OverviewYour course project will hopefully be a fun investigation of some novel aspect of text mining and language processing. There are only two requirements for your project:
Project ProposalYour project proposal should be succinct. Please turn in at most two pages with standard margins, single-spaced, with at least 10 point font. I encourage you to schedule a meeting with me and your project team before the proposals are due, so that we can discuss whether your idea is of the appropriate scope for this course.
Your proposal should contain at least the following information:
Project IdeasYou are encouraged to be creative with your projects, and to come up with your own project ideas. You are also encouraged to discuss your ideas with me before you turn them into a proposal. Please refer to the Blackboard site of the course for descriptions of my suggestions for project ideas. (Coming soon.)
Mid-term Project ReportIn order to check on your progress and help identify any problems as early as possible, I am asking that you turn in a progress report roughly half-way through the time alloted to complete your project. The report should include a description of the milestones you have accomplished so far, out of the set of goals from your project proposal, and it should include a description of any unforeseen problems that you have encountered. Also, give a brief schedule of what you will tackle for the rest of the project.
Project PresentationOn the last day of class, each project team will give a presentation about their course project.
Format (subject to change):
Content:Your presentation should include information on the following --
Due the Monday of Finals WeekTogether with your project presentation, the project report will form the bulk of your project grade. It should be roughly `half' of a conference paper, both in content and in the amount of work done.
Content:Your report should include the content from your presentation, as well as references to related work.
EvaluationYou will be graded on three key factors: 1) How clear and understandable is the material that you produced? 2) How well does your work address the project goals? 3) How informative and helpful is your work for someone else who is working on the same or very similar problems?
Every team member will receive the same grade for the proposal, presentation, and report.
The overall project grade will be determined as follows: 10% for the proposal, 40% for the presentation, and 50% for the report.