Monday, July 23, 2007

Project Plan

On Thursday 5 July, I met with my project supervisor to discuss the coming semester's project. We talked at length about the parameters of the project, as well as my goals and his experience with undergraduate thesis.

Jorge was able to point me toward a number of important publications in the area of clustering algorithms:

1. Jain, A., Murty, M., & Flynn, P. (1999). 'Data clustering: a review', ACM Computing Surveys, vol. 31, no. 3 (pp.264-324).

2. Landauer, T., & Dumais, S. (1997). 'A Solution to Plato's Problem: The Latent Semantic Analysis Theory of Acquisition, Induction, and Representation of Knowledge', Psychological Review, vol. 104, no. 2 (pp.211-240).

3. Landauer, T., Laham, D., Rehder, B., & Schreiner, M. (1997). 'How well can passage meaning be derived without using word order? A comparison of Latent Semantic Analysis and humans', M.G. Shafto & P. Langley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 412-417).

4. Osinski, S. 2006. 'Improving quality of search results clustering with approximate matrix factorisations', M. Lalmas et al. (Eds.): ECIR 2006, LNCS 3936 (pp.167-178).

5. Osinski, S., & Weiss, D. 2005. 'A concept-driven algorithm for clustering search results', IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 20, no. 3 (pp.48-54).

We briefly discussed each of these papers, and identified experiments which could be possibly replicated within my project.

At the end of this meeting, both Jorge and I were excited about the coming semester and the opportunity to work together on something that we are both interested in.

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