Paper: Finding the Right Supervisor: Expert-Finding in a University Domain

ACL ID N12-2001
Title Finding the Right Supervisor: Expert-Finding in a University Domain
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session Student Session
Year 2012
Authors

Effective knowledge management is a key fac- tor in the development and success of any or- ganisation. Many different methods have been devised to address this need. Applying these methods to identify the experts within an or- ganisation has attracted a lot of attention. We look at one such problem that arises within universities on a daily basis but has attracted little attention in the literature, namely the problem of a searcher who is trying to iden- tify a potential PhD supervisor, or, from the perspective of the university?s research office, to allocate a PhD application to a suitable su- pervisor. We reduce this problem to identify- ing a ranked list of experts for a given query (representing a research area). We report on experiments to find experts in a university domain using two...