Archive for 2005

Course material

Thursday, August 18th, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra
The course material will consist of papers that will be made available, mainly in PDF-form, through this TeleTOP-site, under the appropriate date in the “Roster”.

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European Summer School in Information Retrieval

Monday, August 15th, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra

I will give a lecture on Formal Models at the European Summer School in Information Retrieval in Dublin, Ireland on 5-9 September. More info at the ESSIR 2005 site.

Examination XML & DB

Saturday, June 25th, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra
Correcting of the XML & DB exam from 13 June 2005 is delayed until 21 July. Results of the exam will be sent as soon as possible after that date. We apologize for the delay.

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Answers to 1st exam (13 april 2005) available

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra
The answers to the first exam are available in the “Archive”.

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FINAL PROJECT MEETING: 15 June 1/2 h.

Friday, May 27th, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra
The final project meeting takes place on Wednesday 15 June, 1/2 hour. What: XML&DB-2 final project meeting
When: Wednesday 15 June, 1/2 hour (8.30 - 10.15 h.)
Where: ZI-2126 (NB other room than the other meetings) Each group will be asked to give a 5 minute overview of the results of the project. After the presentation, there will be another 5 minutes for discussion. Please address the following issues
  1. What problem does your group solve?
  2. What are your research questions?
  3. What solutions do you propose / what approaches did you investigate?
  4. Results, (answers to the research questions)
  5. Conclusions
Please let us know if you are unable to participate in the meeting. If you want to use a small PDF or Powerpoint slide show, please put it as an attachment to a “reaction” (see ‘cartoon’ button left of this news item).

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Plenary project meeting: 25 May, 1/2 h.

Thursday, May 19th, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra
We have planned the plenary project meeting for XML&DB-2 on 25 May, 1/2 hour. What: XML&DB-2 plenary project meeting
When: Wednesday 25 May, 1/2 hour (8.30 - 10.15 h.)
Where: ZI-3126 Each group will be asked to give a 5 minute overview of the status of the project. After the overview, there will be another 5 minutes for discussion. Please address the following issues
  1. What problem does your group solve?
  2. What are your research questions?
  3. What solutions do you propose / what approach are you going to take?
  4. Preliminary results, partial answer of research questions, and status of the research paper.
  5. Identify risks that might prevent you from finishing the project in time (e.g., we still do not have realistic XML data to test our approach)
Please let us know if you are unable to participate in the meeting. If you want to use a small PDF or Powerpoint slide show, please put it as an attachment to a “reaction” (see ‘cartoon’ button left of this news item).

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We’ve started!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra
At the kick-off meeting, the following things were discussed:
  • One project is done by 1 or 2 persons (150 hours per person).
  • For each projects a small research paper of about 3000 words needs to be written in English.
  • Projects can be chosen from the list in the Archive, but it is also possible to formulate your own project.
  • Once you chose your project (dead line below), make an appointment with the lecturer that is responsible (either Maurice or Djoerd).
  • There will be two more plenary meetings: One half way to discuss the progress and share ideas and experiences. And one after 10 June with small presentations on the project results. Announcements will follow.
Dead lines
  • Dead line for choosing a project: 28 April (send an email to one of the lecturers)
  • Firm dead line for project: 24 June. Reports handed in after 24 June will get a lower grade. (tip: plan to finish your project on 10 June)

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Kick-off: Thu 21 April, 3/4, ZI-3126

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra
The kick-off meeting will take place tomorrow:
Thursday 21 April, 3/4 hour in ZI-3126.
Registration for the course went up from 14 to 21 students this week. For people that cannot make it tomorrow, Maurice and I arranged a small meeting on Friday 22 April, 5/6 hour in ZI-3126. As a preparation for the kick-off meeting, please read the small project descriptions on TeleTOP. Projects can be done in groups of two persons.

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Project Assignments

Friday, April 15th, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra
Project assignments can now be found under ‘Archive’.

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Kick-off meeting next Thursday or Friday

Friday, April 15th, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra
  • We will have a kick-off meeting with all participants next week Thursday 21 April or Friday 22 April. Please let us know as soon as possible what slots (1/2, 3/4, 5/6 or 7/8) you really cannot be at the meeting. After receiving that information we, will announce the exact time and location.
  • XML & Databases 1 is a prerequisite for this course. It is sufficient if you have finished the home work series of XML&DB 1.

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