1st Tuesday Journal-Paper Club


1st Tuesday Journal-Paper Club

For our second 1TJPC for 2017! Sam  Hames from the University of Queensland has kindly agreed to be the reader leader.  The paper he has selected for us this month is

G. Salton, A. Wong, and C. S. Yang. 1975. A vector space model for automatic indexing. Commun. ACM 18, 11 (November 1975), 613-620. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/361219.361220

The paper may be found at


Here's some info on our speaker


In Sam's own words "This is a seminal paper in information retrieval. Lots of ideas from here pop up all over the place." Personally however I'm more interested in the old school typewrtier font and the hand drawn figures while feeling somewhat belittled by the huge numbe rof citations.

We will be returnibg to SACCHAROMYCES BEER CAFÉ (see address details & map below). 

About the 1st Tuesday Journal-Paper Club: We meet usually on the 1st Tuesday of the month as the name suggests (inspired by the ABC TV series "1st Tuesday Book Club"). Each month, from amongst ourselves we identify a Reader Leader.  He or she picks a highly cited, 'top ten' or major-prize-winning article, preferably in an SPS or ComSoc journal. Through the month, each of us reads the article. At the next meeting, the Reader Leader leads a discussion of that article, starting with his/her own appraisal. In so doing, we all broaden our understanding of the field and further develop a sense of community.

1st Rule of 1st Tuesday Journal-Paper Club: tell everyone about 1st Tuesday Journal-Paper Club.




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  • South Brisbane, Queensland
  • Australia 4101

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  • Co-sponsored by Vaughan Clarkson
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