Instructor: Doug Downey
The debate guidelines specify how the debates will proceed. Each team will prepare slides (defense: 20 minute presentation, offense: 10 minute presentation) and can bring their own laptop or use the professor's. If you want to use the prof's laptop, e-mail your powerpoint slides to ddowney at eecs.northwestern.edu AT LEAST TWO HOURS before class time.
Preliminary Reports. Each group must submit a two-page summary of their project progress on Nov 19. PDF Format, turned in via e-mail to ddowney at eecs.northwestern.edu. SUBJECT LINE: EECS 395/495 Preliminary Report. PLEASE CC all team members on your e-mail, to make replying and forwarding to the peer reviewers easier. The progress report should be readable by people (like your peer reviewers) who haven't seen your original proposal document. The report should cover:
Review of preliminary reports Each group will be assigned another preliminary report to review. PDF Format, turned in via e-mail to the group members and the professor. You should state your opinion of the project idea, and also attempt to prioritize the remainder of the project effort. What aspects of the project are most important to complete or deserve the most attention? What other questions should the project team be considering? This review should be about one page in length, and is due Nov 26th.
Final Reports are due Wednesday, Dec 5, at 11:59PM, and should be about 4 pages in length (single spaced). PDF Format, turned in via e-mail to ddowney at eecs.northwestern.edu. SUBJECT LINE: EECS 395/495 Project Report. PLEASE CC all team members on your e-mail, to make grading and replying easier. You should include your project goals and motivation, along with a concise and clear statement of what results you obtained. Also mention which aspects of future work would be most interesting. Clarity in your report and presentation will contribute significantly to your grade.
Final Presentations will be on Dec 6 (in class) and Dec 10 (the finals date for the course). You should sign up for a slot on either time by Friday Nov 30 -- send e-mail to ddowney at eecs.northwestern.edu. Presentations are to be 8 minutes in length, with 3 minutes for questions.
Weka Machine Learning Package
|Project proposal (~1 pg)||Due 11:59PM Oct 16th|
|Meetings with prof. to finalize project plan||Oct 17 and 18|
|Preliminary Report (~2 pgs)||Due 11:59PM Nov 19|
|Review of preliminary report (~1 pg)||Due 11:59PM Nov 21|
|Final Report (~4 pgs)||Due 11:59PM Dec 5|
|Project Presentations||Dec 6 (during class) and Dec 10 (noon-2PM, finals week)|
|Week of Sept 24||Optional: History of Web Search|
Optional: ComScore February 2011 Search Statistics
|Week of Oct 8||Introduction to Information Retrieval, Ch.1-2|
|Week of Oct 22||
Mercator: A Scalable, Extensible Web Crawler|
|Week of Sept 24||Intro and course objectives|
|Week of Oct 8||Inverted Indexes|
|Week of Oct 15||Scalable Indexing and Searching|
|Week of Oct 22||Web Crawlers|
|Week of Oct 29||Bloom filters and Min Hash|
|Week of Nov 12||Document Ranking|
See also: Dan Weld's slides on PageRank.