- Dr Laurianne Sitbon
- Senior Lecturer
Science and Engineering Faculty,
- Discipline *
- Other Information and Computing Sciences, Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing, Library and Information Studies
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- Professional memberships
Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Special Interest Group in Information Retrieval (SIGIR)
Applied Cognition, Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, Semantic Spaces, Text Analytics, Computer Human Interactions, Accessible Computing
Dr Laurianne Sitbon is a new generation early career academic who is initiating QUT’s undergraduate and postgraduate students to the joys of search engine technologies, including data mining and natural language processing. Her research investigates how to design better interactions models of information access supported by natural language processing technologies. She is convinced that there is enormous value for improvements in search engines from a better understanding of the human mind (how we create meaning out of words, how we make decisions) and people’s diverse abilities. She obtained her Masters of Science and Engineering from the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbeliard in France and he PhD in Computer Science from the University of Avignon in France.
Unit Design and re-design
- 2015 S1 – Data Manipulation IFN509, transition unit (new unit for the new IN20 Master of IT curriculum, 40 students), QUT
- 2014 S2 – Databases IAB130 (new unit for the new IN01 BIT curriculum, 325 students), QUT
- 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 – Search Engine Technology INB/INN344 (new unit, 10-45 students), QUT
- 2013-2014 – Data Warehousing and Mining INB/INN343 (redesigned for collaborative learning spaces in 2014, 50-60 students), QUT
- 2007 – Computational linguistics (new unit for the Master of IT, 30 students), University of Avignon
Project supervision CELL Projects (interdisciplinary groups) The Community Engaged Learning Lab has been established by LTU in 2012 as a framework to allow students from all faculties to engage in interdisciplinary projects that can benefit communitypartners, and thus operate in a service learning fashion.
- S2 2014: My Budget Buddy, Designing and prototyping a website to support people with intellectual disability when allocating their NDIS budget to support services.
- S1 2014: Designing tools to make legal information accessible to young offenders, iYouth justice project, consortium of community partners.
- S1 2014: Evaluating and improving a Virtual Learning Environment to facilitate remote lifestyle education for users with intellectual disabilities, with the Endeavour Foundation
- S2 2013: A website for setting goals and visualize progress towards them for users with intellectual disabilities, with the Endeavour Foundation.
- S2 2013: Information through technology for prisoners, with Queensland Corrective Services
- S1 2013: A personal goal management portal for users with intellectual disabilities, with the Endeavour Foundation.
Capstone projects (groups, bachelor of IT)
- S2 2014: Mobile game to support young offenders. In partnership with iYouth Justice consortium. S2 2013: Information through technology for prisoners (see CELL projects). In partnership with Queensland Corrective Services.
- S2 2013: Web based document management system to manage disabled service users at Endeavour Foundation. In partnership with the Endeavour Foundation.
- S2 2013: Put yourself in the picture: a mobile application to help users with intellectual disabilities express what they want to achieve. In partnership with the Endeavour Foundation.
- S2 2013: A virtual learning environment for users with intellectual disabilities: a virtual world where people with intellectual disabilities can train their social skills, and can practice sequencing every day life tasks. In partnership with the Endeavour Foundation.
- S2 2012: The informed parent: a search engine that uses topic clustering and authority indicator to present a fair and unbiased view of the various opinions.
- S2 2011: A real estate mashup: helping users finding rental housing according to quality of life.
Masters by coursework projects (individual, master of IT)
- S1 2015 – Computing similarity between words from different disciplines
- S1 2014 – Designing an interactive digital mindmap for large interactive screens
- S1 2013 – Requirements for an information system centered around users with intellectual disabilities. In partnership with the Endeavour Foundation
- Kholghi M, Sitbon L, Zuccon G, Nguyen A, (2016) Active learning: a step towards automating medical concept extraction, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA p289-296
- Koopman B, Zuccon G, Bruza P, Sitbon L, Lawley M, (2016) Information retrieval as semantic inference: a Graph Inference model applied to medical search, Information Retrieval p6-37
- Bruza P, Kitto K, Ramm B, Sitbon L, (2015) A probabilistic framework for analysing the compositionality of conceptual combinations, Journal of Mathematical Psychology p26-38
- Brereton M, Sitbon L, Abdullah M, Vanderberg M, Koplick S, (2015) Design after design to bridge between people living with cognitive or sensory impairments, their friends and proxies, CoDesign p4-20
- Rajapakse S, Brereton M, Sitbon L, Roe P, (2015) A collaborative approach to design individualized technologies with people with a disability, Proceedings of the 27th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2015) p29-33
- Sitbon L, Fell L, Poxon D, Zhang J, Geva S, (2014) Towards universal search design, Proceedings of the 2014 Australasian Document Computing Symposium p109-112
- Symonds M, Bruza P, Zuccon G, Koopman B, Sitbon L, Turner I, (2014) Automatic query expansion: A structural linguistic perspective, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology p1577-1596
- De Vine L, Zuccon G, Koopman B, Sitbon L, Bruza P, (2014) Medical semantic similarity with a neural language model, Proceedings of the 23rd ACM International Conference on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management p1819-1822
- Wang H, Sitbon L, (2014) Multilingual lexical resources to detect cognates in non-aligned texts, Proceedings of the 22nd Australasian Language Technology Workshop 2014 [Volume 12] p14-22
- Li Z, Sharaf M, Sitbon L, Du X, Zhou X, (2014) CoRE: A context-aware relation extraction method for relation completion, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering p836-849
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.
Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)
- New Information Access Technologies for People with Intellectual Disability
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- CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
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- Framing authentic assessment of service learning within an information technology curriculum
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- CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
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- Assessment And Feedback Practices; Information Technology; Personal Development; Service Learning
Completed supervisions (Doctorate)
- Making Collaborations to Design Personalised Technologies with People with an Intellectual Disability (2018)
- Smart Sampling of Environmental Audio Recordings for Biodiversity Monitoring (2018)
- Active Learning for Concept Extraction from Clinical Free Text (2017)
- Decision Boundary Setting and Classifier Combination for Text Classification (2015)
- Scalable Document Hashing and Retrieval (2015)
- Interactive Content Analysis: Evaluating Interactive Variants of Non-negative Matrix Factorisation and Latent Dirichlet Allocation as Qualitative Content Analysis Aids (2014)
- Semantic Search as Inference: Applications in Health Informatics (2014)
- A Tensor Encoding Model of Word Meaning: Theory and Application to Information Retrieval (2013)
Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)
- Developing and Testing Readability Measurements for Second Language Learners (2016)
- Some Extensions to Representation and Encoding of Structure in Models of Distributional Semantics (2013)