[ml] Information Retrieval talk

Paul Sawaya me at paulsawaya.com
Sat Aug 28 12:48:32 PDT 2010


I would be *very* interested in this! Probably more useful than just
reviewing the first lecture in the Stanford course, at any rate...


Paul Sawaya
631-387-2986
paulsawaya.com/blog


On Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 12:35 PM, Jared Dunne <jareddunne at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all-
>
> I was wondering if there is any interest in an Introduction to Information
> Retrieval talk on Wednesday, September 15.
>
> Topics would include:
> - Basics:
>   - Vector Space Model
>   - Cosine Similarity
>   - TF/IDF Term Weighting
>   - Precision & Recall Metrics
> - Collaborative Filtering
> - Clustering Analysis
>
> I could give a high level overview with some compelling examples to help
> wrap your brains around the math.  The basics are intuitive & easy to grasp,
> so I should have time to at least touch on everything above in an hour.
> After that we could do Q & A, delving deeper into some of the techniques or
> applying them to some of your domains of research/work.  (If you have ideas
> for the latter, please send me them so I can try to work them into my
> examples for the talk & slides.)
>
> Jared-
>
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