Author Archives: Philippe Fournier-Viger

Report of the PAKDD 2014 conference (part 2)

This post will continue my report of the PAKDD 2014 in Tainan (Taiwan). About big data Another interesting talk at this conference was given by Jian Pei. The topic was Big Data. Some key ideas in this talk was that to make … Continue reading

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Report of the PAKDD 2014 conference (part 1)

I am currently at the PAKDD 2014 conference in Tainan, In this post, I will report interesting information about the conference and talks that I have attended. Importance of Succint Data Structures for Data Mining I have attended a very nice … Continue reading

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New version of SPMF Java open-source data mining library (0.95)

Today, I write a post to announce a new version of the SPMF Java open-source data mining library.  It is SPMF version 0.95 and it is a major revision. It offers 11 new  data mining algorithms for various data mining … Continue reading

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How to get citations for your research papers?

Today, I will present some tips about how to write research papers that get many citations. Obviously, some of these ideas may depend on the specific topics that you are working on and there is also some exceptions to these … Continue reading

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Discovering and visualizing sequential patterns in web log data using SPMF and GraphViz

Today, I will show how to use the open-source SPMF data mining software to discover sequential patterns in web log data. Then, I will show to how visualize the frequent sequential patterns found using GraphViz. Step 1 :  getting the … Continue reading

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What to do when your conference paper get rejected?

Today, I will discuss what to do when a paper that you have submitted to a conference get rejected. When submitting papers to a conference there are generally many papers that are submitted and get rejected. This is especially true … Continue reading

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How to answer reviewers for a journal paper revision?

Today, I will discuss how to prepare the revision of a journal paper after receiving the editor’s decision that the paper will be accepted with minor or major modifications. As most people should know, when submitting a paper to a … Continue reading

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Top mistakes when writing a research paper

Today, I will discuss some common mistakes that I have seen in research papers and that every author should avoid ! Overlength papers.  When a paper is submitted to a conference or journal, there is generally a page limit. If … Continue reading

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Why data mining researchers should evaluate their algorithms against state-of-the-art algorithms?

sA common problem in research on data mining is that researchers proposing new data mining algorithms often do not compare the performance of their new algorithm with the current state-of-the art data mining algorithms. For example, let me illustrate this … Continue reading

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Brief report about the ADMA 2013 conference

In this blog post, I will discuss my recent trip to the ADMA 2013 conference (9th Intern. Conf. on Advanced Data Mining and Applications in China (December 14-16 2013 in Hangzhou, China at Zhejiang University). Note that the view expressed … Continue reading

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