Rana Malhas

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In this paper, we present a new measure of interestingness to discover interesting patterns based on the user's background knowledge, represented by a Bayesian network. The new measure (sensitivity measure) captures the sensitivity of the Bayesian network to the patterns discovered by assessing the uncertainty increasing potential of a pattern on the(More)
Resorting to community question answering (CQA) websites for finding answers has gained momentum in the past decade with the explosive rate at which social media has been proliferating. With many questions left unanswered on those websites, automatic and smart question answering systems have seen light. One of the main objectives of such systems is to(More)
Microblogging has recently become an integral part of the daily life of millions of people around the world. With a continuous flood of posts, microblogging services (e.g., Twitter) have to effectively handle millions of user queries that aim to search and follow recent developments of news or events. While predicting the quality of retrieved documents(More)
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