[Xapian-devel] Contributing to Xapian

Parth Gupta pargup8 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 18:06:31 GMT 2014

For starting with Learning to Rank, there are many tutorials available
presented in major IR and NLP conferences, just search it over web. If  you
have basic understanding of information retrieval systems, you should be
able to follow them.

On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 12:03 PM, James Aylett <james-xapian at tartarus.org>

> On 4 Dec 2014, at 05:43, Manu Gupta <gmanu at umich.edu> wrote:
> > Maybe I can start off with Hanxiao's branch but I can see there are two
> repos.
> >
> > https://github.com/v-hasu/xapian/tree/gsoc2014-evaluation
> > https://github.com/v-hasu/xapian/tree/gsoc2014
> These are two branches; I’d probably pick the second one and look at
> finding ways of testing the various ranking algorithms implemented there.
> > I have already successfully built xapian from the git repository (
> https://github.com/xapian/xapian)
> As Parth mentioned, you need to remove xapian-bindings/.nobootstrap in
> order to have that built from git. So I’d check out Hanxiao’s gsoc2014
> branch, delete xapian-bindings/.nobootstrap, and do the
> bootstrap-configure-make dance to check that everything is working there
> for you.
> > 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?
> Yes; Parth should be able to recommend where to get started in the
> literature.
> J
> --
>  James Aylett, occasional trouble-maker
>  xapian.org
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