Instructor: Doug Downey
Teaching Assistant: Vaibhav Rastogi
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 May 11. E-mail your summaries to BOTH vrastogi at u.northwestern.edu and ddowney at eecs.northwestern.edu, using the subject line: "EECS 395/495 Progress Report." IMPORTANT: please cc all group members on your e-mail, to make responding to the entire group (for the professor and the peer reviewers) easy. 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. Each group should respond to the team members, as well as vrastogi at u.northwestern.edu and ddowney at eecs.northwestern.edu, with a one-page review of the project progress. 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 May 16th.
Final Reports are due Wednesday, June 1, at 11:59PM, and should be about 4 pages in length (single spaced). E-mail your reports (.pdf or .doc format) to BOTH vrastogi at u.northwestern.edu and ddowney at eecs.northwestern.edu. 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 June 2, and will be held in class as well as that EVENING from 6:00-8:00PM. You should sign up for a slot on either time by May 31 -- send e-mail to Vaibhav (vrastogi at u.northwestern.edu). Presentations are to be 10 minutes in length, with 5 minutes for questions.
Weka Machine Learning Package
|Project proposal (~1 pg)||Due 11:59PM April 11th (via e-mail; see above)|
|Meetings with prof. to finalize project plan||April 12 and 13|
|Preliminary Report (~2 pgs)||Due 11:59PM May 11|
|Review of preliminary report (~1 pg)||Due 11:59PM May 16|
|Final Report (~4 pgs)||Due 11:59PM June 1|
|Project Presentations||June 2 (during class and from 6-8PM)|
|Week of March 28||Optional: History of Web Search|
Optional: ComScore February 2011 Search Statistics
|Week of April 4||Introduction to Information Retrieval, Ch.1-2|
|Week of April 18||
Scholarpedia article on Latent Semantic Analysis|
|Week of May 9||
Mercator: A Scalable, Extensible Web Crawler|
|Week of March 28||Intro and course objectives|
|Week of April 4||Inverted Indices|
|Week of April 18||
Basics of Machine Learning |
Latent Semantic Analysis
|Week of April 25||
Music Information Retrieval
|Week of May 2||Index Compression, Scalable Indexing and Search|
|Week of May 9||Web Crawlers|
|Week of May 16||
See also: Dan Weld's slides on PageRank.