Project Proposal in GSoC 2019

Olly Betts olly at
Wed Mar 20 19:33:23 GMT 2019

On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 07:55:55PM +0530, Sourav Saha wrote:
> I am interested in applying for the two projects listed in the Xapian Gsoc
> 2019 project idealist: "Learning to Rank Stabilisation" and "Weighting
> Schemes". I have downloaded the codebase and going through some of the
> commits related to Letor API, BM25, and DFR weighting schemes. Can anyone
> tell me how to write about the formal proposal for the above-mentioned
> projects?

We encourage using the template outdream linked to.

As for how to approach it, working through the steps in our GSoC Guide
should help.  It sounds like you've already chosen a project (or at
least narrowed down to a couple of options), and started to dig into
the code a bit, so this is about the place to start:


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