Web Search Engines
Room 102, Warren Weaver Hall
Professor Ernest Davis
- phone: (212) 998-3123
- office: 429 Warren Weaver Hall
- office hours: 9:30 - 11:00 Monday and Wednesday
Two TA's have been assigned to this course:
Xing Xia (firstname.lastname@example.org). Office hours: M 1-3. Will grade for students
with last names from A to Mi.
Zhongshan Zhang (email@example.com). Office hours: Tu 1-3. Will grade for
students with last name from Mj to Zz.
Feel free to consult with either TA; however, you should send your projects
to the TA assigned to your last name.
We will discuss all aspects of designing a Web search engine, including:
- Web crawlers.
- Database design.
- Query language.
- Relevance ranking
- Document Similarity and Clustering
- The "invisible" Web
- Specialized search engines
- Natural Language Processing
- Intelligent retrieval and the semantic Web.
- Data mining applied to Web.
There will be four projects. There is no final exam.
Up to 1 week late: Deduct 10 points out of 100.
More than one week late: Deduct 20 points out of 100.
No projects at all will be accepted after Dec. 12.
Group projects: Must be pre-approved by email, at least a week
date. Must be larger than individual projects, in proportion to the number
Lecture 1 (Sept. 5)
Lecture 2 (Sept. 12)
Lecture 3 (Sept. 19)
Lecture 4 (Sept. 26)
Lecture 5 (Oct. 3)
Lecture 6 (Oct. 10)
Lecture 7 (Oct. 17)
Lecture 8 (Oct. 24)
Lecture 9 (Oct. 31)
Lecture 10 (Nov. 7)
Lecture 11 (Nov. 14)
Lecture 12 (Nov. 21)
Lecture 13 (Dec. 5)
Lecture 14 (Dec. 11)
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This material is based on work supported in part by the National
Science Foundation under Grant No. IIS-0097537. Any opinions, finding,
and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those
of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the
National Science Foundation (NSF).