Category Archives: General

Upcoming SPMF 2.55 + UDML 2022 + BDA 2022

I have not written on the blog in the past few weeks. This is because I was quite busy and also it was the summer vacation. I had to temporarilly focus on other things. Today, I want to give you … Continue reading

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A Tool to Generate Reviews of Academic Papers

Writing reviews is important but sometimes repetitive and time-consuming. Hence, today I built a tool to help automatize the process of review writing. You can try it at the website below: The Review Generator ( http://philippe-fournier-viger.com/reviewgenerator/index.html ) This tool let … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hi everyone! This is just a short message to wish a merry Christmas and a happy new year to all the readers of this blog and users of the SPMF software! I will take a short break for a few … Continue reading

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2,000,000 visitors on this blog!

This blog has been created about 8 years ago (in 2013) for the purpose of talking about research, academia, and data mining. Today, I just saw that the counter of visitors to this blog has passed 2,000,000. This is of … Continue reading

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Why Journal Special Issues are Popular?

In this blog post, I will talk about journal special issues. I will talk about how special issues of journals are organized and why it can be good to submit to or organize academic journal special issues. What is a … Continue reading

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Some funny or interesting websites related to research

Today I will talk about a few websites that are somewhat funny and are related to research. Auto-reject ( https://autoreject.org/ ) This is a website that let you automatically generate reviews to reject papers. The reviewer need to check some … Continue reading

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How to cite equations in a research paper?

Today, I will talk about how to cite equations in research papers, and give a few advices that may be useful to researchers. The idea of this blog post comes from a discussion that I had with some colleagues about … Continue reading

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If I would do a PhD again, what would I do differently?

Recently, I gave an invited talk at University of Pisa in Italy (online). A PhD student asked me: If you would do a PhD again, what would you do differently? In this blog post, I will answer this question, which … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Today, I would like to wish all readers of this blog and users of my SPMF data mining software a merry Christmas and a happy new year! This year has been a special year due to the worldwide pandemic with … Continue reading

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Conference Badges: the Best and the Worst

Today, I talk about my collection of conference badges that I have collected since I was a PhD student till today. I have attended over 50 events and have kept all of the conference badges except maybe one or two. … Continue reading

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