Internet Search Technologies
15-505, Fall 2007
class: August 28, 2007
Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Google Pittsburgh (lower level of the CIC
hours: Monday 3-4pm or by appointment. Enter through Google reception area
Fyshe, (412) 297-5526
Larsen, (412) 297-5564
Monson, (412) 297-5546
- Kamal Nigam, (412) 297-5502
- Class mailing list: email@example.com
- Instructor mailing list: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are three important components to the grading. The first is the programming homework
assignments. We expect around six of
these, evenly distributed through the semester. The second is short written
responses to the assigned reading, due before the lecture covering the material
is covered. We expect around 6-8 of
these throughout the semester. The final
component is class participation. The
grading breakdown between these is the following:
Homework resources and collaboration
and programming homework are to be written and coded individually, and each
student should hand in their own work.
We do encourage student collaboration in understanding concepts,
figuring out answers and helping each other with problems. You must indicate on all submitted work each
person you collaborated or received help from.
Please consult CMU’s policy on cheating
and plagiarism and contact the instructors for any clarifications needed.
Late homework policy
- Reading responses
are due at the beginning of class on the due date. They will be worth half credit if
submitted during the following 48 hours.
After that, they are worth zero credit.
assignments are due at the beginning of class on the due date. You will be
allowed 3 total late days without penalty for the entire semester.
For example, you may be late by 1 day on three different assignments or
late by three days on one assignment. Once those days are used, they will
be worth half credit if submitted late during the following 48 hours. After that, they are worth zero credit.
One important aspect of this course is learning to read,
understand and critique computer science research papers. Thus, for every paper reading assigned, a
roughly one page should be composed.
This response can summarize the paper’s core concepts, expound on
approaches taken or not taken, critique experimental methodologies or
conclusions, or suggest follow-on studies to build on the described work. These reading responses are due at the
beginning of class in which the reading is discussed.
The format of this class is intended to be very
interactive. To encourage class participation 15% of your grade
will come from your involvement in class discussions and also the
class mailing list. Please say your name when speaking for the first
few classes so we learn who you are.