Venue and Accommodations

2021 Virtual Forums

To continue the good work of “TechMining” outside of the annual conference, the GTM program committee is sponsoring a series of virtual forums. The objective of these bi-monthly forums is to share current research in progress, obtain in-depth peer feedback on methods, match approach to research type, data issues, etc., and build relationships for future collaborations. The hour-plus format will consist of three short presentations followed by extended open discussion and Q&A. To allow for rich interchange, registration is free but limited. Zoom will be the participation platform.

February 18, 2021

“Fast-Track learning: Growing insights from text-mining COVID-19 data” (Recorded video)

11:00 am – 12:15 pm EST (GMT -5) Moderator: Alan Porter (GaTech and Search Technology)

COVID-19 Research Pivot analysis (link to paper)
Philip Shapira (University of Manchester / Georgia Tech)
This presentation examines the extent to which researchers across all fields of science pivoted their research outputs in 2020 to focus on topics related to COVID-19, using bibliometric methods. Significant variations are found by specific fields (identified by Web of Science Subject Categories). Relatively high to medium COVID-19 research pivots are found not only in medical specialties, biomedical sciences, and public health but also in some subjects in social sciences and humanities.

“Analysis and Visualization: COVID-19 Pubmed Dashboard”
Mark Markley (Search Technology)
This research share the opportunities and challenges of providing analytical and visualization s of PubMed Covid-19 Dashboard (link to live dashboard).

“CORD-19: The COVID-19 Open Research Dataset”
Lucy Lu Wang (Allen Institute for AI)
CORD-19 is a corpus of COVID-19-related scientific literature created to support research on text mining and NLP. It has been downloaded over 150K times since its release in March 2020 and has been used as the foundation for dozens of COVID-19 search and discovery systems. I will provide a high level summary of how the dataset has been used, and a vision for how similar text mining corpora could be bootstrapped for any topic or field of study in the future.

April 15, 2021

Proposed Topic “Word2Vec for STI studies”

8:00 am – 9:15 pm EST (GMT -5) Moderator: Yi Zhang (University of Technology Sydney)

Registration Will Open March 22, 2021

June 17, 2021 – TBD

August 19, 2021 – TBD