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Course module: 201300074
201300074
Research Experiments in Databases and Information Retrieval
Course infoSchedule
Course module201300074
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr.ir. M. van Keulen
E-mailm.vankeulen@utwente.nl
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
dr. F.A. Bukhsh
Contactperson for the course
dr.ir. M. van Keulen
Examiner
dr.ir. M. van Keulen
Lecturer
M. Nauta
Academic year2021
Starting block
2B
RemarksThe maximum of student who can register for the course is 24.
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Aims
Upon successful completion of the course, the students are able to:
  • Set-up and execute their own research in the field of Databases and/or Information Retrieval using a proper research method involving experiments.
  • Report verbally about their research to other researchers.
  • Write a research paper on their research contribution good enough to be included in the CTIT Technical Reports Series.
+ (in the process) students deepen their knowledge of a particular area in the fields of Databases and/or Information Retrieval.
Content
The course REDI is meant as a follow-up for other courses in the fields of Databases and Information Retrieval. In these courses, the required knowledge about the research field has been studied. In REDI, the student will do a research project, which can be either empirical research or the design of an algorithm or system that is experimentally validated. The goal of this course is to obtain experience in doing research, especially in conducting experiments, communicating about them verbally and in writing, and to deepen the knowledge about the research field.

The student will need to set up and conduct an entire research project and communicate these findings with presentations and a research paper. The research will be conducted alone or in pairs. There are several sessions during the quartile: one to explain the possible project assignments and the organization of the course, one or two to explain in more detail how to conduct and write about experimental research, and two sessions for the groups to present their project to the other students (halfway and at the end).

Every year, a theme is chosen for a coherent set of project assignments. In 2021/2022, the theme is “Explanations” meaning technology for providing explanations such as explaining the predictions/decisions of AI, and process mining for explaining the business processes of organizations. All the research projects contribute to ongoing research of EEMCS research groups.

The number of participants in this course is limited. Signing up is handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Besides a grade for the course, the student(s) also receive a review on their research paper as if it was sent to a scientific workshop. Although this review will have no (direct) influence on the grade, it will give an indication of the quality of the paper and how far one is from being able to participate in the international research community. Some papers may be selected for submission to an international venue outside the scope of the course.
 
Assumed previous knowledge
To follow the course in a useful way, the student should have knowledge of the structure and functions of databases or search technology. This is covered in one or more master courses with a Database or Information Retrieval topic.
Participating study
Master Computer Science
Participating study
Master Interaction Technology
Required materials
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Recommended materials
Course material
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Instructional modes
Lecture

Presentation(s)
Presence dutyYes

Project supervised

Project unsupervised

Tests
Assignments, Presentation

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