold">data summarization</span>, and <span style="font-weight:bold">question answering</span>.</p> <p>Search engines have been essential to our life. We express an information need as a keyword query and submit it to a search engine. However, search engines index data like text, databases, and knowledge graphs. Such a mismatch between queries and data, as well as the ambiguity of queries, hurt the accuracy of search, which is expected to be improved by <span style="font-weight:bold">semantic search</span>. Further, users are not likely to read a large number of results returned by a search engine. <span style="font-weight:bold">Data summarization</span> provides an overview of the results to be read quickly. In addition, some users would rather submit nature language questions than keyword queries, thereby requiring search engines to support <span style="font-weight:bold">question answering</span>.</p> </div> <div id="Publications" class="detailsItem"> <div class="detailsItemHeadline"> <span id="publicationTitle2" class="detailsItemTitle">Recent Publications</span> <span class="toTOC"><a href="#abstract">Top</a></span> <span id="publicationMode" style="text-decoration:underline; font-size:x-small; color:#9B9BD8;" onmouseover="this.style.cursor='pointer';" onclick="return allPublications();">More selected publications</span> <a href="http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=_ncKAiwAAAAJ" style="font-size:x-small; margin-left:10px;">All publications and citations</a> </div> <div> <ul> <li> <span>Yu Gu, Tianshuo Zhou, Gong Cheng, Ziyang Li, Jeff Z. Pan, Yuzhong Qu</span>.<br /> <a href="https://doi.org/10.1145/3289600.3290970">Relevance Search over Schema-Rich Knowledge Graphs</a>. [<a href="http://ws.nju.edu.cn/relevance/relsue/">code</a>]<br /> In <span style="font-style:Italic">Proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM'19)</span>, to appear. </li> <li> <span>Yawei Sun, Gong Cheng, Yuzhong Qu</span>.<br /> <a href="http://aclweb.org/anthology/C18-1069">Reading Comprehension with Graph-based Temporal-Casual Reasoning</a>. [<a href="http://ws.nju.edu.cn/qa/coling2018">code</a>]<br /> In <span style="font-style:Italic">Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING'18)</span>, pages 806--817, 2018. <span style="font-weight:bold; color:Crimson">(Area Chair Favorites)</span> </li> <li> <span>Gong Cheng, Fei Shao, Yuzhong Qu</span>.<br /> <a href="https://doi.org/10.1109/TKDE.2017.2735970">An Empirical Evaluation of Techniques for Ranking Semantic Associations</a>. [<a href="http://ws.nju.edu.cn/association/rankeval2017/">data</a>]<br /> <span style="font-style:Italic">IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering</span>, 29(11):2388--2401, 2017. </li> <li> <span>Gong Cheng, Cheng Jin, Wentao Ding, Danyun Xu, Yuzhong Qu</span>.<br /> <a href="https://doi.org/10.1145/3018661.3018670">Generating Illustrative Snippets for Open Data on the Web</a>. [<a href="http://www.slideshare.net/gcheng/generating-illustrative-snippets-for-open-data-on-the-web">slides</a>]<br /> In <span style="font-style:Italic">Proceedings of the 10th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM'17)</span>, pages 151--159, 2017. </li> <li class="otherPublication"> <span>Gong Cheng, Daxin Liu, Yuzhong Qu</span>.<br /> <a href="https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46523-4_8">Efficient Algorithms for Association Finding and Frequent Association Pattern Mining</a>. [<a href="http://www.slideshare.net/gcheng/efficient-algorithms-for-association-finding-and-frequent-association-pattern-mining">slides</a>]<br /> In <span style="font-style:Italic">Proceedings of the 15th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC'16), Part I</span>, pages 119--134, 2016. </li> <li class="otherPublication"> <span>Gong Cheng, Cheng Jin, Yuzhong Qu</span>.<br /> <a href="http://ijcai.org/Proceedings/16/Papers/521.pdf">HIEDS: A Generic and Efficient Approach to Hierarchical Dataset Summarization</a>. [<a href="http://www.slideshare.net/gcheng/hieds-a-generic-and-efficient-approach-to-hierarchical-dataset-summarization">slides</a>] [<a href="http://ws.nju.edu.cn/hieds/">demo</a>]<br /> In <span style="font-style:Italic">Proceedings of the 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI'16)</span>, pages 3705--3711, 2016. </li> <li class="otherPublication"> <span>Gong Cheng, Weixi Zhu, Ziwei Wang, Jianghui Chen, Yuzhong Qu</span>.<br /> <a href="http://ijcai.org/Proceedings/16/Papers/353.pdf">Taking up the Gaokao Challenge: An Information Retrieval Approach</a>. [<a href="http://www.slideshare.net/gcheng/taking-up-the-gaokao-challenge-an-information-retrieval-approach">slides</a>] [<a href="http://ws.nju.edu.cn/gaokao/ijcai-16/GaokaoHistory577.xml">data</a>]<br /> In <span style="font-style:Italic">Proceedings of the 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI'16)</span>, pages 2479--2485, 2016. </li> <li class="otherPublication"> <span>Gong Cheng, Danyun Xu, Yuzhong Qu</span>.<br /> <a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.websem.2015.05.004">C3D+P: A Summarization Method for Interactive Entity Resolution</a>.<br /> <span style="font-style:Italic">Journal of Web Semantics</span>, 35(4):203--213, 2015. </li> <li class="otherPublication"> <span>Yuzhong Qu, Wei Hu, Gong Cheng</span>.<br /> <a href="http://ws.nju.edu.cn/swbook/">Semantic Web Technologies (in Chinese)</a>.<br /> <span style="font-style:Italic">Science Press</span>, 2015. </li> <li class="otherPublication"> <span>Gong Cheng, Danyun Xu, Yuzhong Qu</span>.<br /> <a href="https://doi.org/10.1145/2736277.2741094">Summarizing Entity Descriptions for Effective and Efficient Human-centered Entity Linking</a>. [<a href="http://www.slideshare.net/gcheng/summarizing-entity-descriptions-for-effective-and-efficienthumancentered-entity-linking">slides</a>]<br /> In <span style="font-style:Italic">Proceedings of the 24th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW'15)</span>, pages 184--194, 2015. </li> <li class="otherPublication"> <span>Gong Cheng, Yanan Zhang, Yuzhong Qu</span>.<br /> <a href="https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11915-1_27">Explass: Exploring Associations between Entities via Top-K Ontological Patterns and Facets</a>. [<a href="http://www.slideshare.net/gcheng/explass-exploring-associations-between-entities-via-topk-ontological-patterns-and-facets">slides</a>] [<a href="http://ws.nju.edu.cn/explass/">demo</a>]<br /> In <span style="font-style:Italic">Proceedings of the 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC'14), Part II</span>, pages 422--437, 2014. <span style="font-weight:bold; color:Crimson">(Best Research Paper Nominee)</span> </li> <li class="otherPublication"> <span>Danyun Xu, Gong Cheng, Yuzhong Qu</span>.<br /> <a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ipm.2013.12.001">Preferences in Wikipedia Abstracts: Empirical Findings and Implications for Automatic Entity Summarization</a>.<br /> <span style="font-style:Italic">Information Processing &amp; Management</span>, 50(2):284--296, 2014. </li> <li class="otherPublication"> <span>Gong Cheng, Yuzhong Qu</span>.<br /> <a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.websem.2013.02.001">Relatedness between Vocabularies on the Web of Data: A Taxonomy and an Empirical Study</a>.<br /> <span style="font-style:Italic">Journal of Web Semantics</span>, 20:1--17, 2013. </li> <li class="otherPublication"> <span>Gong Cheng, Thanh Tran, Yuzhong Qu</span>.<br /> <a href="https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-25073-6_8">RELIN: Relatedness and Informativeness-based Centrality for Entity Summarization</a>. [<a href="http://www.slideshare.net/gcheng/relin-relatedness-and-informativenessbased-centrality-for-entity-summarization">slides</a>]<br /> In <span style="font-style:Italic">Proceedings of the 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC'11), Part I</span>, pages 114--129, 2011. </li> <li class="otherPublication"> <span>Gong Cheng, Saisai Gong, Yuzhong Qu</span>.<br /> <a href="https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-25073-6_7">An Empirical Study of Vocabulary Relatedness and Its Application to Recommender Systems</a>. [<a href="http://www.slideshare.net/gcheng/an-empirical-study-of-vocabulary-relatedness-and-its-application-to-recommender-systems">slides</a>]<br /> In <span style="font-style:Italic">Proceedings of the 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC'11), Part I</span>, pages 98--113, 2011. <span style="font-weight:bold; color:Crimson">(Best Research Paper Nominee)</span> </li> <li class="otherPublication"> <span>Yuzhong Qu, Gong Cheng</span>.<br /> <a href="https://doi.org/10.1109/TSMCA.2011.2132705">Falcons Concept Search: A Practical Search Engine for Web Ontologies</a>.<br /> <span style="font-style:Italic">IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems and Humans</span>, 41(4):810--816, 2011. </li> <li class="otherPublication"> <span>Gong Cheng, Yuzhong Qu</span>.<br /> <a href="https://doi.org/10.4018/jswis.2009081903">Searching Linked Objects with Falcons: Approach, Implementation and Evaluation</a>.<br /> <span style="font-style:Italic">International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems</span>, 5(3):49--70, 2009. </li> <li class="otherPublication"> <span>Gong Cheng, Yuzhong Qu</span>.<br /> <a href="https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-88564-1_42">Term Dependence on the Semantic Web</a>. [<a href="http://www.slideshare.net/gcheng/term-dependence-on-the-semantic-web-presentation">slides</a>]<br /> In <span style="font-style:Italic">Proceedings of the 7th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC'08)</span>, pages 665--680, 2008. </li> </ul> </div> </div> <div id="Patents" class="detailsItem"> <div class="detailsItemHeadline"> <span class="detailsItemTitle">Patents</span> <span class="toTOC"><a href="#abstract">Top</a></span> </div> <ul> <li>An approach and a system for searching (201210164223.2).</li> <li>An approach and a system for constructing domain ontologies (201210017772.7).</li> </ul> </div> <div id="Projects" class="detailsItem"> <div class="detailsItemHeadline"> <span class="detailsItemTitle">Projects (as PI/Co-PI)</span> <span class="toTOC"><a href="#abstract">Top</a></span> </div> <ul> <li>Royal Society (International Exchanges): SemKSG: Semantic Keyword Search over Graph Data (IES\R3\170313). 2018.03--2019.03.</li> <li>NSF of China: Research on Methods and Techniques for Entity Association Search on the Semantic Web (61572247). 2016.01--2019.12.</li> <li>CETC 28th: on natural language question answering. 2014.07--2015.12.</li> <li>Samsung Electronics (China) R&amp;D Center: on rule reasoning. 2013.04--2013.11.</li> <li>NSF of Jiangsu: Methods for Automatic Summarization of Semantic Web Data (BK2012723). 2012.07--2015.06.</li> <li>NSF of China (Young Scientists Fund): Research on Methods for Exploratory Semantic Web Search (61100040). 2012.01--2014.12.</li> </ul> </div> <div id="Roles" class="detailsItem"> <div class="detailsItemHeadline"> <span class="detailsItemTitle">Roles</span> <span class="toTOC"><a href="#abstract">Top</a></span> </div> <ul> <li>Involved in <ul> <li>Member of <a href="http://tcss.ccf.org.cn/">CCF TCSS</a>.</li> <li>Corresponding member of <a href="http://www.bigdataforum.org.cn/ccf/">CCF TFBD</a>.</li> <li>Member of <a href="http://www.cipsc.org.cn/sigkg/">CIPS SIGKG</a>.</li> <li>Deputy secretary-general of JCAI TCKEIS.</li> <li>Member of JSCS TCCS.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Chairing <ul> <li>Posters &amp; Demos chair of <a href="http://iswc2019.semanticweb.org/">ISWC 2019</a>.</li> <li>Organizer of <a href="https://sites.google.com/view/eyre18">EYRE 2018</a>.</li> <li>Organizer of <a href="http://km.aifb.kit.edu/ws/sumpre2016/">SumPre 2016</a>, <a href="http://km.aifb.kit.edu/ws/sumpre2015/">SumPre 2015</a>.</li> <li>Tutorial chair of <a href="http://pat.sce.ntu.edu.sg/jist2016/">JIST 2016</a>.</li> <li>Top conference review chair of <a href="http://www.ccks2017.com/">CCKS 2017</a>.</li> <li>Area chair of <a href="http://www.ccks2018.cn/">CCKS 2018</a>, <a href="http://www.ccks2016.cn/">CCKS 2016</a>.</li> </ul> </li> <li>PC member of <ul> <li><a href="https://www2019.thewebconf.org/">WWW 2019</a>, <a href="https://www2018.thewebconf.org/">WWW 2018</a>, <a href="http://www.www2017.com.au/">WWW 2017</a>.</li> <li><a href="http://iswc2018.semanticweb.org/">ISWC 2018</a>, <a href="http://iswc2017.semanticweb.org/">ISWC 2017</a>, <a href="http://iswc2016.semanticweb.org/">ISWC 2016</a>, <a href="http://iswc2015.semanticweb.org/">ISWC 2015</a>, <a href="http://iswc2014.semanticweb.org/">ISWC 2014</a>, <a href="http://iswc2013.semanticweb.org/">ISWC 2013</a>.</li> <li><a href="https://2019.eswc-conferences.org/">ESWC 2019</a>, <a href="http://2017.eswc-conferences.org/">ESWC 2017</a>, <a href="http://2014.eswc-conferences.org/">ESWC 2014</a>, <a href="http://2013.eswc-conferences.org/">ESWC 2013</a>.</li> <li><a href="http://jist2018.knowledge-graph.jp/">JIST 2018</a>, <a href="http://www.ict.griffith.edu.au/aist/jist2017/">JIST 2017</a>, <a href="http://pat.sce.ntu.edu.sg/jist2016/">JIST 2016</a>, <a href="http://www.jist2015.org/">JIST 2015</a>, <a href="http://language-semantic.org/jist2014/">JIST 2014</a>, <a href="http://smartweb.yonsei.ac.kr/jist2013/">JIST 2013</a>, <a href="http://www.ei.sanken.osaka-u.ac.jp/jist2012/">JIST 2012</a>, <a href="http://www.jist-conference.org/">JIST 2011</a>.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Editorial board of <ul> <li><a href="https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/big-data">Frontiers in Big Data</a>.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> </div> <div id="Teaching" class="detailsItem"> <div class="detailsItemHeadline"> <span class="detailsItemTitle">Teaching</span> <span class="toTOC"><a href="#abstract">Top</a></span> </div> <ul> <li><a href="http://ws.nju.edu.cn/courses/gt/">Graph Theory</a></li> <li><a href="http://cslabcms.nju.edu.cn/problem_solving/index.php/2018%E7%BA%A7">Problem Solving</a></li> </ul> </div> <div id="Hobbies" class="detailsItem"> <div class="detailsItemHeadline"> <span class="detailsItemTitle">Hobbies</span> <span class="toTOC"><a href="#abstract">Top</a></span> </div> <ul> <li><a href="https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zhNYIVHdeTCM.kUtDkqu0baRc">Travelling</a></li> <li><a href="http://photo.163.com/petercheng456/#m=1&amp;aid=287100485&amp;p=1">Photography</a></li> <li>Basketball</li> </ul> </div> </div> </body> </html>