Text Retrieval & Text Mining Journal Club

Fall 2010

Wednesdays 1:30 pm to 3:00pm.

B11 MacLean Hall

(Here is a map showing the building location).

Previous Years Reading Groups

Conference Deadlines:

SIGIR 2010 (Beijing; 17 Jan 2011; 24 Jan 2011)
JCDL 2010 (Ottawa, Canada; June 2011)
WWW 2011 (Hyderabad, India March 28- April 1, 2011). (deadline: ?)
AMIA 2010
WSDM (HongKong Feb 9 - Feb 11 2011)
International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media.

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. 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.

Special Focus: To be decided. Participants are encouraged to suggest readings aligned with their interests.

  1. August 25, 2010. Organizational meeting
  2. September 1, 2010. McIntosh and Curran. Reducing semantic drift with bagging and distributional similarity. Proc. of the 47th Annual Meeting of the ACL and the 4th IJCNLP of the AFNLP, 396:404, Suntee, Singapore, 2-7 August 2009. (Chris Harris)
  3. September 8, 2010. Yi Zhang, Jamie Callan and Thomas Minkao.  Novelty and Redundancy Detection in Adaptive Filtering. SIGIR 2002. (Viet Ha-Thuc)
  4. September 15, 2010. Aleman-Meza et al. Semantic Analytics on Social Networks: Experiences in Addressing the Problem of Conflict of Interest Detection. WWW 2006, May 23–26, 2006, Edinburgh, Scotland.  (Si-Chi Chin)
  5. September 22, 2010. Query-based visualization for information retrieval (Mohammad Koshneshin)
  6. September 29, 2010. Ntoulas et al. Detecting Spam Web Pages through Content Analysis.  WWW 2006, May 23–26, 2006, Edinburgh, Scotland. (Hong Tran)
  7. October 6, 2010. David Carmel, Naama Zwerding, Sergey Chernov. Personalized Social Search Based on the User’s Social Network. CIKM 2009, pp. 1227-1236, Hong Kong, China. (Viet Ha-Thuc)
  8. October 13, 2010. Xuanjing Huang & W. Bruce Croft.  A Unified Relevance Model for Opinion Retrieval, CIKM 2009, pp. 947-956, Hong Kong, China. (Yelena Mejova)
  9. October 20, 2010. Magnus Sahlgren and Jussi Karlgren.  CIKM 2009, Terminology Mining in Social Media. (Jason Fries)
  10. October 27, 2010. Haewoon Kwak, Changhyun Lee, Hosung Park, and Sue Moon.  What is Twitter, a Social Network or a News Media? WWW 2010.  (Yelena Mejova)
  11. November 3, 2010. Jeremy Pickens, Matthew Cooper, Gene Golovchinsky.  CIKM 2010. Reverted Indexing for Feedback and Expansion (Chris Harris)
  12. November 10, 2010. (1) Dan Gillick, Benoit Favre, Dilek Hakkani-T¨ur, Berndt Bohnet, Yang Liu, Shasha XieThe ICSI/UTD Summarization System at TAC 2009.  (2) Dan Gillick, Benoit Favre, Dilek Hakkani-T¨ur. The ICSI Summarization System at TAC 2008 (Sanmitra Bhattacharya)
  13. November 17, 2010. . Huang and Y. Qiu, “A multiple-perspective approach to constructing and aggregating Citation Semantic Link Network,” Future Generation Computer Systems, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 400-407, Mar. 2010 (Si-Chi Chin)
  14. November 24, 2010:  Thanksgiving Break
  15. December 1, 2010.Hung Tran
  16. December 8, 2010.Yelena Mejova