Text Retrieval & Text Mining Journal Club
Thursdays, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
B11 MacLean Hall
Previous Years Reading Groups
Some interesting conferences you may explore for papers to present:
- ACL/HLT (Association of Computational Linguistics/Human Language Technologies
- AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association) and JAMIA
- ACM SIGIR (Special Interest Group in Information Retrieval)
- AIRS - Asian Information Retrieval
- ICML (International Conference on Machine Learning)
- ICWSM (AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media)
- ACM KDD (Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining)
- WWW (World Wide Web Conference)
- WSDM (ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining)
- TREC Proceedings
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
- January 25: (Padmini Srinivasan)
February 1: (Shehroze Farooqi)
- Del Corro and Gammula. ClausIE: Clause-Based Open Information Extraction. WWW 2013.
February 8 (Jonathan Rusert):
- Yao, Yuanshun, Bimal Viswanath, Jenna Cryan, Haitao Zheng, and Ben Y. Zhao. "Automated Crowdturfing Attacks and Defenses in Online Review Systems."
In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security.
February 15: (Huyen Le)
- An and Weber. #greysanatomy vs. #yankees: Demographics and Hashtag Use on Twitter. ArXiv, 2016
- Bergsma et al. Broadly Improving User Classification via Communication-Based Name and Location Clustering on Twitter, NAACL-HLT, 2013
February 22: (Momina Tabish)
- Thomas et al., Suspended Accounts in Retrospect: An Analysis of Twitter Spam. IMC, 2011.
March 1: (Dat Hong)
- Luo et al. Segment convolutional neural networks (Seg-CNNs) for classifying relations in clinical notes. JAMIA 25(1), 2018.
March 8: (Umar Iqbal)
- Zhiyuan Cheng, James Caverlee, and Kyumin Lee. 2010. You are where you tweet: a content-based approach to geo-locating twitter users. In Proceedings of CIKM '10. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 759-768.
March 15: Spring Break
March 22: (Osama Khalid)
- Li et al., VulDeePecker: A Deep Learning-Based System for Vulnerability Detection. NDSS 2018
March 29: (Momina Tabish)
- Dumoulin, Vincent, and Francesco Visin. "A guide to convolution arithmetic for deep learning." arXiv preprint arXiv:1603.07285 (2016).
- Zhang, Ye, and Byron Wallace. "A sensitivity analysis of (and practitioners' guide to) convolutional neural networks for sentence classification." arXiv preprint arXiv:1510.03820(2015).
- Kim, Yoon. "Convolutional neural networks for sentence classification." arXiv preprint arXiv:1408.5882 (2014).
April 5: (Huyne Le)
April 12: (Shehroze Farooqi)
April 19: Jonathan Rusert
April 26 (John Cook OR Dat Hong)
May 3: (Umar Iqbal)
- Liu, J., Chang, W-C., Wu, Y., and Yang, Yiming. Deep Learning for Extreme Multi-label Text Classification, SIGIR 2017