Text Retrieval & Text Mining Journal Club



Fall 2015



Place: B11 MacLean Hall


Mondays 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

(Here is a map showing the building location).

Link to Previous Years' Readings

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.

  • August 31:Huyen Le: discussion of current research
  • September 21: John Gikonyo
  •      S. Barthel, S. Tönnies, B. Köhncke, P. Siehndel, and W.-T. Balke, “What Does Twitter Measure?: Influence of Diverse User Groups in Altmetrics,” in Proceedings of the 15th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, New York, NY, USA, 2015, pp. 119–128.

  • September 14: Xiaoxuan Zhang
  •      P. Zhao and S. Hoi.  Cost-Sensitive Online Active Learning with Application to Malicious URL Detection. KDD 13, Chicago, Illinois.

  • September 28: Momina Tabish
  •      Yepes et al., Feature engineering for MEDLINE citation categorization with MeSH. BMC Bioinformatics. 2015 Apr 8,

  • October 5: Sheroze Farooqi
  •      Farooqi, S., et al. Measurement and characterization of seller-driven black hat marketplaces

  • October 12 : Mirza Besic
  •      Update on current results with Personality Perceptions of Presidential Candidates

  • October 19: Momina Tabish
  •      Chakraborty et al., BatchRank: A Novel Batch Mode Active Learning Framework for Hierarchical Classification. KDD 2015.

  • October 26: John Gikonyo
  •      S. Haustein, R. Costas, and V. Larivière, “Characterizing Social Media Metrics of Scholarly Papers: The Effect of Document Properties and Collaboration Patterns,” PLoS ONE, vol. 10, no. 3, p. e0120495, Mar. 2015.

  • November 2: Xiaoxuan Zhang
  •      Wang P, Zhang P, Guo L. Mining Multi-Label Data Streams Using Ensemble-Based Active Learning[C]//SDM. 2012: 1131-1140.

  • November 9: Huyen Le
  • November 16: Sheroze Farooqi
  • November 30: Emmauel Sofela
  • December 7: Momina Tabish