Donald Metzler

Donald Metzler is a Staff Software Engineer at Google Inc. Prior to that, he was a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California (USC) and a Senior Research Scientist at Yahoo!. He has served as the Program Chair of the WSDM, ICTIR, and OAIR conferences and sat on the editorial boards of all the major journals in his field. He has published over 50 research papers, has been awarded 4 patents, and is the author of "A Feature-Centric View of Information Retrieval" and co-author of "Search Engines: Information Retrieval in Practice". He currently leads the Apps Search Quality team that is responsible for delivering a great search experience to users of Google's productivity suite, which includes Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Keep, etc.

Google Publications

Previous Publications

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    Data integration from open internet sources to combat sex trafficking of minors

    Hao Wang, Congxing Cai, Andrew Philpot, Mark Latonero, Eduard H. Hovy, Donald Metzler

    DG.O (2012), pp. 246-252

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    Effective query formulation with multiple information sources

    Michael Bendersky, Donald Metzler, W. Bruce Croft

    WSDM (2012), pp. 443-452

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    Structured Event Retrieval over Microblog Archives

    Donald Metzler, Congxing Cai, Eduard H. Hovy

    HLT-NAACL (2012), pp. 646-655

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    A cascade ranking model for efficient ranked retrieval

    Lidan Wang, Jimmy J. Lin, Donald Metzler

    SIGIR (2011), pp. 105-114

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    An Empirical Evaluation of Data-Driven Paraphrase Generation Techniques

    Donald Metzler, Eduard H. Hovy, Chunliang Zhang

    ACL (Short Papers) (2011), pp. 546-551

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    Cross-corpus relevance projection

    Nima Asadi 0001, Donald Metzler, Jimmy J. Lin

    SIGIR (2011), pp. 1163-1164

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    Parameterized concept weighting in verbose queries

    Michael Bendersky, Donald Metzler, W. Bruce Croft

    SIGIR (2011), pp. 605-614

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    Pseudo test collections for learning web search ranking functions

    Nima Asadi 0001, Donald Metzler, Tamer Elsayed, Jimmy J. Lin

    SIGIR (2011), pp. 1073-1082

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    When close enough is good enough: approximate positional indexes for efficient ranked retrieval

    Tamer Elsayed, Jimmy J. Lin, Donald Metzler

    CIKM (2011), pp. 1993-1996

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    Exploiting site-level information to improve web search

    Andrei Z. Broder, Evgeniy Gabrilovich, Vanja Josifovski, George Mavromatis, Donald Metzler, Jane Wang

    CIKM (2010), pp. 1393-1396

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    Improved latent concept expansion using hierarchical markov random fields

    Hao Lang, Donald Metzler, Bin Wang, Jin-Tao Li

    CIKM (2010), pp. 249-258

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    Learning concept importance using a weighted dependence model

    Michael Bendersky, Donald Metzler, W. Bruce Croft

    WSDM (2010), pp. 31-40

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    Learning to efficiently rank

    Lidan Wang, Jimmy J. Lin, Donald Metzler

    SIGIR (2010), pp. 138-145

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    Measuring the reusability of test collections

    Ben Carterette, Evgeniy Gabrilovich, Vanja Josifovski, Donald Metzler

    WSDM (2010), pp. 231-240

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    Ranking under temporal constraints

    Lidan Wang, Donald Metzler, Jimmy J. Lin

    CIKM (2010), pp. 79-88

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    Relevance and ranking in online dating systems

    Fernando Diaz, Donald Metzler, Sihem Amer-Yahia

    SIGIR (2010), pp. 66-73

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    The anatomy of an ad: structured indexing and retrieval for sponsored search

    Michael Bendersky, Evgeniy Gabrilovich, Vanja Josifovski, Donald Metzler

    WWW (2010), pp. 101-110

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    UMD and USC/ISI: TREC 2010 Web Track Experiments with Ivory

    Tamer Elsayed, Nima Asadi 0001, Lidan Wang, Jimmy J. Lin, Donald Metzler

    TREC (2010)

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    Building enriched document representations using aggregated anchor text

    Donald Metzler, Jasmine Novak, Hang Cui, Srihari Reddy

    SIGIR (2009), pp. 219-226

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    Improving search relevance for implicitly temporal queries

    Donald Metzler, Rosie Jones, Fuchun Peng, Ruiqiang Zhang

    SIGIR (2009), pp. 700-701

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    Of Ivory and Smurfs: Loxodontan MapReduce Experiments for Web Search

    Jimmy J. Lin, Tamer Elsayed, Lidan Wang, Donald Metzler

    TREC (2009)

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    Online expansion of rare queries for sponsored search

    Andrei Z. Broder, Peter Ciccolo, Evgeniy Gabrilovich, Vanja Josifovski, Donald Metzler, Lance Riedel, Jeffrey Yuan

    WWW (2009), pp. 511-520

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    Search Engine Adaptation by Feedback Control Adjustment for Time-sensitive Query

    Ruiqiang Zhang, Yi Chang, Zhaohui Zheng, Donald Metzler, Jian-Yun Nie

    HLT-NAACL (Short Papers) (2009), pp. 165-168

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    Search Engines: Information Retrieval in Practice

    W. Bruce Croft, Donald Metzler, Trevor Strohman

    Addison Wesley (2009)

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    Semi-parametric and Non-parametric Term Weighting for Information Retrieval

    Donald Metzler, Hugo Zaragoza

    ICTIR (2009), pp. 42-53

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    A Statistical View of Binned Retrieval Models

    Donald Metzler, Trevor Strohman, W. Bruce Croft

    ECIR (2008), pp. 175-186

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    Beyond bags of words: effectively modeling dependence and features in information retrieval

    Donald Metzler

    SIGIR Forum, vol. 42 (2008), pp. 77

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    Generalized inverse document frequency

    Donald Metzler

    CIKM (2008), pp. 399-408

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    To swing or not to swing: learning when (not) to advertise

    Andrei Z. Broder, Massimiliano Ciaramita, Marcus Fontoura, Evgeniy Gabrilovich, Vanja Josifovski, Donald Metzler, Vanessa Murdock, Vassilis Plachouras

    CIKM (2008), pp. 1003-1012

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    Automatic feature selection in the markov random field model for information retrieval

    Donald Metzler

    CIKM (2007), pp. 253-262

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    CIIR Experiments for TREC Legal 2007

    Howard R. Turtle, Donald Metzler

    TREC (2007)

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    Latent concept expansion using markov random fields

    Donald Metzler, W. Bruce Croft

    SIGIR (2007), pp. 311-318

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    Linear feature-based models for information retrieval

    Donald Metzler, W. Bruce Croft

    Inf. Retr., vol. 10 (2007), pp. 257-274

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    Pseudo-Aligned Multilingual Corpora

    Fernando Diaz, Donald Metzler

    IJCAI (2007), pp. 2727-2732

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    Similarity Measures for Short Segments of Text

    Donald Metzler, Susan T. Dumais, Christopher Meek

    ECIR (2007), pp. 16-27

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    Using gradient descent to optimize language modeling smoothing parameters

    Donald Metzler

    SIGIR (2007), pp. 687-688

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    Beyond Bags of Words: Modeling Implicit User Preferences in Information Retrieval

    Donald Metzler, W. Bruce Croft

    AAAI (2006), pp. 1646-1649

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    Estimation, sensitivity, and generalization in parameterized retrieval models

    Donald Metzler

    CIKM (2006), pp. 812-813

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    Improving the estimation of relevance models using large external corpora

    Fernando Diaz, Donald Metzler

    SIGIR (2006), pp. 154-161

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    Indri TREC Notebook 2006: Lessons Learned From Three Terabyte Tracks

    Donald Metzler, Trevor Strohman, W. Bruce Croft

    TREC (2006)

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    A Markov random field model for term dependencies

    Donald Metzler, W. Bruce Croft

    SIGIR (2005), pp. 472-479

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    Analysis of Statistical Question Classification for Fact-Based Questions

    Donald Metzler, W. Bruce Croft

    Inf. Retr., vol. 8 (2005), pp. 481-504

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    Indri at TREC 2005: Terabyte Track

    Donald Metzler, Trevor Strohman, Yun Zhou, W. Bruce Croft

    TREC (2005)

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    Similarity measures for tracking information flow

    Donald Metzler, Yaniv Bernstein, W. Bruce Croft, Alistair Moffat, Justin Zobel

    CIKM (2005), pp. 517-524

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    The recap system for identifying information flow

    Donald Metzler, Yaniv Bernstein, W. Bruce Croft, Alistair Moffat, Justin Zobel

    SIGIR (2005), pp. 678

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    UMass Robust 2005: Using Mixtures of Relevance Models for Query Expansion

    Donald Metzler, Fernando Diaz, Trevor Strohman, W. Bruce Croft

    TREC (2005)

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    An Inference Network Approach to Image Retrieval

    Donald Metzler, R. Manmatha

    CIVR (2004), pp. 42-50

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    Combining the language model and inference network approaches to retrieval

    Donald Metzler, W. Bruce Croft

    Inf. Process. Manage., vol. 40 (2004), pp. 735-750

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    Formal multiple-bernoulli models for language modeling

    Donald Metzler, Victor Lavrenko, W. Bruce Croft

    SIGIR (2004), pp. 540-541

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    Indri at TREC 2004: Terabyte Track

    Donald Metzler, Trevor Strohman, Howard R. Turtle, W. Bruce Croft

    TREC (2004)