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Course details 2012-2013  
Project Databases
Course Code :2001WETPDB
Study domain:Computer Science
Semester:Semester: 2nd semester
Contact hours:45
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction :English
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Theobald Martin
Bart Goethals


1. Prerequisites

At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
An active knowlegde of :
  • English
  • General knowledge of the use of a PC and the Internet
Specific prerequisites for this course:
Basic programming skills, preferably in Java

2. Learning outcomes

Main objectives: Analysis of extended projects in computer science, design of extended projects in computer science.

The students have to realize a project individually. They gain experience in a thorough analysis of a large practical database management problem and in the development of a practical solution.

3. Course contents

This year, we will implement a focused crawler which is able to automatically classify Web pages according to their textual contents. The goal of the project is to build a specialized search engine for researchers' homepages and their publications in the Computer Science domain. We will employ the following tools:
  • Java JDK 7
  • Apache Lucene
  • SVM-light
  • Apache PDFBox

4. Teaching method

Class contact teaching:
  • Laboratory sessions
  • Skills training

  • Personal work:
  • Assignments:In group

  • Project-based work:
  • In group

  • Facilities for working students
    Classroom activities:
    • Exercise sessions: free to choose the group division

    Individual work:
    • In group: individual alternative assignment possible

    5. Assessment method and criteria


    6. Study material

    Required reading

    Depending on the subject of the project.

    Optional reading

    The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
    Depending on the subject of the project.

    7. Contact information

    (+)last update: 19/02/2013 17:17 martin.theobald