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From Fernando Wasylyszyn <ferw...@yahoo.com.ar>
Subject Re: GSoC
Date Wed, 23 Feb 2011 02:19:02 GMT
"This also give other contributors a chance to help and get interested in your 
work!!"
I really would love to contribute to this project!

Regards.
Fernando.




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De: Simon Willnauer <simon.willnauer@googlemail.com>
Para: dev@lucene.apache.org
CC: David Nemeskey <nemeskey.david@sztaki.hu>
Enviado: martes, 22 de febrero, 2011 11:22:57
Asunto: Re: GSoC

I think that is good for now. I should get started on codeawards and
wrap up our proposals. I hope I can do that this week.

simon

On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 3:16 PM, David Nemeskey
<nemeskey.david@sztaki.hu> wrote:
> Hey,
>
> I have written the proposal. Please let me know if you want more / less of
> certain parts. Should I upload it somewhere?
>
> Implementation plan soon to follow.
>
> Sorry for the late reply; I have been rather busy these past few weeks.
>
> David
>
> On Wednesday, February 02, 2011 10:35:55 Simon Willnauer wrote:
>> Hey David,
>>
>> I saw that you added a tiny line to the GSoC Lucene wiki - thanks for that.
>>
>> On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 10:10 AM, David Nemeskey
>>
>> <nemeskey.david@sztaki.hu> wrote:
>> > Hi guys,
>> >
>> > Mark, Robert, Simon: thanks for the support! I really hope we can work
>> > together this summer (and before that, obviously).
>>
>> Same here!
>>
>> > According to http://www.google-
>> > melange.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2011/timeline , there's
>> > still some time until the application period. So let me use this week to
>> > finish my PhD research plan, and get back to you next week.
>> >
>> > I am not really familiar with how the program works, i.e. how detailed
>> > the application description should be, when mentorship is decided, etc.
>> > so I guess we will have a lot to talk about. :)
>>
>> so from a 10000ft view it work like this:
>>
>> 1. Write up a short proposal what your idea is about
>> 2. make it public! and publish a implementation plan - how you would
>> want to realize your proposal. If you don't follow that 100% in the
>> actual impl. don't worry. Its just mean to give us an idea that you
>> know what you are doing and where you want to go. something like a 1
>> A4 rough design doc.
>> 3. give other people the change to apply for the same suggestion (this
>> is how it works though)
>> 4 Let the ASF / us assign one or more possible mentors to it
>> 5. let us apply for a slot in GSoC (those are limited for organizations)
>> 6. get accepted
>> 7. rock it!
>>
>> > (Actually, should we move this discussion private?)
>>
>> no - we usually do everything in public except of discussion within
>> the PMC that are meant to be private for legal reasons or similar
>> things. Lets stick to the mailing list for all communication except
>> you have something that should clearly not be public. This also give
>> other contributors a chance to help and get interested in your work!!
>>
>> simon
>>
>> > David
>> >
>> >> Hi David, honestly this sounds fantastic.
>> >>
>> >> It would be great to have someone to work with us on this issue!
>> >>
>> >> To date, progress is pretty slow-going (minor improvements, cleanups,
>> >> additional stats here and there)... but we really need all the help we
>> >> can get, especially from people who have a really good understanding
>> >> of the various models.
>> >>
>> >> In case you are interested, here are some references to discussions
>> >> about adding more flexibility (with some prototypes etc):
>> >> http://www.lucidimagination.com/search/document/72787e0e54f798e4/baby_st
>> >> eps _towards_making_lucene_s_scoring_more_flexible
>> >> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-2392
>> >>
>> >> On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 11:32 AM, David Nemeskey
>> >>
>> >> <nemeskey.david@sztaki.hu> wrote:
>> >> > Hi all,
>> >> >
>> >> > I have already sent this mail to Simon Willnauer, and he suggested
me
>> >> > to post it here for discussion.
>> >> >
>> >> > I am David Nemeskey, a PhD student at the Eotvos Lorand University,
>> >> > Budapest, Hungary. I am doing an IR-related research, and we have
>> >> > considered using Lucene as our search engine. We were quite satisfied
>> >> > with the speed and ease of use. However, we would like to experiment
>> >> > with different ranking algorithms, and this is where problems arise.
>> >> > Lucene only supports the VSM, and unfortunately the ranking
>> >> > architecture seems to be tailored specifically to its needs.
>> >> >
>> >> > I would be very much interested in revamping the ranking component
as
>> >> > a GSoC project. The following modifications should be doable in the
>> >> > allocated time frame:
>> >> > - a new ranking class hierarchy, which is generic enough to allow easy
>> >> > implementation of new weighting schemes (at least bag-of-words ones),
>> >> > - addition of state-of-the-art ranking methods, such as Okapi BM25,
>> >> > proximity and DFR models,
>> >> > - configuration for ranking selection, with the old method as default.
>> >> >
>> >> > I believe all users of Lucene would profit from such a project. It
>> >> > would provide the scientific community with an even more useful
>> >> > research aid, while regular users could benefit from superior ranking
>> >> > results.
>> >> >
>> >> > Please let me know your opinion about this proposal.
>> >
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