Trey Grainger

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In the big data era, scalability has become a crucial requirement for any useful computational model. Probabilistic graphical models are very useful for mining and discovering data insights, but they are not scalable enough to be suitable for big data problems. Bayesian Networks particularly demonstrate this limitation when their data is represented using(More)
Most work in semantic search has thus far focused upon either manually building language-specific taxonomies/ontologies or upon automatic techniques such as clustering or dimensionality reduction to discover latent semantic links within the content that is being searched. The former is very labor intensive and is hard to maintain, while the latter is prone(More)
Term ambiguity - the challenge of having multiple potential meanings for a keyword or phrase - can be a major problem for search engines. Contextual information is essential for word sense disambiguation, but search queries are often limited to very few keywords, making the available textual context needed for disambiguation minimal or non-existent. In this(More)
Recommendation emails are among the best ways to re-engage with customers after they have left a website. While on-site recommendation systems focus on finding the most relevant items for a user at the moment (right item), email recommendations add two critical additional dimensions: who to send recommendations to (right person) and when to send them (right(More)
Recommendation systems usually involve exploiting the relations among known features and content that describe items (content-based filtering) or the overlap of similar users who interacted with or rated the target item (collaborative filtering). To combine these two filtering approaches, current model-based hybrid recommendation systems typically require(More)
As the ability to store and process massive amounts of user behavioral data increases, new approaches continue to arise for leveraging the wisdom of the crowds to gain insights that were previously very challenging to discover by text mining alone. For example, through collaborative filtering, we can learn previously hidden relationships between items based(More)
This paper describes a new kind of knowledge representation and mining system which we are calling the Semantic Knowledge Graph. At its heart, the Semantic Knowledge Graph leverages an inverted index, along with a complementary uninverted index, to represent nodes (terms) and edges (the documents within intersecting postings lists for multiple terms/nodes).(More)
We present an ensemble approach for categorizing search query entities in the recruitment domain. Understanding the types of entities expressed in a search query (Company, Skill, Job Title, etc.) enables more intelligent information retrieval based upon those entities compared to a traditional keyword-based search. Because search queries are typically very(More)
Common difficulties like the cold-start problem and a lack of sufficient information about users due to their limited interactions have been major challenges for most recommender systems (RS). To overcome these challenges and many similar ones that result in low accuracy (precision and recall) recommendations, we propose a novel system that extracts(More)