[Xapian-devel] GSoC Aspirant : Learning to Rank

Parth Gupta pargup8 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 9 10:14:08 GMT 2014

Hi Osho,

You should be able to start with the Learning-to-Rank project by the
instructions given at the Project Ideas page. The latest repository of the
code is at: https://github.com/rishabhmehrotra/xapian

Also some recent discussions on the Xapian-devel mining lest may also be of

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.


On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 7:03 PM, Osho Gupta B.Tech., ECE, IIT-BHU, Varanasi
(INDIA) <osho.gupta.ece11 at iitbhu.ac.in> wrote:

> Sir,
> I am an Undergraduate student of *Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras
> Hindu University, Varanasi. "IIT-V"*. I am pursuing my B.Tech. in
> Electronics Engineering, currently in the 3rd year.
> I have a keen interest in the field of *Machine Learning, Data Mining,
> Natural Language Processing, and Information Retrieval*. Also I have
> worked a lot upon fields like NLP, Speech Synthesis-Recognition and
> Processing, Image and Video Processing, Machine Learning and Neural
> Networks. What I found after working in all these is ML is common to all
> and suits my interest.
> I have done online courses on Machine Learning (by Andrew NG), and
> Introduction to NLP (by Dan Jurafsky and Christopher Manning). I have done
> various projects on Machine Learning including implementation of *Neural
> Networks, SVM, CRF, PCA, etc* and have deep knowledge in these fields.
> Currently, I am engaged in a research Project over *NLP (Temporal
> analysis of Tweets)*, under guidance of *Dr. Judith Gelerenter, Carnegie
> Mellon University*, since October 2013 which is soon going to complete
> and our work will be made open source after its completion this project
> involved use of machine learning methods like *SVM and CRF for NLP*.
> Last summer I did an internship in Korea on Speech Processing which
> involved neural networks for Speech recognition. Also, I am learning Deep
> Learning for my interest. I am efficient coder in *C, C++, Python and
> Matlab/Octave.*
> I am a self-motivated student and I am very interested in contributing
> more and more in field of ML and IR. Now, I want to do some open source
> contributions and GSOC is the best platform to do so. I would like to
> sincerely contribute to Ranking section of Xapian
> I saw the Ideas list of Xapian and these two projects under *Ranking*category cathced my eye. I am particularly interested in *Project:
> Learning to Rank*. Machine learning is core field of my interest and I am
> good at it.
> This seems to be a great project to get hands on experience in ML and IR,
> with contributing to open source. By my past experiences I am trained to
> work alone under mentorship, and I will give my 100% sincere efforts in
> completing whichever task I am given up.
> Please help me on how should I proceed for GSoC.
> *-Osho Gupta*
> * 3rd Year, B.Tech. **,*
> * Department of Electronics Engineering,*
> * Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University,*
> * Varanasi, India*
> * Contact no.: +918604221858 <%2B918604221858>*
> * Email ID: **osho.gupta.ece11 at iitbhu.ac.in
> <osho.gupta.ece11 at iitbhu.ac.in>*
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