The following questions should be used to review the assigned papers. Each review is worth 12.5 points, or 1.25 percent of your final grade. There are eight paper reviews. Thus, the paper reviews account for 10 percent of your final grade.
When grading the paper reviews, I expect complete well thought out arguments and conclusions. Egregious misspellings, sentence fragments or copy/pasted text from the article will result in poor scores. Plagiarism in any form will not be tolerated. I expect each student to work independently.
You should expect a question or two on the final exam for each of the assigned papers. I strongly recommend you keep a copy of your reviews in order to prepare for the exam.
- Copy and paste the questions below into your favorite text editor.
- Mark the questions in bold text and your answers in plain text.
- Submit your paper review as a PDF. Do not compress your submission.
- Student Name:
- Paper Title:
- Date of Publication:
- Conference or Journal:
- Describe in a single sentence the motivation of the paper.
- Describe in a single sentence the main contribution of the paper.
- What is the importance of these contributions? What impact might they have (have had) on theory or practice of Web Data Mining? (About 200 words)
- What previously established results does the paper build upon and how? (About 200 words)
- What reasoning, demonstration, analytical or empirical analysis did they use to establish their results? (About 200 words)
- Answer one of the following three questions: What lessons should researchers take away from this work? What is the lasting impact of this work? What (if any) questions do this work leave open? (About 500 words)
- Did this paper give you any ideas for future work, projects, or connections to other work? (About 200 words)