Text Retrieval & Text Mining Journal Club

Fall 2012

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 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.

  1. September 3: Labour Day
  2. September 10: (Sanmitra Bhattacharya)
  3. September 17: (Chao Yang)
  4. September 24: (Hung Tran)
  5. October 1: (Chris Harris)
  6. October 8: ( Michael Rechenthin)
  7. October 15: (Sanmitra Bhattacharya)
      • Wagner et al. Ignorance isn’t Bliss: An Empirical Analysis of Attention Patterns in Online Communities.  IEEE International conference on Social Computing (SocialComp 2012).
  8. October 22: (Dang Tran)
  9. October 29: (Michael Rechenthin)
  10. November 5: (Chris Harris)
  11. November 12: (Sanmitra Bhattachary)
  12. November 19: Thanksgiving Break
  13. November 26: (Chao Yang)
  14. December 3: (Padmini Srinivasan)
  15. December 10: (Hung Tran)