[Xapian-devel] Help with xapian

karthik iyer karthikiyer2000 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 15 13:26:39 GMT 2014


Sorry for the long hiatus. I was caught with some other deadlines.

Could some one tell me some specific expectations from Letor for GSOC
2015? I am currently trying out some learning algorithm
implementations but need some help with it. Can Parth, James and
others related to LETOR please tell me the IRC availability for the
next few days.


On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 3:39 AM, James Aylett <james-xapian at tartarus.org> wrote:
> Oops, accidentally took this off-list; restoring.
> On 21 Oct 2014, at 19:19, karthik iyer <karthikiyer2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Can someone help me with the INEX dataset. I am not able find it anywhere. I created an account on the INEX website but still not able to get the dataset.
>> I have a MAP code ready with me. I am not too sure whether it is working fine or not because of the lack of INEX dataset.
>>> It's worth pointing out that we have as-yet-unmerged code from Summer of Code implementing MAP, NDGC and a bunch of other stuff — we're really hoping to get the letor code sorted out over the next few months with this starting to be merged in. So at some point in the future, hopefully there will be "pluggable" evaluation options which maybe you can use.
>> Btw what do you exactly mean by sorting out and bringing the letor module together? Is it like having a single header file for letor and using its features through straightforward function calls?
> The letor module on trunk lacks a lot of the work that has been done since then, but we have to do some work to be able to merge it in. It will result in more features, and hopefully an easier API to work with by the end of it, but unfortunately I can't give a concrete timescale to get things done by.
> J
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