Study, design and analysis of IR systems which are efficient and effective to process, mine, search, cluster and classify documents, coming from textual as well as any unstructured domain. In the lectures, we will:
|Monday||11:00 - 13:00||L1|
|Tuesday||9:00 - 11:00||L1|
The exam will consist of a written test plus an oral discussion on the exercises.
|26/11/19, 9:00-11:00||First Midterm exam||text, results, solution||Students that got a rank >= 16 can participate to the second midterm exam. To the average of the two midterms will be added +2.|
|16/12/19, 11:00-13:00||FinalTerm||text, solution, results.||Score “30 e lode” has been assigned only to the students who got rank 32 (I used ceiling and not floor of the average, and summed 2!). Corrections will be shown in my office, Thursday 9th January at 9:00. The score is lost if the student participates to one of the next exams (just sitting is enough !). The score can be registered in any of the following exam dates (in the summer, too), but PLEASE do not write your name in the ESAMI platform if you want to register your exam score, just show yourself in one of those dates.|
|13/01/20, 14:00-17:00||room on exam's site||text, solution.||The score is lost if the student participates to one of the next exams (just sitting is enough !). The score can be registered in any of the following exam dates (even in the summer), but PLEASE do not write your name in the ESAMI platform if you want to register your exam score, just show yourself in one of those dates.|
|10/02/20, 14:00-17:00||room on exam's site||text, solution.||The score is lost if the student participates to one of the next exams (just sitting is enough !). The score can be registered in any of the following exam dates (even in the summer), but PLEASE do not write your name in the ESAMI platform if you want to register your exam score, just show yourself in one of those dates.|
|16.09.2019||Introduction to the course: modern IR, not just search engines! Boolean retrieval model. Matrix document-term. Inverted list: dictionary + postings. How to implement an AND, OR and NOT queries, and their time complexities.|| Slides.
Chapter 1 of [MRS]
|17.09.2018||Web search engine: its structure, difficulties in their design and their epochs. The Web graph: some useful structural properties (such as Bow Tie). Crawling: problems and algorithmic structure. An example: Mercator.|| Slides.
Sections 19.1, 19.2, 19.4, 20.1, 20.2 of [MRS].
|23.09.2019||Few useful algorithmic techniques for crawling the Web (and not only that!): Bloom Filter and Spectral Bloom Filter. Some other uses of Bloom Filter.||Slides. For doubts on Bloom Filter see paper.|
|24.09.2019||Other useful algorithmic techniques for crawling the Web (and not only that!): Consistent Hashing.|| Slides of the previous lecture.
Sect 19.1 and 19.2 of [MRS].
|30.09.2019||Locality-sensitive hashing: basics, hamming distance, proof of the probability bounds.||Slides|
|01.10.2019||Exact-duplicate documents: Karp-Rabin's rolling hash (with properties and error probability). Near-duplicate documents: Shingling, Jaccard similarity, min-hashing (with prob property), LSH on integer vectors, cosine-similarity among vectors of real-features.|| Slides.
Sect 19.6 of [MRS]
|07.10.2019||Web graph properties and its compressed storage. The issue of hierarchical memories: I/O-model. Index construction: multi-way mergesort, BSBI and SPIMI.|| Slides on WebGraph are at the end of slides of 23.09.
Slides this lecture.
Sect 20.3 and 20.4 of [MRS]. Chapter 4 of [MRS]
|08.10.2019||Sketch on MapReduce. Distributed indexing: Term-based vs Doc-based partitioning. Dynamic indexing: two indexes, a cascade of indexes. Compressed storage of documents: LZ-based compression.|| Slides.
Chapter 4 of [MRS].
|14.10.2019||Storage and Transmission of single/group of file(s): Delta compression (Zdelta), File Synchronization (rsync, zsync), and File Reconciliation.||Reading a paper.|
|15.10.2019||Parsing: tokenization, normalization, lemmatization, stemming, thesauri. Statistical properties of texts: Zipf law: classical and generalized, Heaps law, Luhn's consideration. Keyword extraction: statistical, chi-square test, Rake tool.|| Slides.
Sect. 2.1, 2.2 and 5.1 of [MRS].
|21.10.2019||Exact search: hashing. Prefix search: compacted trie, front coding, 2-level indexing.||Slide.|
|22.10.2019||Edit distance via brute-force approach, or Dynamic Programming (possibly weighted). Overlap measure with k-gram index. Edit distance with k-gram index. One-error match. Wild-card queries (permuterm, k-gram). Phonetic match. Context-sensitive match.||Chap 3 of [MRS].|
|29.10.2019||Seminar on Sports Analytics||by Luca Pappalardo, slides|
|05.11.2019||Query processing: soft-AND, skip pointers, caching, phrase queries. Tiered index. Posting list compression, codes: gamma, variable bytes (t-nibble), PForDelta and Elias-Fano.||Sect. 2.3 and 2.4 and 5.3 of [MRS] and Ferragina's notes (only the coders presented in class). Slides and Slides.|
|18.11.2019||Cancellata per allerta meteo|
|19.11.2019||Text-based ranking: dice, jaccard, tf-idf. Vector space model. Storage of tf-idf and use for computing document-query similarity. Fast top-k retrieval: high idf, champion lists, many query-terms, fancy hits, clustering.||Sect 6.2 and 6.3 and 7 from [MRS]. Slides.|
|25.11.2019||Exact Top-K: WAND and blocked-WAND. Relevance feedback, Rocchio, pseudo-relevance feedback, query expansion. Performance measures: precision, recall, F1 and user happiness.||Chap 8 and 9 of [MRS]|
|26.11.2019||First MidTerm exam|
|02.12.2019||Random Walks. Link-based ranking: pagerank, topic-based pagerank, personalized pagerank, HITS.||Chap 21 of [MRS]. Slides|
|03.12.2019||Projections to smaller spaces: Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI). Random Projections: Johnson-Linderstauss Lemma and its applications.||Chap 18 from [MRS]. Slides.|
|05.12.2019||Semantic-annotation tools: basics, Wikipedia structure, TAGME and other annotators. Various approaches to text representation and their applications. An example of a sophisticate system: Wiser.||Slides tagme and wiser.|
|12.12.2019||Exercises on the second part of the course|
|13.12.2019||Exercises on the second part of the course|
|16.12.2019||Second MidTerm exam|