Text Retrieval & Text Mining Journal Club
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
B11 MacLean Hall
(Here is a map showing the building location).
Previous Years Reading Groups
Some Interesting Conferences:
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
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
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
This forum has resulted in collaborative projects and
- September 3: Labour Day
- September 10: (Sanmitra Bhattacharya)
September 17: (Chao Yang)
- Chee, Berlin & Schatz. Predicting Adverse Drug Events from Personal Health Messages. Proc AMIA, 2011
September 24: (Hung Tran)
- Catherine A. Bliss, Isabel M. Kloumann, Kameron Decker Harris, Christopher M. Danforth, Peter Sheridan Dodds. Twitter reciprocal reply networks exhibit assortativity with respect to happiness. arXiv:1112.1010v4 [cs.SI] 11 May 2012.
October 1: (Chris Harris)
- Wilkinson & Thelwall. Trending Twitter topics in English: an International Comparison. JASIST, July 2012.
October 8: ( Michael Rechenthin)
- Why People Contine to Play Online Games: In search of critical design factors to increase customer loyalty to online contents. CyberPsychology & Behavior 7(1), 2004.
October 15: (Sanmitra Bhattacharya)
- Hoens, Polikar and Chawla. Learning from streaming data with concept drift and imbalance: an Overview. Prog Artif Intell (2012), 1:89-101.
October 22: (Dang Tran)
October 29: (Michael Rechenthin)
- Wagner et al. Ignorance isn’t Bliss: An Empirical Analysis of Attention Patterns in Online Communities. IEEE International conference on Social Computing (SocialComp 2012).
November 5: (Chris Harris)
- Petrovic, Osborne & Lavrenko. Streaming First Story Detection with Application to Twitter. Proc. ACL Conference, pp. 181-189, 2010.
November 12: (Sanmitra Bhattachary)
- Alonso and Mizzaro. Using crowdsourcing for TREC relevance assessment. IP&M, 48(6), 1053:1066, 2012
November 19: Thanksgiving Break
November 26: (Chao Yang)
December 3: (Padmini Srinivasan)
December 10: (Hung Tran)
- De Choudhury, M., Counts, S., and Horvitz, E. (2013). Major Life Changes and Behavioral Markers in Social Media: Case of Childbirth. In Proceedings of the 16th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (San Antonio, TX, USA, Feb 23-27, 2013), To appear. CSCW 2013.