Dr John Shepherd
Senior Lecturer

Dr John Shepherd

Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering

I'm a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at UNSW, Sydney, Australia.

My research falls under the broad area of data/information/knowledge management, including: data modelling, query processing, access structures, multimedia retrieval, web search, information extraction, text mining. Currently, I'm working on a project in modelling, building, maintaining and managing research-related data (RAM: research area mapper). I also work on education-related projects, including: the use of online role-play in education (ORE), curriculum mapping tools (CMap), a course management system (WebCMS) which is used by many courses in CSE.

Phone
+61 2 9385 6494
Location
K17-410
  • Journal articles | 2019
    Rastan R; Paik HY; Shepherd J, 2019, 'TEXUS: A unified framework for extracting and understanding tables in PDF documents', Information Processing and Management, vol. 56, pp. 895 - 918, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ipm.2019.01.008
    Journal articles | 2010
    Russell C; Shepherd JA, 2010, 'Online Role Play Environments for Higher Education', British Journal of Educational Technology, vol. 41, pp. 992 - 1002, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8535.2009.01048.x
    Journal articles | 2009
    Shen J; Shepherd JA; Cui B; Tan K, 2009, 'A Novel Framework for Efficient Automated Singer Identification in Large Music Databases', ACM Transactions on Information Systems, vol. 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1508850.1508856
  • Conference Papers | 2018
    Rastan R; Paik HY; Shepherd J; Ryu SH; Beheshti A, 2018, 'TEXUS: Table extraction system for PDF documents', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), pp. 345 - 349, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92013-9_30
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Rastan R; Paik HY; Shepherd J; Haller A, 2016, 'Automated table understanding using stub patterns', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Dallas, TX, USA, pp. 533 - 548, presented at 21st International Conference, DASFAA 2016, Dallas, TX, USA, 16 April 2016 - 19 April 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32025-0_33
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Hajimirsadeghi SA; Paik HY; Shepherd J, 2015, 'Social-network-based personal processes', in Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, pp. 155 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19509-4_12
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Rastan R; Paik H; Shepherd J, 2015, 'TEXUS: A Task-based Approach for Table Extraction and Understanding', in Proceedings of the 2015 ACM Symposium on Document Engineering, ACM, Lausanne, Switzerland, pp. 25 - 34, presented at the 2015 ACM Symposium on Document Engineering, Lausanne, Switzerland, 19 September 2015 - 22 September 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2682571.2797069
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Hajimirsadeghi SA; Paik H; Shepherd JA, 2013, 'Processbook: Towards Social Network-Based Personal Process Management', in La Rosa M; Soffer P (ed.), Processbook: Towards Social Network-Based Personal Process Management, Springer, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, pp. 268 - 279, presented at BPM 2012 International Workshops, Tallinn, Estonia, September 3, 2012. Revised Papers, Estonia, Tallinn, 02 September 2013 - 06 September 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-36285-9_32
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Wu L; Wang Y; Shepherd J, 2013, 'Efficient image and tag co-ranking: a bregman divergence optimization method', in Proceedings of the 21st ACM international conference on Multimedia, ACM, pp. 593 - 596, ACM, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2502081.2502156
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Wu L; Wang Y; Shepherd J; Zhao X, 2013, 'An Optimization Method for Proportionally Diversifying Search Results', in Pei J; Tseng VS; Cao L; Motoda H; Xu G (eds.), Advances in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, Springer, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 390 - 401, presented at 17th Pacific-Asia Conference, PAKDD 2013, Gold Coast, Australia, 14 April 2013 - 17 April 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37453-1_32
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Shen J; Cui B; Shepherd JA; Tan K, 2006, 'Towards efficient automated singer identification in large music databases', in 29th annual international ACM SIGIR conference on research and development in information retrieval, Seattle, Washington, USA, pp. 59 - 66, presented at 29th annual international ACM SIGIR conference on research and development in information retrieval, Seattle, Washington, USA, 06 August 2006 - 11 August 2006
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Shen J; Shepherd JA; Ngu A, 2006, 'InMAF: Indexing Music Databases via Multiple Accoustic Features', in ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of data Data, Chicago Illinois USA, pp. 778 - 780, presented at ACM SIGMOD international conference on management of data, 2006, Chicago Illinois USA, 27 June 2006 - 29 June 2006, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1142473.1142587
    Conference Papers | 2004
    Shen J; Shepherd J; Ngu AHH, 2004, 'Integrating heterogeneous features for efficient content based music retrieval', in International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings, pp. 154 - 155
    Conference Papers | 2003
    Ma L; Shepherd JA; Zhang Y, 2003, 'Enhancing Text Classification Using Synopses Extraction', in WISE 2003: Web Information Systems Engineering, Rome, Italy, pp. 115 - 124, presented at WISE 2003: Web Information Systems Engineering, Rome, Italy, 10 December 2003 - 12 December 2003, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WISE.2003.1254475