A robust model for paper-reviewer assignment

Xiang Liu, Torsten Suel, Nasir Memon

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Abstract

Automatic expert assignment is a common problem encoun- tered in both industry and academia. For example, for conference program chairs and journal editors, in order to collect "good " judgments for a paper, it is necessary for them to assign the paper to the most appropriate reviewers. Choosing appropriate reviewers of course includes a number of considerations such as expertise and authority, but also diversity and avoiding con icts. In this paper, we explore the expert retrieval problem and implement an automatic paper-reviewer recommendation system that considers as- pects of expertise, authority, and diversity. In particular, a graph is first constructed on the possible reviewers and the query paper, incorporating expertise and authority in- formation. Then a Random Walk with Restart (RWR) [1] model is employed on the graph with a sparsity constraint, incorporating diversity information. Extensive experiments on two reviewer recommendation benchmark datasets show that the proposed method obtains performance gains over state-of-the-art reviewer recommendation systems in terms of expertise, authority, diversity, and, most importantly, rele- vance as judged by human experts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRecSys 2014 - Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages25-32
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450326681
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 6 2014
Event8th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, RecSys 2014 - Foster City, United States
Duration: Oct 6 2014Oct 10 2014

Publication series

NameRecSys 2014 - Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems

Other

Other8th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, RecSys 2014
CountryUnited States
CityFoster City
Period10/6/1410/10/14

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Keywords

  • Diversity
  • Expert retrieval
  • Information propaga-tion
  • Random walk
  • Ranking
  • Review assignment
  • Topic model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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Liu, X., Suel, T., & Memon, N. (2014). A robust model for paper-reviewer assignment. In RecSys 2014 - Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (pp. 25-32). (RecSys 2014 - Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2645710.2645749