CS 5604: Information Storage & Retrieval (Fall 2018)

When: Tue & Thur, 3:30-4:45 PM

Where: MCB (McBryde Hall) 204 (Campus Map)

Instructor

Jiepu Jiang (jiepu@vt.edu), Assistant Professor

Office: Torgersen 2160M

Regular office hour: Wed 3-5pm

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Siyu Mi (siyu6@vt.edu), Ph.D. student

TA office hour: Mon & Fri 9-10am, MCB 106

Prerequisites

Topics

Textbooks (free download)

Links

Grading

HW1

HW2

HW3

HW4

HW5

Final Project

Course Schedule

Lecture Date Readings Remarks Slides
1: Introduction 8/21, Tue HW1 out slides
2: Getting Started 8/23, Thur slides
3: Text Processing & Statistics 8/28, Tue
  • [WBC] Ch.4.1-Ch.4.4
slides
4: Indexing 8/30, Thur
  • [WBC] Ch.5.1-5.3, 5.7
slides
5: Vector Space Model (VSM) 9/4, Tue HW1 due; HW2 out slides
6: Probabilistics Retrieval Models: BIM and BM25 9/6, Thur slides
7: Language Models for IR (1) 9/11, Tue slides
8: Language Models for IR (2) 9/13, Thur slides
9: Clustering, Topic Models, and Document Expansion 9/18, Tue slides
10: Query Expansion and Relevance Feedback 9/20, Thur HW2 due; HW3 out slides
11: Learning-to-rank (1) 9/25, Tue slides
12: Learning-to-rank (2) 9/27, Thur slides
13: Word Embeddings and its Applications in IR 10/2, Tue slides
14: Deep Neural Networks for Ranking Search Results 10/4, Thur slides
10/5, Fri HW3 due; HW4 out
15: IR Evaluation (1) 10/9, Tue slides
16: IR Evaluation (2) 10/11, Thur slides
17: Human Factors (1) 10/16, Tue slides
18: Human Factors (2) 10/18, Thur slides
10/21, Sun HW4 due
Mid-term Recap 10/23, Tue One-page project proposal due slides
Mid-term Exam 10/25, Thur in class & open book; HW5 out
19: Web Search (1): Implicit Feedback & Click Models 10/30, Tue slides
20: Web Search (2): Context, Personalization, Link Analysis & Spam 11/1, Thur slides
21: Query Suggestion and Auto-completion 11/6, Tue slides
22: Entity and Knowledge Base 11/8, Thur Guest Lecture by Liuqing Li; HW5 due slides
23: Search Result Diversification 11/13, Tue
Project Planning (no class) 11/15, Thur
11/20, Tue Thanksgiving, no class
11/22, Thur Thanksgiving, no class
24: Fairness, transparency, bias, controversy, and others 11/27, Tue
Project Presentation 11/29, Thur
Project Presentation 12/4, Tue
12/9, Sun Final Project Report Due

Last update: 2018/10/06