Information Retrieval Seminar (Spring 2004)

CS491CXZ. Call number:01548

Time: Thursday 9:30-10:30am

Location: 2124 Siebel Center

Announcments:

Instructor: Professor ChengXiang Zhai

About the course:

The course is a focused seminar on cutting-edge information retrieval (IR) topics. It will cover papers on selected topic areas in IR and bring students to the frontier of research in these selected topics.

The paper list will be available here .

Format:

Each regular class consists of a 40 minute student presentation and a 20 minute discussion session. People can stay longer for extended discussions if they want; the room is reserved until 11:00am. It is possible for one class to cover more than one paper; two people may also pair up to give one presentation.

The instructor will give an overview of the selected topics in the first class.

Grading:

Grading will be mainly based on participation and presentation. Every student is expected to give at least one presentation and to participate in at least 85% of the classes.



Schedule:

Date

Presenter

Content

1/29

Cheng

Overview [slides]

2/05

Hui

Searching XML Documents via XML fragments [slides]

2/12

Tao

Evaluating different methods of estimating retrieval quality for resource selection [slides]

2/19

Gabriel

Term-specific smoothing for the language modeling approach to information retrieval: the importance of a query term [slides]

2/26

William

A framework for expressing and combining preferences [slides]

2/26

Jing Zhang

Personalized web search by mapping user queries to categories [slides]

3/04

Xiao

Haystack: Per-User Information Environments [slides]

3/11

Xuehua

Self-Adaptive User Profiles for Large-Scale Data Delivery [slides]

3/18

Jing Jiang

Accomplishments and challenges in literature data mining for biology[slides]

4/01

Rishi and Robin

Combining Fuzzy Information from Multiple Systems

4/08

Zheng

PXML: A Probabilistic Semistructured Data Model and Algebra [slides]

4/15

Bei

Coupled Clustering: A Method for Detecting Structural Correspondence

4/22

Bin

XRANK: Ranked Keyword Search over XML Documents

4/29

Azadeh

Keyword searching and browsing in databases using BANKS