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732A92 Text Mining


The examination for this course is centred around the course’s learning objectives. For each objective there are one or more examination components that test how well you meet that objective. This page presents these components and their specific knowledge requirements, forms of examination, and grade requirements in detail.

Examination components

The examination for this course consists of the following components:

  • LAB1 Laboration, 3 credits (U, G)
  • PRA1 Project, 3 credits (Fx, E, D, C, B, A)

In order to pass the course, you must have a passing grade on both components. Your final grade for the course is the grade for the project (PRA1).

When will the grades be determined? For each attempted component, the examiner will make a decision about your grade within 10 working days after the component’s formal examination date. The decision about your final grade for the course will be made as soon as the grades for all components have been determined. The last ordinary examination date for the course is 2018-01-19.

When does an examination component count as attempted? An examination component counts as attempted when you take an exam or submit an assignment that belongs to that component.

Failing a component and re-examination. If you attempt but do not pass an examination, your grade for the respective component will be Fail (U). In this case you have the right to be re-examined. For each attempted component, the examiner offers two re-examination attempts during the year following the course; see the section on Re-examination for detailed information about this.

LAB1 Laboration

This component tests to what extent you are able to apply the methods covered in the course to pre-defined problems according to given instructions.

Knowledge requirements

You apply the methods covered in the course to pre-defined problems according to given instructions. You evaluate the performance of methods and systems with given validation methods and interpret your results with simple judgements.

Form of the examination

This component is examined by a series of lab assignments or ‘labs’, which should be done in pairs.

Grade requirements

For a passing grade (G), you need a Pass on all labs.

Examination date and registration

The formal examination date for this component is the final examination date for the course, 2018-01-19. Before submitting your first lab, you and your lab partner will have to register in Webreg.

Feedback

To get feedback about how well you meet the knowledge requirements for this component, you can attend the tutored lab sessions, and make sure that you submit your assignments in time for the first due date. You can also get feedback during the examiner’s office hours (during term time).

PRA1 Project

This component tests to what extent you are able to independently apply the methods covered in the course to self-defined problems.

Knowledge requirements

You apply the methods covered in the course to independently solve practical problems. You evaluate the performance of methods and systems with suitable validation methods and interpret your results with well-developed judgements.

Assessment criteria for critical judgements

Form of the examination

This component is examined by a written report of between 2,000 and 4,000 words (ca. 4–8 pages). Your report should follow standard conventions of academic writing. Detailed information about the formal requirements for the report

When submitting your report, please follow the general rules for hand-in assignments.

Format of the subject line: 732A92-2017 PRA1 your LiU-ID marku61

Example: 732A92-2017 PRA1 marjo123 marku61

Grade requirements

The report is assessed based the following criteria: clarity, originality and innovativeness, soundness and correctness, meaningful comparison, substance, and formal aspects. Detailed information about the grading of the report

Each criterion is assigned an integer score between 0 and 5. Based on these scores, an overall score is computed according to the following algorithm: If any of the individual scores is 0, then the overall score is 0; otherwise, it is the median of the individual scores, rounded upwards to the next integer if necessary. The overall score is converted into a grade as follows:

0, Fx; 1, E; 2, D; 3, C; 4, B; 5, A

Examination date and registration

The formal examination date for this component is the final examination date for the course, 2018-01-19. You register for the examination by submitting your project report.

Feedback

Book a time to pitch your project idea to the examiner

To get feedback about how well you meet the knowledge requirements for this component, you can book individual supervision sessions with the examiner during the second half of the course. Book an appointment now. You can also get feedback during the examiner’s office hours (during term time).

Rules for hand-in assignments

The following general rules apply to the submission and examination of hand-in assignments:

When you have completed an assignment, email it to tm-handin@ida.liu.se. You will receive an automatic confirmation and a ticket ID that you can use in all correspondence regarding your submission.

Format of the subject line. When you submit an assignment, you need to format the message’s subject line in a specific way such that the submission can be automatically routed to the right person. You will find details about this in the assignment’s instructions.

Each assignment has two due dates: The first date is stated in the instructions for the assignment. The second date is the final examination date for the course, 2018-01-19. This date is a hard deadline in the sense that you will not be able to submit or revise assignments after that date.

Why should I try to meet the first due date? If you meet the first due date, you will get formative feedback on your assignment and the chance to revise it before the final examination date.

To meet a due date, it suffices to submit the assignment before 08:00 the first working day after that date. For example, if the due date is on a Friday, it suffices to submit the assignment before 08:00 the following Monday (assuming that this is a working day).

Re-examination

There are two occasions for re-examination:

  • during the re-exam period for HT2 (formal examination date 2018-04-06)
  • during the general re-exam period after the summer break (formal examination date 2018-09-01)

After this you can be examined in connection with the next run of the course. Note that the next run may feature different content and different requirements for the labs.

The following specific rules apply to the different examination components:

LAB1 Laboration

To participate in a re-examination of this component, re-submit all labs according to the general Rules for hand-in assignments. The last date to submit your labs is the relevant examination date.

PRA1 Project

To participate in a re-examination of this component, send in your project report according to the general Rules for hand-in assignments. The last date to submit your report is the relevant examination date.


Page responsible: Marco Kuhlmann
Last updated: 2017-10-11