Text Retrieval and Text Mining Journal Club

Journal Club meeting will be on every Friday from 9:00AM - 11:00AM starting from 28th August, 2020.

Goal: To study current papers from journals and conference proceedings in text retrieval and text mining.

Examples of problems include topic models, web retrieval and web mining, ranking strategies, ambiguity resolution, knowledge discovery, web phenomenon including social networks, information extraction and text classification, deep learning/machine learning, obfuscation, text privacy.

The reading group is lead by Professor Padmini Srinivasan.

Interested students (from beginning to advanced students) and faculty are invited to participate in the reading group. Participation format is informal with individuals taking turns to present an overview of the selected paper and lead the discussion. This forum has resulted in collaborative projects and published papers.

Previous semester readings here.

Presenter Date Location Paper Year Published Conference
Jon Rusert 08/28/2020 Zoom (PW: 550889) Mask and Infill: Applying Masked Language Model to Sentiment Transfer 2019 IJCAI
Asad Mahmood 09/04/2020 Zoom (PW: 111222) Analyzing Political Parody in Social Media 2020 ACL
Ingroj Shrestha 09/11/2020 Zoom (PW: 332486) Coverage Testing of Deep Learning Models using Dataset Characterization 2019 Preprint
Qi Qi 09/18/2020 Zoom (PW: 543210) Unified Language Model Pre-training for Natural Language Understanding and Generation 2019 NeurIPS
Osama Khalid 09/25/2020 Zoom (PW:111222) Recognizing Euphemisms and Dysphemisms Using Sentiment Analysis 2020 ACL
Hussam Habib 10/09/2020 Zoom (PW:777) Reading Thieves’ Cant: Automatically Identifying and Understanding Dark Jargons from Cybercrime Marketplaces 2018 USENIX Security Symposium
Jon Rusert 10/16/2020 Zoom (PW: 392539) A Modular Architecture for Unsupervised Sarcasm Generation 2019 EMNLP
Ingroj Shrestha 10/30/2020 Zoom (PW:262175) Characterizing the decision boundary of deep neural networks 2019 Preprint
Asad Mahmood 11/13/2020 Zoom (PW:152020) PEGASUS: Pre-training with Extracted Gap-sentences for Abstractive Summarization PMLR 2020
Osama Khalid 11/20/2020 Zoom (PW: ) Learning to Recognize Dialect Features PrePrint 2020

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