Author Archives: Philippe Fournier-Viger

The KDDCup 2015 dataset

The KDD cup 2015 dataset is about MOOC dropout prediction. I have  had recently found that the dataset had been offline on the official website. Thus, I have uploaded a copy of the KDD cup 2015 dataset on my website. You can … Continue reading

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What not to do when applying for a M.Sc. or Ph.D position?

This brief blog discusses what not to do when applying for a M.Sc. or Ph.D. position in a research lab. The aim of this post is to give advices to those applying for such positions. I had previously discussed about this … Continue reading

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Discovering hidden patterns in texts using SPMF

This tutorial will explain how to analyze text documents to discover complex and hidden relationships between words.  We will illustrate this with a Sherlock Holmes novel. Moreover we will explain how hidden patterns in text can be used to recognize the author of a … Continue reading

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Why I left Canada to work as a University Professor in China

One year and a half ago, I was working as a professor at a university in Canada. But I took the decision to not renew my contract and move to China. At that time, some people may have thought that I was crazy to leave my job … Continue reading

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Brief report about the Dexa 2016 and Dawak 2016 conferences

This week, I have been attending the DEXA 2016 and DA‎WAK 2016 conferences, in Porto, Portugal, from the 4th to 8th September 2016, to present three papers. In this blog post, I will give a brief report about these conferences. About these … Continue reading

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Brief report about the IEA AIE 2016 conference

This week, I have attended the IEA AIE 2016 conference, held at Morioka, Japan from the 2nd to the 4th August 2016. In this blog post, I will briefly discuss the conference. About the conference IEA AIE 2016 (29th International Conference on … Continue reading

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How to give a good paper presentation at an academic conference?

In this blog post, I will discuss how to give a good paper presentation at an academic conference. If you are a researcher, this is an important topic for you researcher because giving a good presentation of your work will raise interest … Continue reading

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Brief report about the 12th International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining conference (MLDM 2016)

In this blog post, I will provide a brief report about the 12th Intern. Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining (MLDM 2016), that I have attended from the 18th to 20th July 2016 in New York, USA. About the conference This is the 12th … Continue reading

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Brief report about the 16th Industrial Conference on Data mining 2016 (ICDM 2016)

In this blog post, I will provide a brief report about the 16th Industrial Conference on Data mining 2016, that I have attended from the 13 to 14 July 2016 in New York, USA. About the conference This conference is an established conference in … Continue reading

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The top journals and conferences in data mining / data science

A key question for data mining and data science researchers is to know what are the top journals and conferences in the field, since it is always best to publish in the most popular journals or conferences. In this blog post, … Continue reading

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