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Text and Graph Based Constrained Clustering for Academic Paper Scheduling

Tadej Škvorc (2017) Text and Graph Based Constrained Clustering for Academic Paper Scheduling. EngD thesis.

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    Creating a conference schedule is a difficult task. Conference schedules consist of sessions, which contain papers that belong to the same field or subfield. Manually constructing such a schedule takes a lot of time, as each paper must be assigned to an appropriate subfield. This thesis presents a method for automating the schedule creation process. We use machine learning, natural language processing and network analysis to find papers with common research topics. Based on the similarities we group papers into predefined conference sessions using constrained clustering. We implemented the method as a part of a web application. To test the proposed method we created a database of academic papers from several machine learning conferences and labeled them manually with their research subfield. We tested each part of the method independently and obtained good results. The full method was tested on papers accepted to the ECML-PKKD 2017 conference. We obtained useful results that can be used as a starting point when creating a conference schedule.

    Item Type: Thesis (EngD thesis)
    Keywords: natural language processing, network analysis, clustering, conference organization
    Number of Pages: 63
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Name and SurnameIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Marko Robnik Šikonja276Mentor
    prof. dr. Nada LavračComentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=51012&select=(ID=1537528259)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Computer and Information Science
    Item ID: 3921
    Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2017 15:10
    Last Modified: 22 Sep 2017 08:43
    URI: http://eprints.fri.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/3921

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