Web Mining and Its Advanced Topics
Summer 2012
York University

Semester: Summer 2012
Course/Sect#: ITEC 6205
Lecture Time: Mon 7:00pm-10:00pm
Wed 7:00pm-10:00pm
Location: TEL 0004
T.A.: Vivian Hu
Instructor: Jimmy Huang
Office: TEL 3048
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone #: 416-736-2100 x30149
e-mail: jhuang AT yorku DOT ca

Welcome to the Web Mining and Its Advanced Topics course, ITEC-6205 for Summer term 2012. Materials, instructions, and notices for the course will accumulate here over the semester.

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Course Description

The major objectives of this course are to present Web mining and its advanced topics from a practical point of view and for the graduate students to obtain a solid grasp of how techniques in Web mining technology can be applied to solve problems in real-world applications. This course is an advanced course that is offered to graduate students, researchers and professionals in the IT field. It will mainly focus on research projects, paper review and presenation of research papers. In particular, this course will be taught in a research oriented style. Grading is based on a large research project, a final examination, research papers, assignments and presentations. There is a big research component in this course. The assignments generally involve implementing and experimenting with an idea/method on real text data. The final course project is to give the students hands-on experience on developing some novel Web information management tools.

Reference Books and Materials

Web Data Mining
          Exploring Hyperlinks, Contents and Usage Data
532 pages.
Bing Liu
Springer, 2007
ISBN: 978-3-540-37881-5
Mining the Web: Discovering
          Knowledge from Hypertext Data
Soumen Chakrabarti
Morgan-Kaufmann Publishers, 352 pages
ISBN: 1-55860-754-4
Foundations of Web Technology.
Sarukkai R.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003
ISBN: 1-4020-7166-3
Mining the World Wide Web:
          An Information Search Approach
Chang G., Healey M. J. et al.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003
ISBN: 0-7923-7349-9
          Supplementary Readings (will be posted later)

Grading Criteria / Course Requirements

Percentage When
Course Project 30% some time in April
Final Exam 25% some time in April
Assignments 20% 2 assigments, due through the semester
Paper Review and Presentation 15% due through the semester
Participation 10%  



Paper Review and Presentation


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