Archive for 2005

Mid Term Presentations on 21 December

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra
The following groups will give a short (8 minutes including time for questions) presentation on their project:
  1. Georg-Hendrik Haan and Chris Brandhorst
  2. Ronald Paul
  3. Alex van Oostrum and Bart Schapendonk
  4. Hao Nguyen and Niek Schmoller
  5. Hugo Siles del Castillo and Koen Tinselboer
  6. Erik van Bloem and Joris van Balen
  7. Sander Bosman and Joris Visser
  8. Geert Vos and Daniël van ‘t Oever
  9. Robert Zwerus and Wessel van Binsbergen
  10. Rob Obdeijn and Bertold van Voorst
  11. Ferdi Meijerink and Wietze Spijkerman
Please put your presentation slides (Powerpoint or PDF) to the discussion section of this news item.

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Mid Term Presentations on 14 December

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra
The following groups will give a short (10 minutes including time for questions) presentation on their project:
  1. Jorik Jonker and Matthijs Dee
  2. Wouter Joosse and Frank van Gils
  3. Michiel Horsman and Maarten Witteman
  4. Maher Ben Moussa and Marco Pasch
  5. Ferdi Meijerink and Wietze Spijkerman
  6. Bas Fournier and David Kornalijnslijper
  7. Dennis Doubovsky
  8. Arjen Hoekstra
  9. Manon Penning and Cornelis Verbruggen
Please put your presentation slides (Powerpoint or PDF) to the discussion section of this news item.

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Citation handout

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra
You can find a handout about how to cite publications in your reports under “Course info”.

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Assignments

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra
I have just added names of students and supervisors to each chosen assignment, see under “Discussion”. Please check whether your data are entered correctly and notify us if we made a mistake. If your project isn’t there, you probably defined it yourself. In that case, add it to the list of assignments complete with your name(s) and one of us will add the supervisor.

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No session on 30 November

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra
The session on 30 November has been cancelled. In case of an urgent question, please contact your supervisor.

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Dead line for project proposals passed

Monday, November 21st, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra
Until now only 32 people have registered for a project. Please register in the “Discussion” section. Add a new project if you want to do your own project. Note you can add attachments to items as well. No more than three groups can do a project: “Metadata for the Dutch government sites”, “Simple Question Answering for Dutch” and “Automatic expert finder for the CS department” are full. Register as soon as possible.

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Practical assignment starts today

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra
The practical assignments start today. Please have a look at the “Discussion” section. There you find guidelines and project suggestions. Proposals for assignments will have to be submitted on November 21, 2005, at the latest

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Example results

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra
Example results for the mini practicum and the slides containing example results for the homework assignments can now be found in the Archive. Look repectively under “Minipracticum” and “Lecture slides”.

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[Information Retrieval]: 16 November: Guest lecture by Vassilis Plachouras

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra
Vassilis Plachouras from the University of Glasgow will present the architecture and implementation of the Terrier information retrieval system developed at the University of Glasgow.

Where: Ravelijn Studio
When: 16 November 2005, 13.45 h. - 15.30 h.
What: Terrier: A Practical Overview.

Wouter Alink graduates on information retrieval for digital forensics

Friday, October 28th, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra

Wouter Alink did his graduation project at CWI Amsterdam and the Nederlands Forensisch Instituut (NFI). His Master’s thesis addresses problems in current digital forensic investigations. It proposes the XIRAF system as a novel approach towards the integration of existing forensic analysis tools using XML technology. The concept of integrating these tools can be compared to the concept of concurrent XML hierarchies. The representation of concurrent XML has been widely studied, but concurrent XML hierarchies cause a variety of unsolved problems when such data has to be queried. Querying concurrent XML hierarchies has however many practical applications, including digital forensics, question answering, and multimedia retrieval. This thesis introduces Burkowski axis steps in XPath as a viable solution for the digital forensics application area. The steps can be used in stand-off XML annotation in which the content is separated from the annotations. This approach has many advantages over inline annotation, especially in field of digital forensics. The introduced steps have been implemented in an existing open source XQuery system called MonetDB/XQuery.

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