SIKS Tutorials: " Learning and Reasoning " and "Information Retrieval "



From June 04-07 2013, the School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) organizes two tutorials "Information Retrieval" (04-05 June) and "Learning and Reasoning" (06-07 June). Both courses will be given in English and are part of the Tutorial Program for SIKS-PhD -students. Although these courses are primarily intended for SIKS-PhD-students, other participants are not excluded. However, their number of passes will be restricted and depends on the number of SIKS-PhD -students taking the course.

LOCATION: Landgoed Huize Bergen , Vught

DATE: 04-07 June 2013

  • Dr. P. Groot (RUN), Learning and Reasoning
  • Dr. ir. D. Hiemstra (UT), Information Retrieval
  • Prof. dr. ir. W. Kraaij (RUN), Information Rtrieval
  • Dr. A. ten Teije (VU), Learning and Reasoning
  • Prof. dr. ir. Th. P. van der Weide (RUN), Information Retrieval

PROGRAM: The program is not available yet, but may include the following topics:

Learning and Reasoning:

-Probabilistic reasoning / Introduction Bayesian networks
- introduction machine learning
- reinforcement learning
- learning and reasoning for information access
- qualitative reasoning
- argumentation systems
- model based reasoning

Information Retrieval:

- Capita selecta IR (formalisms, models),
- probabilistic models for IR,
- multi-media retrieval,
- empirical methods for IR,
- multi-media retrieval,
- XML retrieval, web mining en web retrieval,
- automatic query improvement.

In the conference center there is a limited number of places and there is interest from other groups in the topic as well. Therefore, an early registration is required.

Deadline for registration for SIKS-Ph.D.-students: May 21 2013

After that date, applications to participate will be honoured in a first-come first-serve manner. Of course, applications to participate from other interested groups are welcome already. They will receive a notification whether they can participate as soon as possible.

For registration you are kindly requested to fill in the registration form

Arrangement 1 includes single room, all meals, and course material.
Arrangement 2 includes two lunches, one dinner and course material. So no stay in the hotel and no breakfast.