CS276A / LING 239I
Text Retrieval and Mining
Meeting Times and Locations
Lecture: 3 units, TuTh 4:15-5:30 in Gates B01
Review sessions: One for each assignment (see the syllabus), F 3:15-4:05 in Gates B01
Staff Contact Information
Newsgroup: Rather than sending emails, students should post most questions to the course newsgroup, su.class.cs276a.
Email: If you have a question not appropriate for the newsgroup (e.g., one that is only relevant to your situation or one that reveals part of your solution to a homework question), please email the staff mailing list at email@example.com.
Office: Gates 158
Office Hours: Tuesday 3-4, Wednesday 3-4
Office: none on campus
Office Hours: by appointment
Office: Gates B26B (during office hours only)
Office Hours: Tuesday 1:30-3, Friday 1:30-3
Phone: 650-736-1817 (during office hours only)
Office: Gates B24B (during office hours only)
Office Hours: Monday 1-2, Thursday 3-4
Note: no office hours on Nov 4, instead we'll hold extra office hours on Wed, Nov 17 1-2 in Gates B24A
Phone: 650-736-1816 (during office hours only)
Office: Gates 419
Tentative Grading Policy:
Problem sets (2)
Practical exercises (2)
Tentative Assignment/Exam Schedule:
In addition to the midterm and final, we will assign two written problem sets and two programming-based practical exercises. Refer to the right-most column of the syllabus for the scheduled dates.
Assignments must be submitted by 5 p.m. Pacific on the due date. Problem sets should be handed to Louis in class or left in the box outside of Professor Manning's office. (SCPD students should deliver their problem sets via the SCPD courier system.) Practical exercises should be submitted online according to instructions in the assignment handouts.
- Late days:
Each student has 5 late days to use at his or her discretion. Please reserve your late days for legitimate emergencies. Each late day constitutes a 24-hour extension; you cannot split late days into smaller increments. If partners on a practical exercise want to take a late day, each student must contribute a day from his or her allotment.
- Late penalties:
Once a student runs out of late days, any late submissions are penalized
at a rate of 10% per day. No assignment may be handed in more than 5 days late.
- You may talk to anybody you want about the assignments, including working through problems together in groups. Indeed, we encourage you to work in groups, and to work with different people through the quarter.
- For written problem sets:
- you must state on your written assignment the people you discussed problems with, and
- you are not allowed to take detailed notes in any group sessions that will appear verbatim in assignment write-ups. Everybody has to turn in written homework answers that are written solely by himself/herself.
- For practical exercises you may work with one other person and submit a single copy of your work.
If you feel that we made a mistake in grading one of your assignments, you can resubmit the assignment for a regrade. Please include a brief statement describing which portion(s) you would like us to review and why. Note that when you request a regrade, we reserve the right to review your entire assignment -- i.e. we may find errors in your work that we missed before.
All actual, detailed work on the solution of problem sets must be individual work. You are encouraged to discuss problem sets with each other in a general way, but if you do so, then you must acknowledge the people with whom you discussed the problem set at the top of your submission.
You should not look for problem answers elsewhere; but again, if material is taken from elsewhere, then you should acknowledge it. For practical exercises, you are not permitted to get programming help from people other than your partner. Normally, you are permitted to use pre-existing code, but you must acknowledge code that you have taken from other sources. In general, we will act and expect you to act according to the Stanford Honor Code.
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Last modified: September 27, 2004