Project 0 for CS 371R:
Due: Sept 17, 2013
Project 0 will NOT be graded, and is entirely optional. It is just
an exercise to walk you through the trace-collection and submission
procedure. The sole purpose of Project 0 is to smooth out any glitches
with Java environment setting, trace-collecting or submitting. If you
submit Project 0 and have any problems on the way, the TA can help you with it.
The TA will help people with problems regarding Project 0 until the
submission deadline. After the submission deadline for Project 0, it will be
your responsibility to make sure that you know how to:
- Set up the Java environment correctly
- Collect traces
- Submit the required files
As discussed in class, a basic system for vector-space retrieval (VSR) is
/u/mooney/ir-code/ir/vsr/. See the Javadoc for this system. Use the main
InvertedIndex to index a set of documents and then process queries.
You can use the web pages in
/u/mooney/ir-code/corpora/yahoo-science/ as a set of test
documents. This corpus contains 900 pages, 300 random samples each from the
Yahoo indices for biology,
physics, and chemistry.
See the sample trace of using the system.
Open a Firefox browser before you run the code in order to have
selected documents displayed in the browser.
Your task Setup your Java environment (see info at http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/mooney/ir-course/java-info.html)
, index the document collection at /u/mooney/ir-code/corpora/yahoo-science/,
give the queries "cold fusion" and "quantum mechanics". Collect the trace
using the "script" Unix utility. Submit the trace file using the "turnin"
command (see info at http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/mooney/ir-course/proj-submit-info.html
If you prefer to work in Eclipse, there is also a brief guide on creating an Eclipse project from the class code.