Text Retrieval & Text Mining Journal Club

Fall 2011

Wednesdays 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

14G MacLean Hall

(Here is a map showing the building location).

Previous Years Reading Groups

Conference Deadlines:

ACL/HLT (Association for Computational Linguistics/Human Language Technologies)

ACM SIGHIT (ACM International Health Informatics Symposium)

AMIA and JAMIA (Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association)

AIR Web/Web Quality 2011 (deadline Jan 31)

ECIR (European Conference on Information Retrieval)

AIRS (Asian Information Retrieval Conference)

ICML (International Conference on Machine Learning)

International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media.


ISMB/ECCB  (Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology/European Conference on Computational Biology)
KDD (ACM SIG Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining)

RIAO (next in 2013 my guess)



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 24, 2011. Organizational meeting
  2. August 31, 2011. (Chris Harris)
  3. September 7 , 2011. (Padmini Srinivasan)
  4. September 14, 2011. (Si-Chi Chin)
  5. September 21, 2011. (Hung Tran)
  6. September 28, 2011. (Sanmitra Bhattacharya)
  7. October 5, 2011. (Yelena Mejova)
  8. October 12, 2011. (Charisse Madlock Brown)
  9. October 19, 2011.(Chao Yang)
  10. October 26, 2011. (Gautam Pant)

11. November 2, 2011.

12. November 9, 2011. (Yi Wang)

13. November 16, 2011. (Roy Zhang)

14. November 30, 2011. (Yelena Mejova)