Publications

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Patents

  • A method to rank documents by a computer, using additive ensembles of regression trees and cache optimisation, and search engines using such a method. Domenico Dato, Claudio Lucchese, Franco Maria Nardini, Salvatore Orlando, Raffaele Perego, Nicola Tonellotto, Rossano Venturini. International Patent Pending. PCT/IT 2015/000155. 2015.

Journal Papers

  • Perception of Social Phenomena through the Multidimensional Analysis of Online Social Networks. Mauro Coletto, Andrea Esuli, Claudio Lucchese, Cristina Ioana Muntean, Franco Maria Nardini, Raffaele Perego, Chiara Renso. Elsevier Online Social Networks and Media (OSNEM). Volume 1, June 2017, Pages 14-32. DOI.
  • Fast Ranking with Additive Ensembles of Oblivious and Non-Oblivious Regression Trees. Domenico Dato, Claudio Lucchese, Franco Maria Nardini, Salvatore Orlando, Raffaele Perego, Nicola Tonellotto, Rossano Venturini. ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), Volume 35, Issue 2, Dec. 2016. DOI.
  • Quality versus Efficiency in Document Scoring with Learning-to-Rank Models. Claudio Lucchese, Franco Maria Nardini, Salvatore Orlando, Raffaele Perego, Nicola Tonellotto, Gabriele Capannini. Information Processing & Management (Elsevier), available online: May 2016. DOI.
  • On Learning Prediction Models for Tourists Paths. Cristina Ioana Muntean, Franco Maria Nardini, Fabrizio Silvestri, Ranieri Baraglia. ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST). Volume 7, Issue 1, 2016. available online: October 2015. DOI.
  • Planning Sightseeing Tours Using Crowdsensed Trajectories. Igo Brilhante, Jose Antonio Macedo, Franco Maria Nardini, Raffaele Perego, Chiara Renso. In ACM SIGSPATIAL Special. Volume 7, Number 1, May 2015. ACM DL.
  • On Planning Sightseeing Tours with TripBuilder. Igo Ramalho Brilhante, Jose Antonio Macedo, Franco Maria Nardini, Raffaele Perego, Chiara Renso. Information Processing & Management (Elsevier). 2014. DOI.
  • RICH: Research and Innovation for Cultural Heritage. Vincenzo Barone, Daniele Licari, Franco Maria Nardini. Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage. Volume 12, 2012. pp 109-133. DOI.
  • Generating Suggestions for Queries in the Long Tail with an Inverted Index. Daniele Broccolo, Lorenzo Marcon, Franco Maria Nardini, Fabrizio Silvestri, Raffaele Perego. Information Processing & Management (Elsevier), Volume 48, Issue 2, March 2012. DOI. PDF.
  • Efficient Diversification of Web Search Results. Gabriele Capannini, Franco Maria Nardini, Fabrizio Silvestri, Raffaele Perego. Proceedings of VLDB Endowment (PVLDB) 2011, Volume 4, Issue 7. PDF.

Conference Papers

  • X-DART: Blending Dropouts and Pruning for Efficient Learning To Rank. Claudio Lucchese, Franco Maria Nardini, Salvatore Orlando, Raffaele Perego and Salvatore Trani. Proceedings of the 40th International ACM Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR). August 2017. Short paper. ACM DL.
  • RankEval: An Evaluation and Analysis Framework for Learning-to-Rank Solutions. Claudio Lucchese, Cristina Ioana Muntean, Franco Maria Nardini, Raffaele Perego and Salvatore Trani. Proceedings of the 40th International ACM Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR). August 2017. Demo paper. ACM DL.
  • Sentiment-enhanced Multidimensional Analysis of Online Social Networks: Perception of the Mediterranean Refugees Crisis. Mauro Coletto, Andrea Esuli, Claudio Lucchese, Cristina Ioana Muntean, Franco Maria Nardini, Raffaele Perego, Chiara Renso. Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM). DOI.
  • Learning to Rank User Queries to Detect Search Tasks. Claudio Lucchese, Franco Maria Nardini, Salvatore Orlando, Gabriele Tolomei. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR). September 2016. Full paper. ACM DL.
  • Fast Feature Selection for Learning to Rank. Andrea Gigli, Claudio Lucchese, Franco Maria Nardini, Raffaele Perego. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR). September 2016. Short paper. ACM DL.
  • Exploiting CPU SIMD Extensions to Speed-up Document Scoring with Tree Ensembles. Claudio Lucchese, Franco Maria Nardini, Salvatore Orlando, Raffaele Perego, Nicola Tonellotto, Rossano Venturini. Proceedings of the 39th International ACM Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR). July 2016. Short paper. ACM DL.
  • Post-Learning Optimization of Tree Ensembles for Efficient Ranking. Claudio Lucchese, Franco Maria Nardini, Salvatore Orlando, Raffaele Perego, Fabrizio Silvestri, Salvatore Trani. Proceedings of the 39th International ACM Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR). July 2016. Short paper. ACM DL.
  • Group Finder: an Item-driven Group Formation Framework. Igo Ramalho Brilhante, Jose Antonio Macedo, Franco Maria Nardini, Raffaele Perego, Chiara Renso. Proceeding of the 17th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM) 2016. June 2016. Full paper. IEEE Xplore.
  • MUSETS: Diversity-aware Web Query Suggestions for Shortening User Sessions. Marcin Sydow, Cristina Ioana Muntean, Franco Maria Nardini, Stan Matwin, Fabrizio Silvestri. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems (ISMIS) 2015. October 2015. Full paper. LINK.
  • QuickScorer: a Fast Algorithm to Rank Documents with Additive Ensembles of Regression Trees. Claudio Lucchese, Franco Maria Nardini, Salvatore Orlando, Raffaele Perego, Nicola Tonellotto, Rossano Venturini. Proceedings of the 38th International ACM Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR). August 2015. Full paper. Best Paper Award. ACM DL.
  • Speeding up Document Ranking with Rank-based Features. Claudio Lucchese, Franco Maria Nardini, Salvatore Orlando, Raffaele Perego, Nicola Tonellotto. Proceedings of the 38th International ACM Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR). August 2015. Short paper. ACM DL.
  • TripBuilder: A Tool for Recommending Sightseeing Tours, Igo Ramalho Brilhante, Jose Antonio Macedo, Franco Maria Nardini, Raffaele Perego, Chiara Renso. Proceeding of the European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR) 2014. Amsterdam. (The Netherlands). April 2014. Best Demo Paper Award. PDF. DEMO.
  • LearNext: Learning to Predict Tourists Movements, Ranieri Baraglia, Cristina Ioana Muntean, Franco Maria Nardini, Fabrizio Silvestri. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) 2013. San Francisco, CA (USA). October 2013. Short paper. PDF.
  • Where Shall We Go Today? Planning Touristic Tours with TripBuilder, Igo Brilhante, Jose Antonio Macedo, Franco Maria Nardini, Raffaele Perego, Chiara Renso. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) 2013. San Francisco, CA (USA). October 2013. Short paper. PDF.
  • Learning to Shorten Query Sessions. Cristina Ioana Muntean, Franco Maria Nardini, Fabrizio Silvestri, Marcin Sydow. Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web (WWW). Rio de Janeiro (Brasil). May 2013. Poster paper. PDF.
  • When Entities Meet Query Recommender Systems: Semantic Search Shortcuts. Diego Ceccarelli, Sergiu Gordea, Claudio Lucchese, Franco Maria Nardini, Raffaele Perego. Proceedings of 28th ACM Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC) 2013. Coimbra (Portugal). March 2013. Full paper. PDF.
  • A Trajectory-Based Recommender System for Tourism. Ranieri Baraglia, Claudio Frattari, Cristina Ioana Muntean, Franco Maria Nardini, Fabrizio Silvestri. Proceedings of the International Conference on Active Media Technology (AMT) 2012. Macau (China). December 2012. Full paper. PDF.
  • Interactive and Context-Aware Tag Spell Check and Correction. Francesco Bonchi, Ophir Frieder, Franco Maria Nardini, Fabrizio Silvestri, Hossein Vahabi. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) 2012. Maui, Hawaii (USA). November 2012. Short paper. PDF.
  • RGU-ISTI-Essex at TREC 2011 Session Track. Ibrahim Adeyanju, Franco Maria Nardini, M-Dyaa Albakour, Dawei Song, Udo Kruschwitz. Proceedings of the International Text REtrieval Conference (TREC) 2011. (USA). November 2011. PDF
  • Improving Europeana Search Experience Using Query Logs. Diego Ceccarelli, Sergiu Gordea, Claudio Lucchese, Franco Maria Nardini, Gabriele Tolomei. Proceedings of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2011). Berlin (Germany). September 2011. Full Paper. Acceptance Rate: 19%. PDF.
  • Efficient Diversification of Search Results using Query Logs. Gabriele Capannini, Franco Maria Nardini, Raffaele Perego, Fabrizio Silvestri. Proceeding of the International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2011). Hyderabad (India). March-April 2011. Poster Paper. Acceptance Rate 16%. PDF.
  • Incremental Algorithms for Effective and Efficient Query Recommendation. Daniele Broccolo, Ophir Frieder, Franco Maria Nardini, Fabrizio Silvestri, Raffaele Perego. Proceedings of the Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval (SPIRE 2010). Los Cabos (Mexico). October 2010. Full Paper. PDF.
  • On Tag Spell Checking. Ophir Frieder, Franco Maria Nardini, Fabrizio Silvestri, Hossein Vahabi, Pedram Vahabi. Proceedings of the Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval (SPIRE 2010). Los Cabos (Mexico). October 2010. Short Paper. PDF.
  • The Effects of Time on Query Flow Graph-based Models for Query Suggestion. Ranieri Baraglia, Carlos Castillo, Debora Donato, Franco Maria Nardini, Raffaele Perego, Fabrizio Silvestri. Proceedings of the International Conference on Adaptivity, Personalization, and Fusion of Heterogeneous Information (RIAO 2010). Paris (France). April 2010. Full paper. Acceptance Rate: 19%. PDF.
  • Aging effects on Query Flow Graphs for Query Suggestion. Ranieri Baraglia, Carlos Castillo, Debora Donato, Franco Maria Nardini, Raffaele Perego, Fabrizio Silvestri. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2009). Hong Kong (China). November 2009. Poster paper. Acceptance Rate: 20.2%. PDF.
  • Collaborative Ranking of Grid-enabled Workflow Services Providers. Domenico Laforenza, Fabrizio Silvestri. Proceedings of The ACM/IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC 2008). Boston (USA). June 2008. Poster paper. Acceptance Rate: 22%. PDF.

Books

  • Proceedings of the 7th Italian Information Retrieval Workshop (IIR) 2016. Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio, Franco Maria Nardini, Salvatore Orlando (eds). Venice (Italy), May 2016. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. LINK.
  • C++: Esercizi di Programmazione sulle Classi. Lanfranco Lopriore, Franco Maria Nardini, Nicola Tonellotto. Edizioni Il Campano, Pisa, 2016.
  • C++: Esercizi di Programmazione sulle Classi. Lanfranco Lopriore, Nicola Tonellotto, Franco Maria Nardini. Edizioni Il Campano, Pisa, 2015.

Book Chapters

  • Effective Data Access Patterns on Massively Parallel Processors, Gabriele Capannini, Ranieri Baraglia, Franco Maria Nardini, Fabrizio Silvestri, Book Chapter, In “High-Performance Computing on Complex Environments”, Edited by Emmanuel Jeannot and Julius Zilinskas, Wiley Series on Parallel and Distributed Computing, John Wiley & Sons. LINK.
  • Mining Lifecycle Event Logs for Enhancing Service-based Applications. Philipp Leitner, Franco Maria Nardini, Gabriele Tolomei, Schahram Dustdar, Fabrizio Silvestri. Chapter in “Adaptive Web Services for Modular and Reusable Software Development: Tactics and Solutions”. IGI Global. LINK.

PhD Thesis

  • Query Log Mining to Enhance User Experience in Search Engines, University of Pisa, 2011, PDF.

Workshop Papers

  • Speeding-up Document Scoring with Tree Ensembles using CPU SIMD Extensions. Claudio Lucchese, Franco Maria Nardini, Salvatore Orlando, Raffaele Perego, Nicola Tonellotto, and Rossano Venturini. Proceedings of the 7th Italian Information Retrieval Workshop (IIR) 2016. Venezia (Italy). LINK.
  • GPU-based Parallelization of QuickScorer to Speed-up Document Ranking with Tree Ensembles. Francesco Lettich, Claudio Lucchese, Franco Maria Nardini, Salvatore Orlando, Raffaele Perego, Nicola Tonellotto, and Rossano Venturini. Proceedings of the 7th Italian Information Retrieval Workshop (IIR) 2016. Venezia (Italy). LINK.
  • Post-Learning Optimization of Tree Ensembles. Claudio Lucchese, Franco Maria Nardini, Salvatore Orlando, Raffaele Perego, Fabrizio Silvestri, and Salvatore Trani. Proceedings of the 7th Italian Information Retrieval Workshop (IIR) 2016. Venezia (Italy). LINK.
  • Understanding Human Mobility During Events in Foursquare. Cristina Muntean, Franco Maria Nardini, and Anastasios Noulas. Proceedings of the 7th Italian Information Retrieval Workshop (IIR) 2016. Venezia (Italy). LINK.
  • User-Item Group Formation with GroupFinder. Chiara Renso, Jose Macedo, Franco Maria Nardini, Raffaele Perego, and Igo Brilhante. Proceedings of the 7th Italian Information Retrieval Workshop (IIR) 2016. Venezia (Italy). LINK.
  • QuickRank: a C++ Suite of Learning to Rank Algorithms. Gabriele Capannini, Domenico Dato, Claudio Lucchese, Monica Mori, Franco Maria Nardini, Salvatore Orlando, Raffaele Perego, Nicola Tonellotto. Proceedings of the 6th Italian Information Retrieval Workshop (IIR 2015). Cagliari (Italy). PDF.
  • Gamification in Information Retrieval: State of the art, Challenges and Opportunities. Cristina Ioana Muntean, Franco Maria Nardini. Proceedings of the 6th Italian Information Retrieval Workshop (IIR 2015). Cagliari (Italy). PDF.
  • Scaling up the Mining of Semantically-enriched Trajectories: TripBuilder at the World Level. Igo Brilhante, Jose Antonio Macedo, Franco Maria Nardini, Raffaele Perego, Chiara Renso. Proceedings of the 6th Italian Information Retrieval Workshop (IIR 2015). Cagliari (Italy). PDF.
  • LearNext: Learning to Predict Tourists Movements, Ranieri Baraglia, Cristina Ioana Muntean, Franco Maria Nardini, Fabrizio Silvestri. Proceedings of the 5th Italian Information Retrieval Workshop (IIR 2014). Rome (Italy). January 2014. Extended Abstract. PDF.
  • On Suggesting Entities as Web Search Queries, Diego Ceccarelli, Sergiu Gordea, Claudio Lucchese, Franco Maria Nardini, Raffaele Perego. Proceedings of the 4th Italian Information Retrieval Workshop (IIR 2013). Pisa (Italy). January 2013. Extended Abstract.PDF.
  • RecTour: A Recommender System for Tourists. Ranieri Baraglia, Claudio Frattari, Cristina Ioana Muntean, Franco Maria Nardini, Fabrizio Silvestri. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Tourism Facilities (TF 2012), co-located with the IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI-IAT 2012). Macau (China). December 2012.
  • Studying Search Shortcuts in a Query Log to Improve Retrieval Over Query Sessions. Franco Maria Nardini, M-Dyaa Albakour, Ibrahim Adeyanju, Udo Kruschwitz. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Information Retrieval Over Query Sessions (SIR 2012) co-located with the 34th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2012). Barcelona (Spain). April 2012. PDF.
  • A Search Architecture Enabling Efficient Diversification of Search Results. Gabriele Capannini, Franco Maria Nardini, Raffaele Perego, Fabrizio Silvestri. Proceedings of the Diversity in Document Retrieval Workshop (DDR 2011) co-located with the 33rd European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2011). Dublin (Ireland). April 2011. PDF.
  • Resource Discovery Support for Time-Critical Adaptive Applications. Carlo Bertolli, Daniele Buono, Gabriele Mencagli, Matteo Mordacchini, Franco Maria Nardini, Massimo Torquati, Marco Vanneschi. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Emergency Management: Communication and Computing Platforms co-located with the 6th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2010). Caen (France). July 2010. PDF.
  • Refreshing Models to Provide Timely Query Recommendations. Daniele Broccolo, Franco Maria Nardini, Raffaele Perego, Fabrizio Silvestri. Proceedings of the First Italian Information Retrieval Workshop (IIR 2010). Padova (Italy). January 2010. PDF.
  • Sorting using BItonic netwoRk wIth CUDA. Ranieri Baraglia, Gabriele Capannini, Franco Maria Nardini, Fabrizio Silvestri. Proceeding of the Large Scale Distributed Systems for Information Retrieval Workshop (LSDS-IR 2009) co-located with SIGIR 2009. Boston (USA). July 2009. PDF.

Technical Reports

  • Mining Lifecycle Event Logs for Enhancing Service-based Applications. Schahram Dustdar, Philipp Leitner, Franco Maria Nardini, Fabrizio Silvestri, Gabriele Tolomei. Technical Report. ISTI-CNR. May 2011.
  • Diversifying Search Results using Query Logs, Franco Maria Nardini, Raffaele Perego, Fabrizio Silvestri, Technical Report. ISTI-CNR. May 2010.
  • An Efficient Algorithm to Generate Search Shortcuts, Daniele Broccolo, Lorenzo Marcon, Franco Maria Nardini, Raffaele Perego, Fabrizio Silvestri. Technical Report. ISTI-CNR. May 2010.

Other Publications

  • Fast Traversal of Large Ensembles of Regression Trees, Claudio Lucchese, Franco Maria Nardini, Raffaele Perego, Nicola Tonellotto, Salvatore Orlando, Rossano Venturini. In ERCIM News, no 107. 2016.
  • Discovering Europeana Users’ Search Behavior, Diego Ceccarelli, Sergiu Gordea, Claudio Lucchese, Franco Maria Nardini, Raffaele Perego, Gabriele Tolomei. In ERCIM News, no. 86, 2011.
  • SPRANKER: A Discovery Tool to Rank Service Providers Using Quality of Experience, Domenico Laforenza, Franco Maria Nardini, Fabrizio Silvestri, Gabriele Tolomei. In ERCIM News, no. 74, 2008.

MSc Students

  • Come Combinare Learning to Rank e Query Expansion per Migliorare le Performance dei Motori di Ricerca Web, Roberto Trani, Tesi di Laurea Magistrale in Informatica, Università di Pisa, 2016.
  • Un Sistema di Raccomandazione per Turisti Basato su TraiettorieClaudio Frattari, Tesi di Laurea Specialistica in Informatica per l’Economia e l’Azienda, Facoltà di Economia, Università di Pisa, 2011.
  • Studio e Comparazione di Algoritmi per Query Recommendation in Motori di Ricerca Web, Daniele Broccolo, Tesi di Laurea Specialistica in Informatica, Facoltà di Scienze Matematiche, Fisiche e Naturali, Università di Pisa, 2009.

BSc Students

  • Implementazione su smartphone di un sistema di raccomandazione per turisti, Mario Lenci, Tesi di Laurea in Tecnologie Informatiche, Università di Pisa, 2011.

Apprenticeships

  • Inferring In-store Visitors by means of Wi-Fi Crumbles, Carlo Ceriotti, Cloud4WI, 2017.
  • Feature Selection Algorithms for Document Ranking, Andrea Gigli, ISTI-CNR, 2016.

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