[Xapian-devel] Contributing to Xapian
gmanu at umich.edu
Thu Dec 4 05:43:32 GMT 2014
Maybe I can start off with Hanxiao's branch but I can see there are two
which one should I pick?
I have already successfully built xapian from the git repository (
Since I am new to ML (well I dont know anything about it?), should I read
the paper try to make sense out of it and get back too?
On Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 5:08 AM, Parth Gupta <pargup8 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have merged Jiarong's branch and xapian/master in my master brach:
> It builds (you would have to .nobootstrap xapain-bindings).
> It would be also good to test the feature calculation modules in the new
> API framework (the above branch) if you are more interested in the general
> framework of the LTR. But if you are more keen on the ML part then
> Hanxiao's branch would be a good point to start and to do what James is
> On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 8:26 AM, James Aylett <james-xapian at tartarus.org>
>> I'd suggest that a good thing to look at would be functional tests of the
>> metrics and algorithms in Hanxiao Sun's work from this summer. You'll
>> generally need to go either to the original paper, or find an alternative
>> implementation, to build up a series of tests that demonstrate that the
>> implementation is doing what it is supposed to.
>> Xapian-core contains a test framework which it would be sensible to reuse
>> for this.
>> (Tests can be fairly easily merged at a later point because they'll be
>> largely independent of other tidying up needed to merge this summer's work.)
>> > On 1 Dec 2014, at 04:47, Olly Betts <olly at survex.com> wrote:
>> >> On Sun, Nov 30, 2014 at 02:09:50PM -0500, Manu Gupta wrote:
>> >> I will try to work on :
>> >> http://trac.xapian.org/wiki/GSoCProjectIdeas#Project:LearningtoRank
>> >> I will be taking a Machine Learning class the next semester and I hope
>> >> this project will help me supplement my learning in Machine Learning
>> >> also gain a bit of knowledge in IR.
>> >> If you can give me ideas on how to get around with the code for LTR
>> >> project, it will be awesome. I can look at it and get back to you.
>> > Unfortunately right now there's not a single place with the code you
>> > need to look at.
>> > Parth's work from GSoC 2011 is on master in the xapian-letor
>> > subdirectory, and James has gone through the 2012 work to pick out the
>> > useful changes, and I merged those to master earlier today.
>> > But in GSoC 2014 we had 2 letor projects working on different aspects,
>> > and we need to sort out getting those both cleaned up and merged. We
>> > should manage to do that before GSoC 2015, but right now you probably
>> > need to look at both those branches:
>> > Cheers,
>> > Olly
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