Archive for the 'Course IR' Category

Guest lecture: Thijs Westerveld of TeezIR

Friday, September 26th, 2008, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra

Opinion Mining and Multimedia Information Retrieval

Who: Thijs Westerveld (TeezIR)
When: Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 13.45-15.30 h., room HO-3136
What: Opinion Mining and Multimedia Information Retrieval

Thijs Westerveld has over 10 years of experience in various areas of information retrieval, mostly in an academic setting. He received a PhD in Computer Science from the Human Media Interaction group at the University of Twente in 2004, on the use of generative probabilistic models for multimedia retrieval. Thijs has worked on numerous national and European projects in the areas of information retrieval and multimedia retrieval, and published in international journals and conferences in the field. Thijs currently works at TeezIR Search Solutions in Utrecht.

Medialogy instead of lectures on October 8

Thursday, September 25th, 2008, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra

To give you the opportunity to visit Medialogy on October 8, there will be no lectures Advanced Database Systems and Information Retrieval on that day. Medialogy is s symposium about media and ICT organized by Inter-Actief and other Computer Science Student Organizations. The lectures will be moved to another time and place to be announced later.

Example reports for the course Information Retrieval

Thursday, September 4th, 2008, posted by Paul van der Vet

We have collected three examples of reports submitted for the course Information Retrieval in earlier years. These are reports we found particularly good. To wet your appetite, we have collected here versions that have been further developed into papers for workshops/conferences. Yes, that’s possible in this course! All links point to the faculty’s ePrints-service and are clickable, certainly if you approach them from a machine in the UT-domain (please report if they don’t work).

  1. Bockting, S. and Ooms, M.J. and Hiemstra, D. and van der Vet, P.E. and Huibers, T.W.C. (2008) Evaluating Relevance Feedback: An Image Retrieval Interface for Children. In: Proceedings of the Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop, 14-15 Apr 2008, Maastricht. pp. 15-20. University of Maastricht. ISBN 978-90-5681-282-9
  2. Ben Moussa, M. and Pasch, M. and Hiemstra, D. and van der Vet, P.E. and Huibers, T.W.C. (2007) The Potential of User Feedback Through the Iterative Refining of Queries in an Image Retrieval System. In: Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval: User, Context and Feedback, 27-28 July 2006, Geneva, Switzerland. pp. 258-268. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4398. Springer Verlag. ISSN 0302-9743 ISBN 978-3-540-71544-3
  3. Hoekstra, A.H. and Hiemstra, D. and van der Vet, P.E. and Huibers, T.W.C. (2006) Question Answering for Dutch: Simple does it. In: Proceedings of the 18th BeNeLux Conference on Artificial Intelligence (BNAIC), 5-6 Oct 2006, Namur, Belgium. BNVKI. ISSN 1568-7805

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DB Colloquium of Tuesday 29 January

Monday, January 28th, 2008, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra

The DB Colloquium of Tuesday 29 January, 14:00 h.-15:00 h. in ZI-3126 consists of two small presentations.

Comprehending historical election programs using XML and XRPC

by Douwe van der Meij

Party programs for elections can be incomprehensible, not to mention the comparison of current party programs to that of a decade ago. This paper focusses on a way to compre- hend the latter. It shows how to use xml to store election programs and to query those. This paper also comes with a proof of concept (PoC). In retrospect we look at this PoC, and we discuss the design choices made.


Boeken zonder leeftijdscategorie sneller vinden

by Wout Maaskant

In dit onderzoek is een systeem ontwikkeld waarmee gebruikers sneller boeken waar geen leeftijdscategorie aan is toegekend kunnen vinden in een bol.com-corpus, door gebruik te maken van eigenschappen van vergelijkbare boeken waar wel een leeftijdscategorie aan is toegekend. De gelijkenis tussen boeken wordt bepaald met behulp van het vector space model.

Intake Meeting for Projects Information Retrieval

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra
The IR Projects groups are assigned to the following supervisors. We
scheduled an intake meeting for every group. See below.

Group A: Lucassen, T. and Nijkamp, B.
Supervisor: Djoerd Hiemstra
Intake: Wed 14 Nov. 13.45 u. - 14.15 u. room 3031

Group B: Alofs, T. and Niesink, L.D.J.
Supervisor: Theo Huibers
Intake: Wed 14 Nov. 13.45 u. - 14.15 u. room 2122

Group C: Logtenberg, J.D. and Vliet, W.M. van
Supervisor: Dolf Trieschnigg
Intake: Wed 14 Nov. 13.45 u. - 14.15 u. room 2063

Group D: Dehling, E.E. and Wal, T. van der
Supervisor: Paul van der Vet
Intake: Wed 14 Nov. 13.45 u. - 14.45 u. room 2122

Group E: Klaas, M.H.J. and Maaskant, W.J.
Supervisor: Djoerd Hiemstra
Intake: Wed 14 Nov. 14.15 u. - 14.45 u. room 3031

Group F: and Diephuis, M. and Kanis, Z.
Supervisor: Theo Huibers
Intake: Wed 14 Nov. 14.15 u. - 14.45 u. room 2122

Group G: Pothoven, T. and Sikkema, N.
Supervisor: Dolf Trieschnigg
Intake: Wed 14 Nov. 14.15 u. - 14.45 u. room 2063

Group H: Hofwegen, M.F. van and Sanderman, R.
Supervisor: Paul van der Vet
Intake: Wed 14 Nov. 14.15 u. - 14.45 u. room 2122

Group I: Toure, Y.C. and Weele, J.H.D. ter
Supervisor: Dolf Trieschnigg
Intake: to be scheduled

[Information Retrieval]: Welcome to the course Information Retrieval

Thursday, August 16th, 2007, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra

Next Wednesday, 5 September 2007, we start our full semester course Information Retrieval. I think we have put together and interesting course with a number of guest speakers with international reputation.

In November, we will switch from lectures to small research projects in which students participate actively in research done at the University of Twente. In this second part, the meetings will be used to set up a discussion forum in which all participants actively exchange their ideas, progress and problems encountered.

If you did not already do so, please buy the reader Information Retrieval.
We wish you a fruitful course!

[Information Retrieval]: Slides for the 10-minute presentation

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006, posted by Paul van der Vet

Your slides for the 10-minute presentation on Wednesday, December 6, have to be handed in through TeleTOP one day before (yes, that’s TUESDAY!). Select the appropriate roster row and click on the assignment button.

[Information Retrieval]: Each group was assigned a supervisor

Friday, November 24th, 2006, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra

Every group has one teacher that is supervising the project. Please look at the Email/Group Section on TeleTOP to get your group id and the name of your supervisor.

[Information Retrieval]: Groups are being formed

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006, posted by Paul van der Vet

For the practical work, the count now is at ten groups but if students have not submitted their proposals to all teachers, we may have missed some. Groups are visible in the Email/Group section of this TeleTOP-site. Group J doesn’t exist to avoid confusion with group I, which does exist; Group O doesn’t exist because the difference between “Oh” and zero is small.

[Information Retrieval]: The practical work has started

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra

Today, the assignments were discussed. Groups of two students should choose an assignment and send an e-mail to the teachers with their plan before the next week (22nd of November). If you want to work on a custom project, make sure you get permission. The plan should contain:
  • Names of the group members
  • Chosen assignment
  • Approach and timeline
  • (Optionally, if you come up with your own assignment: a project description)
For a project guide, see the TeleTOP Roster section.