Text Retrieval & Text Mining Reading Group

Spring 2009

Monday 4:00 pm to 6pm.

B11 MacLean Hall

(Here is a map showing the building location).

Previous Years Reading Groups

Conference Deadlines:

SIGIR 2009 Boston: July 19 - 23, 2009. (deadline Jan 26, abstract Jan 19)
JCDL 2009 Austin: June 15-19, 2009. (deadline: Jan 23, 2009)
WWW 2009 Madrid: April 20-24, 2009. (deadline: November 3, 2008)
AMIA 2009 San Francisco: November 14-18, 2009. (deadline ?)
ICTIR | 2nd International Conference on the Theory of Information , Microsoft UK, 10-11 September 2009. (deadline April 17, 2009)
IEEE/WIC/ACM WEB INTELLIGENCE 2009 Sept 15 - 18, 2009. Milano, Italy. (deadline April 10, 2009)
WSDM 2009 (deadline ?)
ASIST 2009 Vancouver: November 6-9, 2009. (deadline ?)
International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 09), May 17 - 20, 2009, San Jose, California, (deadline January 21, 2009).

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.

Note if you would like to attend the reading group sessions and have a timing conflict please let me know.

  1. January 26, 2009. Planning meeting.
  2. February 2, 2009. Tan, Kumar, Srivasatav. Selecting the right objective measure for association analysis. Information Systems 29, 293-313, 2004. (Lian leads)
  3. Frebruary 7, 2009. Poon and Domoingos. Joint Unsupervised Coreference Resolution with Markov Logic. Proceedings of the 2008 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (pp. 649-658), 2008. Honolulu, HI: ACL. (Mohammad leads)
  4. Frebruary 16, 2009. We will read two papers:
  5. February 23, 2009. (Chris leads) Abel et al. On the Effect of Group Structures on Ranking Strategies in Folksonomies. WWW 2008.
  6. March 2, 2009. (Yelena leads) John Blitzer, Mark Dredze, and Fernando Pereira. Biographies, Bollywood, Boom-boxes and Blenders: Domain Adaptation for Sentiment Classiļ¬cation. ACL, 07?
  7. March 9, 2009. (Lian leads) Bodapati, A.V. Recommendation systems with purchase data. Journal of Marketing Research, Vol XLV, February 2008, 77-93.
  8. March 16, 2009 - Spring Break
  9. March 23, 2009 - to be decided