Fall 2009 Reading List for the DAIS
I. Information Retrieval
- Basic concepts
retrieval model, TF-IDF weighting, relevance/pseudo feedback, query
expansion, mean average precision (MAP), normalized discounted
cumulative gain (NDCG), query-likelihood retrieval model, language
model smoothing, PageRank, inverted index
- Amit Singhal, Modern
Information Retrieval: A Brief Overview, IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin
24(4), pages 35-43, 2001.
- Chris Manning,
Prabhakar Raghaven, Hinrich Schutze, Introduction to Information
Retrieval, Cambridge University Press, 2008. (Chapter 8 Evaluation in
IR, Chapters 21 Link Analysis)
- ChengXiang Zhai,
Statistical Language Models for Information Retrieval, Morgan and
Claypool Publishers, 2008. (Chapter 1 Introduction, Chapter 2 Overview
of IR Models, and Chapter 3 Simple Query Likelihood Retrieval Model).
More advanced topics
Zhu, J. Wang, I. Cox, and M. Taylor, Risky business: modeling and exploiting
uncertainty in information retrieval,
Proceedings of ACM SIGIR 2009, pp.99-106.
B. Carterette, On rank correlation and the distance between rankings,
Proceedings of ACM SIGIR 2009, pp. 436-443.
E. Diemert, G. Vandelle, Unsupervised Query Categorization using
Automatically-Built Concept Graphs,
Proceedings of WWW 2009.
J. Liu, Y. Cao, C-Y Lin, Y. Huang, M. Zhou, Low-Quality Product Review
Detection in Opinion Summarization,
Proceedings of 2007 EMNLP/CoNLL, pp. 334-342.
II. Data Mining and Data Warehousing
- Basic Concepts
- Data warehousing:
star schema, data cube (be able to list half a dozen typical data cube
computation methods), multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP)
- Data mining:
frequent pattern mining (be able to list half a dozen typical methods),
sequential pattern mining (be able to list at four or five typical
methods), correlation analysis, classification (be able to list half a
dozen typical methods), clustering (be able to list half a dozen
- J. Han and M.
Kamber, Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques, 2nd edition. Chapters 3
& 4 (for data warehousing); Chapters 2, 5-7 (for data mining).
Morgan Kaufmann 2006.
- More advanced topics
- Prediction cubes.
Chen, Chen, Lin, and Ramakrishnan. VLDB 2005. [pdf]
- ARCube: Supporting
Ranking Aggregate Queries in Partially Materialized Data Cubes. Wu,
Xin, and Han. SIGMOD 2008. [pdf]
- Y. Sun, et al.,
Clustering of Heterogeneous Information Networks with Star Network
Schema", Proc. 2009 ACM SIGKDD Int. Conf. on Knowledge
Discovery and Data Mining (KDD'09), Paris, France, June 2009.
- SCAN: A Structural
Clustering Algorithm for Networks. Xu et al. KDD 2007. [acm]
Discriminative Pattern Mining for Effective Classification. Cheng,
Yan, Han, and Yu. ICDE 2008. [pdf]
III. Database Management Systems
- Basic concepts
- Hardware: disk
sector, track, block, seek, latency, how to lay out a database page
- Data modeling: ER,
OO, and Object-Relational approaches
- Concurrency control
and recovery: ACID, serializability, two-phase locking, two-phase
commit, logging and recovery, the impact of data replication
- Queries: access
methods (hashing, B-trees, multidimensional access methods), how to
optimize a query, SQL
- Benchmarks: TPC-C
You can use any database textbook you like to study the most basic of the
concepts listed above; for example, CS411 teaches these concepts. (Note
that you will be expected to be able to demonstrate your understanding
of the concepts by applying them (as opposed to simply being able to
define them).) In the remaining entries, "RDS" refers to
Stonebraker's Readings in Database Systems.
- Generalized Search
Trees for Database Systems. Hellerstein et al. VLDB 1995 and RDS. [pdf] We
include this paper as the reference for multidimensional access
methods; access methods based on B-trees and hashing should be covered
in any database textbook.
- New TPC Benchmarks
for Decision Support and Web Commerce. Poess and Floyd. SIGMOD Record
29(4), December 2000. [pdf]
- Inclusion of New
Types in Relational Data Base Systems. Stonebraker. ICDE 1986 and RDS.
include this paper as your reference for understanding the impact of
extensibility (as, for example, intended by the object-relational
model) on a DBMS.
- More advanced topics
Please note that databases are a very broad field. The papers listed
here will be changed frequently, to reflect this breadth.
- Database Core
Approximate Query Processing with the DBO Engine. Jermaine, Arumugam,
Pol, and Dobra. SIGMOD 2007. [acm]
- Compiling Mappings
to Bridge Applications and Databases. Melnik, Adya, and
Bernstein. SIGMOD 2007. [acm]
- Information Systems
- Scalable Semantic
Web Data Management Using Vertical Partitioning. Abadi, Marcus, Madden, and
Hollenbach. VLDB 2007. [pdf]
- iTrails: Pay-as-you-go Information
Integration in Dataspaces. Salles et al. VLDB 2007. [pdf]
- Basic Concepts
- Sequence alignment
- Motif finding and regulatory
- Gene prediction
- DNA sequencing
- Phylogenetic tree reconstruction
- Gene expression analysis
- Clustering of biological data
- Biological sequence analysis---probabilistic
models of proteins and nucleic acids, by Durbin, Eddy,
Krogh, and Mitchison. Read Chapters 2 (Pairwise alignment), 3 (Markov
chains and hidden Markov models), and 8.1-8.5 (Probabilistic approaches
o Bradley RK, Roberts
A, Smoot M, Juvekar S, Do J, et al. 2009
Fast Statistical Alignment.
PLoS Comput Biol 5(5): e1000392. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000392
o Kundaje A, Xin X, Lan
C, Lianoglou S, Zhou M, et al. 2008
A Predictive Model of the Oxygen and Heme Regulatory Network in Yeast.
PLoS Comput Biol 4(11): e1000224. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000224
o Edelman EJ, Guinney
J, Chi J-T, Febbo PG, Mukherjee S, 2008
Modeling Cancer Progression via Pathway Dependencies.
PLoS Comput Biol 4(2): e28. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.0040028