Text Retrieval & Text Mining Journal Club
Wednesdays 1:00 pm to 3:00 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
Special Focus: To be decided. Participants are encouraged to suggest readings aligned with their interests.
- January 25, 2012. (Padmini Srinivasan)
- Castillo, Mendoza and Poblete. Information Credibility on Twitter. Proceedings of WWW 2011.
- February 1, 2012. (Chris Harris)
- Metaxes, Mustafaraj, Gayo-Avello. How (Not) to predict elections. IEEE SocialCom Conference, Boston, October 2011.
- February 8, 2012. (Chao Yang)
- Johan Ugander, Brian Karrer, Lars Backstrom, and Cameron Marlow. The Anatomy of the Facebook Social Graph
- February 15, 2012. (Yelena Mejova)
- Eni Mustafaraj, Samantha Finn, Carolyn Whitlock, and Panagiotis T. Metaxas. Vocal Minority versus Silent Majority: Discovering the Opinions of the Long Tail. Internatioanl Conference on Social Computing, 2011
- J. Ratkiewicz, M. D. Conover, M. Meiss, B. Gonc¸alves, A. Flammini, F. Menczer. Detecting and Tracking Political Abuse in Social Media. ICWSM, 2011.
- February 22, 2012. (Sanmitra Bhattacharya)
- Morris et al. "Tweeting is Believing? Understanding Microblog Credibility Perceptions", CSCW 2012.
- February 29, 2011. (Hung Tran)
- Tsagkias et al. Linking online news and social media. WSDM, 2011.
- March 7, 2012. (John Gikonoyo)
- Romero et al. Influence and Passivity in Social Media. ECML PKDD 2011.
- March 14, 2012. Spring Break
- March 21, 2012.(Michael Rechenthin)
- Das, S.R. and M.Y. Chen. Yahoo! for Amazon: Sentiment Extraction from Small Talk on the Web. Management Sciences, 53(9), 1375-1388, September 2007.
- March 28, 2011. (Yi Wang)
- Gjoka et al. Walking in Facebook: A Case Study of Unbiased Sampling of OSNs
- April 4, 2012. (Si-Chi Chin)
April 11, 2012. (Colorado Reed)
- Zhang et al. Filtering Semi-Structured Documents Based on Faceted Feedback. SIGIR 2011.
Joshua B. Tenenbaum et al. How to Grow a Mind: Statistics, Structure, and Abstraction. Science, 331, 1279, 2011.
April 18, 2012. (Hung Tran)
April 25, 2011. (Chris Harris)
- Zhao et al. Comparing Twitter and Traditional Media Using Topic Models. Proceedings of ECIR, pp 338-349, 2011.
May 2, 2012. (Chao Yang)
- Wang et al., Serf and Turf: Crowdturfing for Fun and Profit. WWW 2012.
- Eisenbach, G. Can Tweets Predict Citations? Metrics of social impact based on Twitter and correlation with traditional metrics of Scientific Impact. JMIR, V13 (4), 2011.