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Technical Perspective: Visualization Search: From Sketching to Natural Language
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Technical Perspective: Visualization Search: From Sketching to Natural Language

"Expressive Querying for Accelerating Visual Analytics," by Tarique Siddiqui et al., provides a general abstraction, along with advanced interfaces, focusing on...

Expressive Querying for Accelerating Visual Analytics
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Expressive Querying for Accelerating Visual Analytics

In this work, we introduce the problem of visualization search and highlight two underlying challenges of search enumeration and visualization matching.

Technical Perspective: Evaluating Sampled Metrics Is Challenging
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Technical Perspective: Evaluating Sampled Metrics Is Challenging

"On Sampled Metrics for Item Recommendation," by Walid Krichene and Steffen Rendle, exposes a crucial aspect for the evaluation of algorithms and tools: the impact...

On Sampled Metrics for Item Recommendation
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On Sampled Metrics for Item Recommendation

This paper investigates sampled metrics and shows that it is possible to improve the quality of sampled metrics by applying a correction, obtained by minimizing...

Technical Perspective: Computation Where the (inter)Action Is
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Technical Perspective: Computation Where the (inter)Action Is

"SoundWatch," by Dhruv Jain et al., provides an example of HCI research's vital role in designing architectures that trade off different computational capabilities...

SoundWatch
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SoundWatch: Deep Learning for Sound Accessibility on Smartwatches

We present SoundWatch, a smartwatch-based deep learning application to sense, classify, and provide feedback about sounds occurring in the environment.

Technical Perspective: Leveraging Social Context for Fake News Detection
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Technical Perspective: Leveraging Social Context for Fake News Detection

In "FANG," the authors focus on a strategy of automatically detecting disinformation campaigns on online media with a new graph-based, contextual technique for...

FANG
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FANG: Leveraging Social Context for Fake News Detection Using Graph Representation

We propose Factual News Graph (FANG), a novel graphical social context representation and learning framework for fake news detection.

Technical Perspective: Exploring Cognitive Bias 'In the Wild'
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Technical Perspective: Exploring Cognitive Bias 'In the Wild'

The authors of "Cognitive Biases in Software Development" rightly highlight the need for situated studies that examine cognitive bias 'in the wild' during software...

Cognitive Biases in Software Development
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Cognitive Biases in Software Development

We conducted a two-part field study to examine the extent to which cognitive biases occur, the consequences of these biases on developer behavior, and the practices...

Technical Perspective: Personalized Recommendation of PoIs to People with Autism
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Technical Perspective: Personalized Recommendation of PoIs to People with Autism

"Supporting People with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Exploration of PoIs" is an example of work that takes seriously the task of supporting a small group that...

Supporting People with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Exploration of PoIs
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Supporting People with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Exploration of PoIs: An Inclusive Recommender System

We propose a novel Top-N recommendation model that combines information about an autistic user's idiosyncratic aversions with her/his preferences in a personalized...

Technical Perspective: Eyelid Gestures Enhance Mobile Interaction
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Technical Perspective: Eyelid Gestures Enhance Mobile Interaction

"Eyelid Gestures for People with Motor Impairments," by Mingming Fan et al., addresses the accessibility of mobile devices to people with motor impairments.

Eyelid Gestures for People with Motor Impairments
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Eyelid Gestures for People with Motor Impairments

We present an algorithm to detect nine eyelid gestures on smartphones in real time and evaluate it with 12 able-bodied people and four people with severe motor...

Technical Perspective: Cooking Up a Solution to Microwave Heat Distribution
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Technical Perspective: Cooking Up a Solution to Microwave Heat Distribution

"Software-Defined Cooking Using a Microwave Oven," by Haojian Jin et al., introduces a feedback mechanism to microwave heating through a technique the authors call...

Software-Defined Cooking Using a Microwave Oven
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Software-Defined Cooking Using a Microwave Oven

We present software-defined cooking (SDC), a low-cost closed-loop microwave oven system that aims to heat food in a software-defined thermal trajectory.

Technical Perspective: Finding the Sweet Spot Amid Accuracy and Performance
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Technical Perspective: Finding the Sweet Spot Amid Accuracy and Performance

"Multi-Itinerary Optimization as Cloud Service," by Alexandru Cristian et al., makes accessible an end-to-end cloud service that produces traffic-aware, real-time...

Multi-Itinerary Optimization as Cloud Service
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Multi-Itinerary Optimization as Cloud Service

We describe multi-itinerary optimization, a novel Bing Maps service that automates the process of building itineraries for multiple agents while optimizing their...

Technical Perspective: Liquid Testing Using Built-in Phone Sensors
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Technical Perspective: Liquid Testing Using Built-in Phone Sensors

"Liquid Testing with Your Smartphone," by Shichao Yue and Dina Katabi, proposes a novel technique for determining the surface tension of a liquid by leveraging...

Liquid Testing with Your Smartphone
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Liquid Testing with Your Smartphone

We show a simple and accurate approach to measuring surface tension that's available to anyone with a smartphone.
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