Text Retrieval & Text Mining Journal Club

Spring 2012

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 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 25, 2012. (Padmini Srinivasan)
  2. February 1, 2012. (Chris Harris)
  3. February 8, 2012. (Chao Yang)
  4. February 15, 2012. (Yelena Mejova)
  5. February 22, 2012. (Sanmitra Bhattacharya)
  6. February 29, 2011. (Hung Tran)
  7. March 7, 2012. (John Gikonoyo)
  8. March 14, 2012. Spring Break
  9. March 21, 2012.(Michael Rechenthin)
  10. March 28, 2011. (Yi Wang)
  11. April 4, 2012. (Si-Chi Chin)
  12. April 11, 2012. (Colorado Reed)
    Joshua B. Tenenbaum et al. How to Grow a Mind: Statistics, Structure, and Abstraction.  Science, 331, 1279, 2011.
  13. April 18, 2012. (Hung Tran)
  14. April 25, 2011. (Chris Harris)
  15. May 2, 2012. (Chao Yang)