Text Retrieval & Text Mining Journal Club

Spring 2011

Friday 10:00 am to 11:30 am.

B11 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) (deadlines: May 23 Abstract May 30 Paper)

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. January 21, 2011 . Organizational meeting
  2. January 28, 2011. (Padmini Srinivasan)
  3. February 4, 2011. (Chris Harris)
  4. February 11, 2011. (Si-Chi Chin)
  5. February 18, 2011. (Sanmitra Bhattacharya)
  6. February 25, 2011. (Mohammad Khoshneshin)
  7. March 4, 2011. (Hung Viet Tran)
  8. March 11, 2011. (Yelena Mejova)
  9. March 18, 2011. Spring Break
  10. March 25, 2011. (Jason Fries)
  11. April 1, 2011. (Amit Verma)
  12. April 8, 2011. (Chao Yang)
    1. Chang et al. ePluribus: Ethnicity on Social Networks.  Proceedings of the Fourth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Medial (ICWSM). AAAI Press (2010).
  13. April 15, 2011. (Lian Duan)
    1. Kempe, Kleinberg, Tardos. Maximizing the Spread of Influence through a Social Network. SIGKDD ’03, pp. 137 - 146, Washington, DC, USA
  14. April 22, 2011. (Viet Ha-Thuc)
    1. Dredze et al. Confidence-Weighted Linear Classification.  Proceedings of the 25 th International Conferenceon Machine Learning, Helsinki, Finland, 2008.
  15. April 29, 2011. (Si-Chi Chin)
    1. M. Dredze, T. Oates, and C. Piatko, “We’re not in Kansas anymore: detecting domain changes in streams,” in Proceedings of the 2010
      Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Stroudsburg, PA, USA, 2010, p. 585–595.
  16. May 6, 2011.
    1. General discussion on modeling network problems.