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Yih-Ling Hedley


Since 2010, I have taught a number of subject areas, primarily in software engineering and web applications development as a lecturer at the School of Computing, Electronics and Maths at Coventry University. I was also appointed as Link Tutor in 2012 (currently as Course Advisor) and liaised with one of the overseas partners in Hong Kong which offers top-up BSc degree courses. I am currently working on a project through the Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Network (KEEN) scheme in mobile applications and systems integration in the Java Enterprise framework. I’m currently leading the Computer Science course as Course Director and undertaking new course development initiatives


  • Pg.Cert., Higher Education Professional Practice, Coventry University
  • Ph.D., Coventry University
  • B.Sc., Computer Science, Coventry University
  • B.A., Mass Communications, Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan

Research Interests 

  • Software engineering
  • Web programming and technologies
  • Database systems

Selected Outputs

  • Hedley, Y.L., Younas, M., and James, A. (2007) 'CCReSD: Concept-based Categorisation of Hidden Web databases'. International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking 5 (1/2), 24-33
  • Hedley, Y.L., Younas, M., James, A., and Sanderson, M. (2006) 'Sampling, Information Extraction and Summarisation of Hidden Web Databases'. Data and Knowledge Engineering Journal 59 (2), 213-230
  • Hedley, Y.L., Younas, M., and James, A. (2005) 'The Categorisation of Hidden Web Databases Through Concept Specificity and Coverage'. Proceedings of the 2005 International Workshop on Web and Mobile Information Systems (WAMIS), volume 2, 'WAMIS'. Held 2005. 671-676
  • Hedley, Y.L., Younas, M., James, A.E., and Sanderson, M. (2004) 'A two-phase sampling technique to improve the accuracy of text similarities in the categorisation of hidden web databases'. Proceedings of fifth international conference on web information systems engineering (WISE), 'WISE'. Held 2004 in Australia. 516-527
  • Hedley, Y.L., Younas, M., James, A., and Sanderson, M. (2004) 'Query-Related Data Extraction of Hidden Web Documents'. Proceedings of the 27th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference, 'SIGIR 2004' Held 25-29 Jul 2004 in Sheffield, UK. 558-559
  • Hedley, Y.L., Younas, M., James, A.E., and Sanderson, M. (2004) 'A two-phase sampling technique for information extraction from hidden web databases'. Proceedings of the 6th ACM International Workshop on Web Information and Data Management (WIDM), 'WIDM'. Held Nov 2004 in Washington DC, USA. 1-8
  • Hedley, Y.L., Younas, M., James, A.E., and Sanderson, M. (2004) 'Information extraction from template-generated hidden web documents'. In Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on www/Internet, volume 1, 'WWW/Internet'. Held 2004 in Madrid, Spain. 627-634
  • Hedley, Y.L., Younas, M., and James, A.E. (2004) 'A TNATS approach to hidden web documents'. Proceedings of the International Conference on distributed computing and Internet technology, 'ICDCIT'. Held 2004 in India. 158-167
  • Hedley, Y.L., Younas, M., and James, A.E. (2003) 'Automatic Topic Discovery and Categorisation of Hidden Web Databases'. In James, A., and Younas, M. (eds.) Poster Papers, Technical Report of the 20th British National Conference on Databases, 'BNCOD 20'. Held 15-17 Jul 2003 in Coventry, UK

Selected Funding 

  • 2013-2014, Mobile applications for housing repair and maintenance, Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Network (KEEN)
  • 2011, Investigating the web technologies and development platforms for supporting project management, Q2

Lecturer for Computer Science

Course Director

Engineering and Computing Building
Room: EC3-28 
Email: aa0817@coventry.ac.uk