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  • Silver medal at the 2016 "Human competitive" awards!!! Our work on automatic generation of regular expressions from examples (see this, this, this and this) has won the Silver Medal at the 2016 "Human competitive" awards (Humies). We are ...
    Posted Aug 3, 2016, 2:37 AM by Eric Medvet
  • We are finalist (again) at the "Human-Competitive" Awards! Our work on automatic generation of regular expressions from examples (see this, this, this and this) has been selected for inclusion among the 8 finalists at the annual "HUMIES Awards ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2016, 2:07 AM by Eric Medvet
  • Our recent papers... Very good news for the lab: three papers just accepted at prestigious conferences!These papers focus on very different application domains and propose approaches based on very different machine learning ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2016, 2:07 AM by Eric Medvet
  • ...and then IEEE Intelligent Systems ! Our last post was about acceptance on IEEE TKDE of our work on automatic regex construction and ended as follows:We are crossing our fingers as we hope to make ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2016, 5:10 AM by Alberto Bartoli
  • IEEE Transactions (TKDE) paper! Our "big paper" on automatic generation of regular expressions from examples will appear soon on IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering! We are really very proud of this result ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2016, 4:52 AM by Eric Medvet
  • Active Learning of Regular Expressions We have been working for several months on a significant improvement of our regex generator tool (source code): the ability to work in an active learning fashion. Rather than requiring ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2015, 4:21 AM by Eric Medvet
  • Recent publications... ...not tightly related to our regex research.A short paper of ours has appeared today on an ACM Journal (a prestigious venue, as any other ACM venue): Data Quality Challenge ...
    Posted Oct 20, 2015, 5:43 AM by Eric Medvet
  • Source code for regex generator is now public We have received several requests to make the source code for our regex generator by examples tool public.We were reluctant to do so because we cannot offer any support ...
    Posted Apr 28, 2015, 8:18 AM by Alberto Bartoli
  • Learning of Syntax Patterns: GECCO! We have just received the acceptance notification of a work submitted to the most prestigious conference in evolutionary computation: ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO). We are proud to ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2015, 2:53 AM by Eric Medvet
  • Learning multiple patterns for text extraction This new year has started very well. A paper describing one of the key improvements to our new regex generator tool has been just accepted at the prestigious 18-th ...
    Posted Jan 9, 2015, 1:20 AM by Eric Medvet
  • New regex generator tool online! Our new regex generator is online!Let's summarize briefly what has happened.Epoch 1At ACM GECCO 2012 we presented a paper in which we described our work "Automatic ...
    Posted Dec 19, 2014, 6:44 AM by Eric Medvet
  • Automatic Generation of Access Control Policies New publication of the lab at the (biennal and prestigious) 8-th International Conference on Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimizationin collaboration with Prof. Elena Ferrari and Prof. Barbara Carminati. In this ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2015, 2:54 AM by Eric Medvet
  • Recommending the right publication venue: we'll show how at ICTAI Our work on Publication Venue Recommendation based on Paper Abstract has been accepted for presentation at the IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI) which will be held ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2014, 5:16 AM by Eric Medvet
  • We are finalist at the "Human-Competitive" Awards! Great news: our GP-based Regex Golf player, recently accepted for publication at ACM GECCO, has been selected for inclusion among the 7 finalists at the 14-th "HUMIES Awards ...
    Posted Sep 11, 2014, 2:40 AM by Eric Medvet
  • Bibliometric evaluation of researchers in the Internet age We have written an essay titled like this post that has been accepted for publication on The Information Society journal:Research evaluation, which is an increasingly pressing issue, invariably relies ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2014, 6:49 AM by Alberto Bartoli
  • Continuous and Non-intrusive Reauthentication of Web Sessions based on Mouse Dynamics Just accepted at the prestigious ARES Conference 2014.The title says a lot of things: We propose a system for continuous reauthentication of web users based on the observed mouse ...
    Posted May 29, 2014, 5:04 AM by Eric Medvet
  • Compressing Regular Expression Sets for Deep Packet Inspection We have just been notified that our latest work has been accepted at the prestigious "13th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN 2014)".The problemThe ability ...
    Posted May 20, 2014, 5:04 AM by Eric Medvet
  • Playing a programming competition against humans... Great news: our paper "Playing Regex Golf with Genetic Programming" has been accepted at ACM GECCO, the top conference on Evolutionary Computation (we were there also in 2013 and 2012 ...
    Posted May 20, 2014, 3:13 AM by Eric Medvet
  • Computer Aided Design of Football Teams This is quite an unusual post. It describes a for-fun application of a topic well-known in engineering and research: multiobjective optimization. We decided to blog about this anyway ...
    Posted Feb 4, 2014, 8:31 AM by Eric Medvet
  • Automatic Regex Generation - IEEE Computer paper (!) A paper describing our system for the automatic generation of regular expressions from examples has been accepted for publication on IEEE Computer, one of the most prestigious magazines in computing ...
    Posted Jan 15, 2014, 1:12 PM by Eric Medvet
  • Lab paper on GP for a medical application at ISPA The lab paper titled A Novel Estimation Methodology for Tracheal Pressure in Mechanical Ventilation Control has been accepted for presentation at ISPA 2013.In this work, we build an estimator ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2013, 4:28 AM by Eric Medvet
  • Lab paper "Detection of hidden fraudulent URLs..." Other great news: our work "Detection of Hidden Fraudulent URLs within Trusted Sites using Lexical Features" has been accepted at a prestigious security conference (ARES 2013).In this work we ...
    Posted May 16, 2013, 1:16 AM by Eric Medvet
  • Lab paper at GECCO 2013 Our staff will present our recent work about Automatic String Replace by Examples at ACM GECCO 2013. The conference will be held in Amsterdam at the beginning of next July ...
    Posted Mar 15, 2013, 5:55 AM by Eric Medvet
  • Twitter event *tion presented at WI 2012 Our work on event detection, classification and summarization on Twitter has been presented last week at Web Intelligence conference 2012 (WI 2012).In this work, titled Brand-related Events Detection ...
    Posted Dec 14, 2012, 7:12 AM by Eric Medvet
  • Automatic Generation of Regular Expression: version 1.1 We have slightly improved our automatic generator of regular expressions—a few internal optimizations, a few more computing resources and better load balancing. We describe below how the system works ...
    Posted Dec 12, 2012, 5:08 AM by Eric Medvet
  • Fraudulent pages in web sites of Italian Administrations Attacks to web sites resulting in the creation of fraudulent content by hackers are ubiquitous. In this work we attempted to assess the ability of Italian public administrations to be ...
    Posted Nov 27, 2012, 2:52 AM by Alberto Bartoli
  • Uncitedness of high quality work is not an exceptional case Every year, a significant percentage of papers that should be considered as being of "high quality" under any metric or human judgement, either never get cited at all or take ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2012, 5:57 AM by Eric Medvet
  • New section on data and tools A new section of our website is available: the data and tools section. It will contain those datasets and tools which we use and/or develop in our research activitity ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2012, 8:55 AM by Eric Medvet
  • Lab paper about Italian PA web pages at IAS 2012 Our paper titled A Look at Hidden Web Pages in Italian Public Administrations has been accepted for presentation at the 8th International Conference of Information Assurance and Security (IAS 2012 ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2012, 7:35 AM by Eric Medvet
  • Lab paper at IEEE/WIC/ACM WI 2012 Our paper on Brand-related Events Detection, Classification and Summarization on Twitter has been accepted for presentation at the IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI), which will ...
    Posted Aug 17, 2012, 2:57 AM by Eric Medvet
  • Automatic generation of regular expressions Today we launched the online prototype of our automatic regular expressions generator! Take a look at regex.inginf.units.it, all comments are welcome!
    Posted Jul 5, 2012, 6:51 AM by Andrea De Lorenzo
  • The Lab at ICWE 2012 Our paper Recording and Replaying Navigations on AJAX Web Sites has been accepted for presentation at the 2012 International Conference on Web Engineering, which will be held in Berlin at ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2012, 9:27 AM by Eric Medvet
  • Two lab papers at i-Society 2012 We will present the results of two our recent works at the IEEE International Conference on Information Society (iSociety 2012), which will held at the end of June in London ...
    Posted Mar 27, 2012, 2:37 AM by Eric Medvet
  • Our work on GP for Regex at GECCO 2012 Our paper Automatic Generation of Regular Expressions from Examples with Genetic Programming has been accepted at ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2012).We propose a system based on ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2012, 4:29 AM by Alberto Bartoli
  • Started large scale Twitter collection We just started a large scale collection of Twitter posts (aka tweets). We are using a tool (TwitterSinkhole), written by our lab staff, which collects about 40 tweets per second ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2012, 9:30 AM by Eric Medvet
  • PhD School at Krakow, Poland Two of our PhD students will attend the 3rd TMA PhD School in Krakow, Poland.The program, titled "Traffic Understanding: From Traffic Classification to Quality of Experience", will cover topics ...
    Posted Jan 17, 2012, 2:23 AM by Eric Medvet
  • Online! The new website of our lab is online!
    Posted Jan 16, 2012, 7:39 AM by Eric Medvet
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