Category Archives: Academia

The Semantic Web and why it failed.

In this blog post, I will talk about the vision of the Semantic Web that was proposed in the years 2000s, and why it failed. Then, I will talk about how it has been replaced today by the use of data mining and machine learning techniques. What is the Semantic Web? … Continue reading

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Comparing Two LaTeX documents with Latexdiff

Many researchers are using Latex to write research papers instead of using Microsoft Word. I previously wrote a blog post about the reasons for using Latex to write research papers. Today, I will go in more details about Latex and talk about a nice tool for comparing two Latex files to see the differences. The goal … Continue reading

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The conference that tolerates up to 20 % plagiarism

I often receives e-mails  about call for papers from unknown conferences and journals.  Usually, I ignore these e-mails. But sometimes, I open them just to have a look. Today, I received a very interesting e-mail from the ““International Conference on New Trends … Continue reading

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10 ways of becoming more efficient at doing research

Today, I will discuss 10 ways of becoming more efficient at doing research. This is an important topic for any researcher who wishes to be more productive in terms of research. For example, one may want to be able to publish … Continue reading

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IEEE and its language polishing service

Many researchers are not native English speakers but need to write research papers in English, as it is the common language for sharing ideas with other researchers worldwide.  Some papers are very well-written, others are not so well-written but are still readable, … Continue reading

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Do not link to impact factors, they will censor you!

On July 20 2017, I received an e-mail from a company called Clarivate Analytics Trademark Enforcement ( legal@ip-clarivateanalytics.com ) about copyright infringement for the Journal Citation Reports, a product by Thomson Reuters. They contact with me because a few years ago I have created a webpage that … Continue reading

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How to publish in top conferences/journals? (Part 2) – The opportunity cost of research

Many researchers wish to produce high quality papers and have a great research impact. But how? In a previous blog post, I have discussed how the “blue ocean strategy” can be applied to publish in top conference/journal. In this blog post, I will discuss another important concept for producing … Continue reading

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The PAKDD 2017 conference (a brief report)

This week, I have attended the PAKDD 2017 conference in Jeju Island, South Korea, this week, from the 23 to 26th May.  PAKDD is the top data mining conference for the asia-pacific region. It is held every year in a different pacific-asian country. In this blog post, I will write a brief report about … Continue reading

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How to publish in top conferences/journals? (Part 1) – The Blue Ocean Strategy

A question that many young researchers ask is how to get your papers published in top conferences and journal.  There are many answers to this question. In this blog post, I will discuss a strategy for carrying research called the “Blue Ocean Strategy”.  This strategy was initially … Continue reading

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Write more papers or write better papers? (quantity vs quality)

In this blog post, I will discuss an important question for young researchers, which is: Is it better to try to write more papers  or to try to write fewer but better papers?  In other words, what is more important: quantity or quality in research? To answer this question, I will first explain why quantity and quality are important, and then … Continue reading

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