What the School is About
This is the same Information Retrieval
and Web Mining PhD course of Stanford University offered
here in a slightly condensed form.
It is taught by the same instructors,
Prabhakar Raghavan and
Basic and advanced techniques for text-based information systems: efficient text indexing;
Boolean, vector space, and probabilistic retrieval models; evaluation and interface issues;
Web search including crawling, link-based algorithms, and Web metadata; text/Web clustering,
classification, wrapper, information extraction, and collaborative filtering systems; text mining.
Two additional talks on crawling and compression techniques will be delivered by
Massimo Santini and
The course entails a project, chosen from diverse topics in information retrieval.
How to participate:
You can register here.
For any questions, contact the
Fellowships: A certain number of
BICI-Unesco(ROSTE) grants are available.
- Lectures are Monday through Friday, 2 and a half hrs each morning, with a 30 minute break.
- Week 1 is covered by Prabhakar Raghavan, with additional afternoon talk
on how to build a crawler delivered by Massimo Santini.
- Week 2 is covered by Hinrich Schütze, with additional afternoon talk
on compression techniques for the web delivered by Paolo Boldi.
- Twice a week the instructor meets the students for a 1-2 hrs afternoon question/answer session.
The meeting will be held in the small medieval
hilltop town of Bertinoro. This town is in
Emilia Romagna about 50km east of Bologna at an elevation of about
230m. Here is a map
putting it in context. It is easily reached by train and taxi from Bologna and is
close to many splendid Italian locations such as Ravenna,
a treasure trove of byzantine art and history, and
of San Marino (all within 35km) as well as some less well-known
locations like the thermal springs of Fratta
Terme and the castle and monastic gardens of Monte
Maggio. Bertinoro can also be a base for visiting some of
the better-known Italian locations such as Padua, Ferrara, Vicenza,
Venice, Florence and Siena.
Bertinoro itself is picturesque, with many
narrow streets and walkways winding around the central peak. The
meeting will be held in a redoubtable ex-Episcopal
fortress that has been converted by the University of Bologna into
a modern conference center with computing facilities and Internet access.
From the fortress you can enjoy a beautiful
that stretches from the Tuscan Apennines to the Adriatic coast.
List of participants
- Albert Bifet, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
- Giacomo Buratti, University of Camerino
- Paul Alexandru Chirita, University of Hannover
- Carlos Alberto Alejandro Castillo-Ocaranza, Universidad de Chile
- Debora Donato, University La Sapienza of Rome
- Richard Farkas, University of Szeged
- Daniel Fogaras, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
- Filippo Geraci, CNR Pisa
- Antonio Gullì , University of Pisa
- Peter Halacsy, Eötvös Lorànd University
- Gabor Kiss, Eötvös Lorànd University
- Cosmin Paduraru , University of Bucharest
- Alessandro Panconesi, University La Sapienza of Rome
- Marco Pellegrini, CNR Pisa
- Samuele Ruco, University La Sapienza of Rome
- Mauro Sozio, University La Sapienza of Rome
- Gyorgy Szarvas, University of Szeged
- Alessandro Tiberi, University La Sapienza of Rome
- Laura Tolosi, University of Bucharest
- Mate Uher, Eötvös Lorànd University
- Ingmar Weber, Max Planck Institut für Informatik
Organization and Sponsorship
University La Sapienza of Rome
|Andrea Bandini, Elena Della Godenza, Centro Congressi di Bertinoro
BICI Bertinoro International Center for Informatics |
|| UNESCO OFFICE IN VENICE -
REGIONAL BUREAU FOR SCIENCE IN EUROPE (ROSTE)