Thursday, December 15, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
I notice you replaced A's pay rate with per-click, did you also mean to replace B's rate with per-click?On Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 10:21 PM, Subbarao Kambhampati <email@example.com> wrote:
In the first part of the question VIII, please change "per impression" to "per click" (basically, the advertiser won't payunless the user actually goes to the advertiser's page by clicking on the ad)VIII. [3+3] A search engine has bids on advertisements from two advertisers, A and B.Assume that A and B want their ads to be shown w.r.t the same query Q. Suppose furtherthat the search engine cannot show more than one advertisement. A is willing to pay 20cper XXimpressionXX click . B is willing to pay 10c per impression. How should the search enginedecide as to whose ad it should show? Pay particular attention to whether the searchengine has all the information to make a decision, and if it needs more information, howit will get it.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
[IX] [15pt] [Required for 598 students. Optional-extra-credit for 494 ones]
For the purposes of this question, assume that you are planning to pick a topic for your next research paper (presumably because you want to make progress towards your dissertation/thesis). Here is the link to the proceedings of WWW 2011
Suppose you are trying to work on extending one of these papers. Select a paper. Read at least the abstract and introduction. Now, use only the space given to answer:
· In your words write down what the paper is trying to do and how it is related to what we discussed in the course.
· What follow-on work would you be interested in doing on the paper and why?
I didn't have the solution for the last question. basically, you should see a straight line (or close to one) if you plot# citations w.r.t. rank.The slope of that closest fit line is the rRao
Monday, December 5, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
Here is the link to sign up for demo slots. Please just put in a fake phone number when signing up.
To reiterate, each demo slot will be 10-12 minutes long, and will involve you running some queries using all of the parts of the project you implemented and telling me about any extra credit parts you implemented. All the demos will be held in BYENG 558 (the office right next to Dr Rao’s.)
Thanks and Regards,
Just a quick heads up – at 5:30pm today, I will send out a link that will allow you to register for time slots for the demo. The demo slots are Monday to Friday all next week (12/5 – 12/9), between 1 and 4pm. Each demo will be 10 to 12 minutes long, and I will ask you to run a few sample queries on every part of the project and tell me about any extra credit you have implemented.
Thanks and Regards,
DUE: 12/6: Mandatory Interactive Review Blog qn (You should post your answer as a comment to this thread )
"List five nontrivial ideas you came to appreciate during the course of this semester"
(You cannot list generic statements like "I thought pagerank was cool". Any cross-topic connections
you saw are particularly welcome. )
Note that you must post your response as a comment to this particular message on the class blog.
All comments must be done by the beginning of Tuesday's class (12/6).
If you have forgotten what we have done, see the class home page for a description.