CSCE 670 :: Information Storage and Retrieval :: Spring 2019

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Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

Week 1 (Jan 14/16/18) :: Intro to course + Overall Search Architecture + Open Issues

Week 2 (Jan 21/23/25) :: Modeling Text (TFIDF + BM25)

Week 3 (Jan 28/30, Feb 1) :: Link Analysis (PageRank + HITS)

Week 4 (Feb 4/6/8) :: Evaluation + Learning to Rank

Week 5 (Feb 11/13/15) :: Neural Methods for IR

Background: word2vec + recent results:

Week 6 (Feb 18/20/22) :: Systems Issues in IR, then Start Recommenders Intro + Collaborative Methods

Week 7 (Feb 25/27, Mar 1) :: Matrix Factorization

Week 8 (Mar 4/6/8) :: Review + Midterm

On Monday March 4, we'll wrap-up from the previous week. We'll hold an in-class review on Wednesday, March 6. The exam will take place in-class on Friday, March 8.

Spring Break (Mar 11/13/15)

Week 9 (Mar 18/20/22) :: Recommendation with Implicit Feedback

Week 10 (Mar 25/27/29) :: Neural Methods for Recommendation

Week 11 (Apr 1/3/5) :: Attacks on Recommenders; Hot Topics: Misinformation

Week 12 (Apr 8/10/12) :: Hot Topics: Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency

Background and motivating examples: Main readings: Further readings:

Week 13 (Apr 15/17/19) :: Hot Topics: Question Answering

Week 14 (Apr 22/24/26) :: Hot Topics: Conversational IR

Project Showcase (Apr 29/30)

The project showcase will take place on Monday April 29 and Tuesday April 30 during our regular classtime.

Final Exam (May 6, 3:30-5:30pm)

We will hold out final exam on May 6 (this is a Monday) from 3:30 to 5:30pm.