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Enterprise and cloud data centers are comprised of tens of thousands of servers providing petabytes of storage to a large number of users and applications. At such a scale, these storage systems face two key challenges: (1) hot-spots due to the dynamic popularity of stored objects; and (2) high operational costs due to power and cooling. Existing storage(More)
Enterprise and cloud data centers are comprised of tens of thousands of servers providing petabytes of storage to a large number of users and applications. At such a scale, these storage systems face two key challenges: (a) hot-spots due to the dynamic popularity of stored objects and (b) high reconfiguration costs of data migration due to bandwidth(More)
This paper introduces the problem of matching people names to their corresponding social network identities such as their Twitter accounts. Existing tools for this purpose build upon naive textual matching and inevitably suffer low precision, due to false positives (<i>e.g.</i>, fake impersonator accounts) and false negatives (<i>e.g.</i>, accounts using(More)
This paper introduces the problem of searching for social network accounts, e.g., Twitter accounts, with the rich information available on the Web, e.g., people names, attributes, and relationships to other people. For this purpose, we need to map Twitter accounts with Web entities. However, existing solutions building upon naive textual matching inevitably(More)
This paper studies the problem of mining entity translation, specifically, mining English and Chinese name pairs. Existing efforts can be categorized into (a) a transliteration-based approach leveraging phonetic similarity and (b) a corpus-based approach exploiting bilingual co-occurrences, each of which suffers from inaccuracy and scarcity respectively. In(More)
When issuing user-specific queries, users often have a vaguely defined information need. Skyline queries identify the most " interesting " objects for users' incomplete preferences, which provides users with intuitive query formulation mechanism. However, the applicability of this intuitive query paradigm suffers from a severe drawback. Incomplete(More)