What would you like to get out of this group?
I want to learn something about machine learning to apply it to literary analysis.
How much prior experience do you have with Machine Learning?
A little bit--I've used MALLET for text analysis.
Do you or your group/organization/company use "machine learning" (artificial intelligence, data mining, statistics, clever algorithms, whatever) on a regular basis or to solve interesting problems?
Not yet--I would like to be able to teach students and faculty more about it.
Are there any topics about which you'd be willing to give a presentation (it's OK if not!)?
I don't feel up to this yet.
I'm a professor at UCLA and a programmer who is just getting into text-mining research.