Global Information Systems Course Material

Global Information System Course Home, Global Information System Reading/References, Course Material, Students

The course will be conducted as follows:

Practically all material discussed/presented will be available here as the course progresses.
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Reading Assignments and Instructor's presentations
World Wide Web Search Technologies - Wen-Chen Hu
  Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page. The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine
  Digital Libraries and Autonomous Citation Indexing (1999) - Steve Lawrence, C. Lee Giles, Kurt Bollacker IEEE Computer
  Knowledge portals and the emerging digital knowledge workplace - Mack, Ravin Byrd
   
   
   
   
   
Student Presentations
Eric Stiles  Applying metadata to multimedia
Chris Halaschek  RDF Databases - Sesame
Ivan Vasquez  Google
Chris Fishburn  Digital Libraries and Autonomous Citation Indexing
Hashai Papneja  Automatic Web page Categorization ,
Chris Bennet  Semi-Structured Data Models  
Kaarthik S.  Introduction to Web services
Cartic R.  Ontologies
Matthew Perry  Rainbow document classification package
Van Staub  XML and Natural Language Presentation
David Morrison  Portal Fundamentals
Reeves Hitchcock  RSS
Lin Lin  Gate
Hongyu Wang  VisualText
Seneca Smith  Atlas
Kevin Leach  Extracting Semantic Metadata and Its Visualization
Lappin Hammond  Cyc
Nicolas Darrow  Galaxy
   
   
 
Review and Demonstration of current Semantic Web tools and research prototypes
   
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
   
   
   
   
Students' Final Project
   
   
   
   
 

 

   

Assignment/Project log: Some suggestions on writing a paper/assignment.

Number Due Description
1 a.  1/14/2003
b.  1/15/2003
c.  1/21/2003
d.  1/23/2003
 Study of Search Engines
  1. Select a specific Search Engine and list 10 queries for which the Search engine gives extremely good or bad results.
  2. Select 10 queries from the list of queries by all students
  3. Use them to test different search engines. Search engines can be application specific or domain specific or general.
  4. Write a report about your findings and describe the reason behind a search engines performance.
2    Implementing a Web Crawler or indexer or Page Rank algorithm.
3  03/05/2003  Building an Ontology - Description
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Last update: 05/06/03