Midterm Presentations
CS520, Fall 2006

Due: Tuesday, November 7

Please upload your midterm presentation slides to CSNS. One submission from each group is sufficient. Note that file uploading will be disabled automatically after 11:59PM of the due date, so please turn in your work on time.

Each group must choose to present one of the WWW 2006 papers listed in the Papers section. Each group member must present at least 10 minutes, and each presentation must be at least 30 minutes and no more than an hour. Please let me know what paper you choose by Friday, October 27. Paper selection is first-come-first-serve.

Here are some of the things I'll look for in your presentation:

Total points for the midterm presentation is 20, half of which is for the presentation as a whole, and the other half is for individual performance. To get a good individual score, please make sure you understand the whole paper, not just the part you present. In particular, I may ask you questions about things presented by your group members, and you are supposed to able to answer them.


1. Jose and John - Browsing on Small Screens: Recasting Web-Page Segmentation into an Efficient Machine Learning Framework, by Shumeet Baluja.
2. Jigar, Dhaval, Kunjal, and Mayur - Detecting Online Commercial Intention (OCI), by Honghua Dai, Lingzhi Zhao, Zaiqing Nie, Ji-Rong Wen, Lee Wang, and Ying Li.
3. Chanwit, Devangi, Ishani, and Habib - Addressing the Testing Challenge with a Web-Based E-Assessment System that Tutors as it Assesses, by Mingyu Feng, Neil T. Heffernan, and Kenneth R. Koedinger.
4. Christopher, Harumi, and Armando - Random Sampling from a Search Engine's Index, by Ziv Bar-Yossef and Maxim Gurevich. (WWW 2006 Best Paper Award)
5. Richard - Visualizing Tags over Time, by Micah Dubinko, Ravi Kumar, Joseph Magnani, Jasmine Novak, Prabhakar Raghavan, and Andrew Tomkins.


1. FeedEx: Collaborative Exchange of News Feeds, by Seung Jun and Mustaque Ahamad.
2. Probabilistic Models for Discovering E-Communities, by Ding Zhou, Eren Manavoglu,Jia Li, C. Lee Giles, and Hongyuan Zha.
3. Communities from Seed Sets, by Reid Andersen and Kevin J. Lang.