Chengkai Li 

Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
The University of Texas at Arlington

Director
Innovative Database and Information Systems
Research Laboratory (IDIR)
Room 628
Engineering Research Building (ERB)
500 UTA Boulevard
Arlington, TX 76019-0015

Office: (817) 272-0162
Email:
WWW: http://ranger.uta.edu/~cli

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    2017

  1. Zequn Sun, Wei Hu, and Chengkai Li. Cross-lingual Entity Alignment via Joint Attribute-Preserving Embedding. In Proceedings of the 16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), pages -, Vienna, Austria, October 2017. [PDF]
  2. Naeemul Hassan, Gensheng Zhang, Fatma Arslan, Josue Caraballo, Damian Jimenez, Siddhant Gawsane, Shohedul Hasan, Minumol Joseph, Aaditya Kulkarni, Anil Kumar Nayak, Vikas Sable, Chengkai Li, and Mark Tremayne. ClaimBuster:The First-ever End-to-end Fact-checking System. In Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB), 10(12): -, August 2017. Demonstration description. (acceptance rate 35/115=30.4%) [PDF] [poster] [ClaimBuster online demo]
  3. Naeemul Hassan, Fatma Arslan, Chengkai Li, and Mark Tremayne. Toward Automated Fact-Checking: Detecting Check-worthy Factual Claims by ClaimBuster. In Proceedings of the 23rd ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), pages -, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, August 2017. (Applied Data Science track, full paper, poster presentation, acceptance rate 85/396=21.5%) [PDF] [poster] [ClaimBuster online demo]
  4. Sourav S. Bhowmick, Byron Choi, and Chengkai Li. Graph Querying Meets HCI: State of the Art and Future Directions. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), pages 1731-1736, Chicago, Illinois, USA, May 2017. Tutorial. [PDF] [slides]
  5. You Wu, Pankaj K. Agarwal, Chengkai Li, Jun Yang, and Cong Yu. Computational Fact-Checking through Query Perturbations. In ACM Transactions on Database Systems (TODS), 42(1): 4:1-4:41, March 2017. [PDF]
  6. 2016

  7. Naeemul Hassan, Mark Tremayne, Fatma Arslan, and Chengkai Li. Comparing Automated Factual Claim Detection Against Judgments of Journalism Organizations. In Proceedings of the 2016 Computation+Journalism Symposium, 5 pages, Stanford, California, USA, September 2016. [PDF] [slides] [ClaimBuster online demo]
  8. Nandish Jayaram, Rohit Bhoopalam, Chengkai Li, and Vassilis Athitsos. Orion: Enabling Suggestions in a Visual Query Builder for Ultra-Heterogeneous Graphs. Technical Report, arXiv:1605.06856, May 2016. [PDF]
  9. Ning Yan, Sona Hasani, Abolfazl Asudeh, Chengkai Li. Generating Preview Tables for Entity Graphs. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), pages 1797-1811, San Francisco, California, June 2016. (acceptance rate 116/=%) (ACM SIGMOD 2017 Most Reproducible Paper Award) [PDF] [slides]
  10. Nandish Jayaram, Arijit Khan, Chengkai Li, Xifeng Yan, Ramez Elmasri. Querying Knowledge Graphs by Example Entity Tuples. In Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), TKDE poster track, pages 1494-1495, Helsinki, Finland, May 2016. [PDF] [GQBE online demo]
  11. 2015

  12. Naeemul Hassan, Chengkai Li, and Mark Tremayne. Detecting Check-worthy Factual Claims in Presidential Debates. In Proceedings of the 24th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), pages 1835-1838, Melbourne, Australia, October 2015. (KM track short Paper, full paper acceptance rate 87/484=18.0%, short paper acceptance rate 36/484=7.4%) [PDF] [ClaimBuster online demo]
  13. Abolfazl Asudeh, Gensheng Zhang, Naeemul Hassan, Chengkai Li, and Gergely Zaruba. Crowdsourcing Pareto-Optimal Object Finding by Pairwise Comparisons. In Proceedings of the 24th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), pages 753-762, Melbourne, Australia, October 2015. (DB track full Paper, acceptance rate 35/166=21.1%) [PDF] [slides]
  14. Naeemul Hassan, Bill Adair, James Hamilton, Chengkai Li, Mark Tremayne, Jun Yang and Cong Yu. The Quest to Automate Fact-Checking. In Proceedings of the 2015 Computation+Journalism Symposium, 5 pages, New York City, USA, October 2015. [PDF] [ClaimBuster online demo]
  15. Nandish Jayaram, Arijit Khan, Chengkai Li, Xifeng Yan, Ramez Elmasri. Querying Knowledge Graphs by Example Entity Tuples. In IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 27(10): 2797-2811, October 2015. [PDF] [GQBE online demo]
  16. Nandish Jayaram, Sidharth Goyal, Chengkai Li. VIIQ: Auto-suggestion Enabled Visual Interface for Interactive Graph Query Formulation. In Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB), 8(12): 1940-1943, August 2015. Demonstration description. (acceptance rate 49/150=32.7%) [PDF] [Orion online demo]
  17. Xiang Ao, Ping Luo, Chengkai Li, Fuzhen Zhuang, and Qing He. Online Frequent Episode Mining. In Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), pages 891-902, Seoul, Korea, April 2015. (acceptance rate /=%) [PDF]
  18. 2014

  19. Brett Walenz, You (Will) Wu, Seokhyun (Alex) Song, Emre Sonmez, Eric Wu, Kevin Wu, Pankaj K. Agarwal, Jun Yang, Naeemul Hassan, Afroza Sultana, Gensheng Zhang, Chengkai Li, Cong Yu. Finding, Monitoring, and Checking Claims Computationally Based on Structured Data.  In Proceedings of the 2014 Computation+Journalism Symposium, 5 pages, New York City, USA, October 2014. [PDF]
  20. Abolfazl Asudeh, Gensheng Zhang, Naeemul Hassan, Chengkai Li, and Gergely V. Zaruba. Crowdsourcing Pareto-Optimal Object Finding by Pairwise Comparisons. Technical Report, arXiv:1409.4161, September 2014. [PDF]
  21. Naeemul Hassan, Huadong Feng, Ramesh Venkataraman, Gautam Das, Chengkai Li, Nan Zhang. Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better: Finding Expert Teams by CrewScout. In Proceedings of the 23rd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), pages 2030-2032, Shanghai, China, November 2014. Demonstration description. (acceptance rate 29/73=39%) [PDF] [slides] [CrewScout online demo]
  22. Naeemul Hassan, Afroza Sultana, You Wu, Gensheng Zhang, Chengkai Li, Jun Yang, and Cong Yu. Data In, Fact Out: Automated Monitoring of Facts by FactWatcher. In Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB), pages 1557-1560, 2014. Demonstration description. (acceptance rate 42/115=36.5%) (Excellent Demonstration Award) [PDF] [FactWatcher online demo]
  23. Nandish Jayaram, Arijit Khan, Chengkai Li, Xifeng Yan, Ramez Elmasri. Towards a Query-by-Example System for Knowledge Graphs. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Graph Data Management Experiences and Systems (GRADES), 6 pages, Snowbird, Utah, USA, June 2014. (Co-located with ACM SIGMOD 2014) [PDF] [slides] [GQBE online demo]
  24. You Wu, Brett Walenz, Peggy Li, Andrew Shim, Emre Sonmez, Pankaj Agarwal, Chengkai Li, Jun Yang, and Cong Yu. iCheck: Computationally Combating "Lies, D---ned Lies, and Statistics". In Proceedings of the 2014 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), pages 1063-1066, Snowbird, Utah, USA, June 2014. Demonstration description. (acceptance rate 29/76=38%) [PDF]
  25. Gensheng Zhang, Xiao Jiang, Ping Luo, Min Wang, and Chengkai Li. Discovering General Prominent Streaks in Sequence Data. In ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (TKDD), 8(2):article 9, June 2014. [PDF] [FactWatcher online demo]
  26. Nan Zhang, Chengkai Li, Naeemul Hassan, Sundaresan Rajasekaran, and Gautam Das. On Skyline Groups. In IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 26(4):942-956, April 2014. [PDF] [CrewScout online demo]
  27. Xiang Ao, Ping Luo, Chengkai Li, Fuzhen Zhuang, Qing He, and Zhongzhi Shi. Discovering and Learning Sensational Episodes of News Events. In Proceedings of the 23rd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), pages 217-218, Seoul, Korea, April 2014. (poster paper, acceptance rate 110/226=48.7%) [PDF]
  28. Ning Yan, Abolfazl Asudeh, and Chengkai Li. Generating Preview Tables for Entity Graphs. Technical Report, arXiv:1403.5006, March 2014. [PDF]
  29. You Wu, Pankaj K. Agarwal, Chengkai Li, Jun Yang, and Cong Yu. Toward Computational Fact-Checking. In Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB), 7(7):589-600, March 2014. [PDF]
  30. Afroza Sultana, Naeemul Hassan, Chengkai Li, Jun Yang, and Cong Yu. Incremental Discovery of Prominent Situational Facts. In Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), pages 112-123, Chicago, Illinois, USA, March 2014. (acceptance rate 89/446=20%) [PDF] [slides] [FactWatcher online demo]
  31. Nandish Jayaram, Mahesh Gupta, Arijit Khan, Chengkai Li, Xifeng Yan, and Ramez Elmasri. GQBE: Querying Knowledge Graphs by Example Entity Tuples. In Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), pages 1250-1253, Chicago, Illinois, USA, March 2014. Demonstration description. (acceptance rate 28/65=43%) [PDF] [GQBE online demo]
  32. Chengkai Li, Bin He, Ning Yan, and Muhammad Assad Safiullah. Set Predicates in SQL: Enabling Set-Level Comparisons for Dynamically Formed Groups. In IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 26(2):438-452, February 2014. [PDF]
  33. 2013

  34. Nandish Jayaram, Mahesh Gupta, Arijit Khan, Chengkai Li, Xifeng Yan, and Ramez Elmasri. Querying Knowledge Graphs by Example Entity Tuples. Technical Report, arXiv:1311.2100, November 2013. [PDF]
  35. Lijiang Chen, Yibing Zhao, Shimin Chen, Hui Fang, Chengkai Li, and Min Wang. iPLUG: Personalized List Recommendation in Twitter. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Web Information System Engineering (WISE), pages 88-103, Nanjing, China, October 2013. (acceptance rate 49/198=24.7%) [SpringerLink]
  36. Chengkai Li. On Contextual Ranking Queries in Databases. In Information Systems, Volume 38, Issue 4, Pages 509–523, June 2013. [PDF]
  37. Aditya Telang, Sharma Chakravarthy, and Chengkai Li. Personalized Ranking in Web Databases: Establishing and Utilizing an Appropriate Workload. In Distributed and Parallel Databases (DPD), 31(1):47-70, March 2013. [SpringerLink]
  38. Peng Jiang, Huiman Hou, Lijiang Chen, Shimin Chen, Conglei Yao, Chengkai Li, and Min Wang. Wiki3C: Exploiting Wikipedia for Context-aware Concept Categorization. In Proceedings of the 6th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), pages 345-354, Rome, Italy, February 2013. (acceptance rate 73/387=19%) [PDF]
  39. 2012

  40. Kulsawasd Jitkajornwanich, Ramez Elmasri, John Mcenery, and Chengkai Li. Extracting Storm-Centric Characteristics from Raw Rainfall Data for Storm Analysis and Mining. In Proceedings of the 1st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Analytics for Big Geospatial Data (BigSpatial), pages 91-99, Redondo Beach, California, USA, November 2012. (Co-located with ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2012) [PDF]
  41. Chengkai Li, Nan Zhang, Naeemul Hassan, Sundaresan Rajasekaran, and Gautam Das. On Skyline Groups. In Proceedings of the 21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), pages 2119-2123, Maui, Hawaii, October 2012. (short Paper, full paper acceptance rate 146/1088=13.4%, short paper acceptance rate 156/1088=14.3%) [PDF] [CrewScout online demo]
  42. Afroza Sultana, Quazi Hasan, Ashis Biswas, Soumyava Das, Habibur Rahman, Chris Ding, and Chengkai Li. Infobox Suggestion for Wikipedia Entities. In Proceedings of the 21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), pages 2307-2310, Maui, Hawaii, October 2012. (poster paper, acceptance rate 106/228=46.5%) [PDF]
  43. Xiaonan Li, Chengkai Li, and Cong Yu. Entity-Relationship Queries over Wikipedia. In ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST), vol. 3, no. 4, article 70:1-20, September 2012. [PDF] [ERQ online demo]
  44. Aditya Telang, Chengkai Li, and Sharma Chakravarthy. One Size Does Not Fit All: Towards User- and Query-Dependent Ranking For Web Databases. In IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 24(9):1671-1685, September 2012. [PDF]
  45. You Wu, Pankaj K. Agarwal, Chengkai Li, Jun Yang, and Cong Yu. On "One of the Few" Objects. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), pages 1487-1495, Beijing, China, August 2012. (acceptance rate 133/755=17.6%) [PDF]
  46. Leonidas Fegaras, Chengkai Li, and Upa Gupta. An Optimization Framework for Map-Reduce Queries. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT), pages 26-37, Berlin, Germany, March 2012. (acceptance rate 43/193=22.5%) [PDF]
  47. 2011

  48. Christoph Csallner, Leonidas Fegaras, and Chengkai Li. Testing MapReduce-Style Programs. In Proceedings of the 19th ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE), New Ideas Track, pages 504-507, Szeged, Hungary, September 2011. (acceptance rate 11/43=25.6%) [PDF] [slides]
  49. Xiao Jiang, Chengkai Li, Ping Luo, Min Wang, and Yong Yu. Prominent Streak Discovery in Sequence Data. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), pages 1280-1288, San Diego, California, USA, August 2011. (full paper, poster presentation, acceptance rate 125/714=17.5%) [PDF] [FactWatcher online demo]
  50. Kulsawasd Jitkajornwanich, Ramez Elmasri, Chengkai Li, and John Mcenery. Formalization of 2-D Spatial Ontology and OWL/Protégé Realization. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Semantic Web Information Management (SWIM), 6 pages, Athens, Greece, June 2011. (Co-located with SIGMOD 2011) [PDF]
  51. Leonidas Fegaras, Chengkai Li, Upa Gupta, and Jijo Philip. XML Query Optimization in Map-Reduce. In Proceedings of the 14th International Workshop on the Web and Databases (WebDB), 6 pages, Athens, Greece, June 2011. (Co-located with SIGMOD 2011) (acceptance rate 12/43=27.9%) [PDF]
  52. Sarah Cohen, Chengkai Li, Jun Yang, and Cong Yu. Computational Journalism: A Call to Arms to Database Researchers. In Proceedings of the 5th Biennial Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR), pages 148-151, Asilomar, California, USA, January 2011. (3rd place in best Outrageous Ideas and Vision (OIV) Track paper competition) [PDF]
  53. 2010

  54. Xiaonan Li, Chengkai Li, and Cong Yu. Entity-Relationship Queries over Wikipedia. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Search and Mining User-generated Contents (SMUC), pages 21-28, Toronto, Canada, October 2010. (Co-located with CIKM 2010) (acceptance rate 8/32=25%) [PDF] [slides] [ERQ online demo]
  55. Ning Yan, Chengkai Li, Senjuti B. Roy, Rakesh Ramegowda, and Gautam Das. Facetedpedia: Enabling Query-Dependent Faceted Search for Wikipedia. In Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), pages 1927-1928, Toronto, Canada, October 2010. Demonstration description. [PDF] [Facetedpedia online demo]
  56. Xiaonan Li, Chengkai Li, and Cong Yu. EntityEngine: Answering Entity-Relationship Queries using Shallow Semantics. In Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), pages 1925-1926, Toronto, Canada, October 2010. Demonstration description. [PDF] [ERQ online demo]
  57. Chengkai Li and Christoph Csallner. Dynamic Symbolic Database Application Testing. In Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Testing Database Systems (DBTest), 6 pages, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, June 2010. (Co-located with SIGMOD 2010) [PDF] [slides]
  58. Chengkai Li, Ning Yan, Senjuti Basu Roy, Lekhendro Lisham, and Gautam Das. Facetedpedia: Dynamic Generation of Query-Dependent Faceted Interfaces for Wikipedia. In Proceedings of the 19th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), pages 651-660, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, April 2010. (acceptance rate 104/743=14%) [PDF] [slides] [Facetedpedia online demo]
  59. Xiaonan Li, Chengkai Li, and Cong Yu. Structured Querying of Annotation-Rich Web Text with Shallow Semantics. Technical Report, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, March 2010. [PDF]
  60. 2009

  61. AdityaTelang, Sharma Chakravarthy, and Chengkai Li. Query-By-Keywords (QBK): Query Formulation Using Semantics and Feedback. In Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER), pages 191-204, 2009. (acceptance rate 31/162=19%) [PDF]
  62. Chengkai Li. XML Parsing, SAX/DOM. In Encyclopedia of Database Systems, editors-in-chief: M. Tamer Özsu, L. Liu, pages 3598-3601, Springer, 2009. [PDF]
  63. 2008

  64. AdityaTelang, Sharma Chakravarthy, and Chengkai Li. Querying for Information Integration: How to go from an Imprecise Intent to a Precise Query? In Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Management of Data (COMAD), pages 245-248, Bombay, India, December 2008. Student paper. [PDF]
  65. 2007 and before

  66. Chengkai Li. Enabling Data Retrieval: By Ranking and Beyond. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007. [PDF]
  67. Chengkai Li, Min Wang, Lipyeow Lim, Haixun Wang, and Kevin Chen-Chuan Chang. Supporting Ranking and Clustering as Generalized Order-By and Group-By. In Proceedings of the 2007 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), pages 127-138, Beijing, China, June 2007. (acceptance rate 69/480=14%) [PDF] [slides]
  68. Bin He, Chengkai Li, David Killian, Mitesh Patel, Yuping Tseng, and Kevin Chen-Chuan Chang. A Structure-Driven Yield-Aware Web Form Crawler: Building a Database of Online Databases. UIUCDCS-R-2006-2752, Department of Computer Science, UIUC, July 2006. [PDF]
  69. Chengkai Li, Kevin Chen-Chuan Chang, and Ihab F. Ilyas. Supporting Ad-hoc Ranking Aggregates. In Proceedings of the 2006 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), pages 61-72, Chicago, Illinois, USA, June 2006. (acceptance rate 58/446=13%) [PDF] [slides]
  70. Chengkai Li, Kevin Chen-Chuan Chang, Ihab F. Ilyas, and Sumin Song. RankSQL: Query Algebra and Optimization for Relational Top-k Queries. In Proceedings of the 2005 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), pages 131-142, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 2005. (acceptance rate 65/431=15%) [PDF] [slides]
  71. Chengkai Li, Mohamed Ali, Kevin Chen-Chuan Chang, and Ihab F. Ilyas. RankSQL: Supporting Ranking Queries in Relational Database Management Systems. In Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB), pages 1342-1345, Trondheim, Norway, August 2005. Demonstration description. (acceptance rate 29/69=42%) [PDF]
  72. Govind Kabra, Chengkai Li, and Kevin Chen-Chuan Chang. Query Routing: Finding Ways in the Maze of the Deep Web. In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Challenges in Web Information Retrieval and Integration (WIRI), pages 64-73, Tokyo, Japan, April 2005. (Co-located with ICDE 2005) (acceptance rate 14/47=30%) [PDF]
  73. Kevin Chen-Chuan Chang, Bin He, Chengkai Li, Mitesh Patel, and Zhen Zhang. Structured Databases on the Web: Observations and Implications. SIGMOD Record, 33(3):61-70, September 2004. [PDF]
  74. Chengkai Li, Philip Bohannon, Henry F. Korth, and P.P.S. Narayan. Composing XSL Transformations with XML Publishing Views. In Proceedings of the 2003 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), pages 515-526, San Diego, California, USA, June 2003. (acceptance rate 52/342=15%) [PDF] [slides]
  75. Philip Bohannon, Xin (Luna) Dong, Sumit Ganguly, Henry F. Korth, Chengkai Li, P.P.S. Narayan, and Pradeep Shenoy. Relational On-Line Exchange with XML. In Proceedings of the 2003 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), pages 673, San Diego, California, USA, June 2003. Demonstration description. [PDF]
  76. Chengkai Li and Kevin Chen-Chuan Chang. Discovering Attribute Locality across the Deep Web: an Ordering-Based Approach. UIUCDCS-R-2003-2323, Department of Computer Science, UIUC, February 2003. [PDF]
  77. Kevin Chen-Chuan Chang, Bin He, Chengkai Li, and Zhen Zhang. The UIUC Web Integration Repository. Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003 [dataset]

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