you are not in charge of a paper for that particular day
- To provide good ground
for the discussion, participants must post to
the day before the class
a brief summary of each reading in class (max 1 page).
paper summary should address the
following points. This should be
submitted as an assignment (it will be called "Summaries of papers for
DATE" e.g., "papers for Nov 16")
- (at least 3) questions
on each assigned reading in the forum/discussion (on
Canvas) corresponding to
the paper:. Clarification
questions are welcome,
participants should also try
to ask questions that address weaknesses in the presented research,
relate the research to general issues in the field or that make
with topics covered in class.
- Beside improving participation to the
discussion, the objective
this activity is to help participants learn how to read papers with
a critical eye, as a reviewer for a conference or journal would do.
For more info on how to read a research paper, make sure you
read this detailed instructions.
- In addition to the quality of
in emailing them will be taken into account for marking.
When the paper is
assigned to you
are required to present the
paper in class and to lead the
discussion. We'll have 40min for each paper, approx. 20 min. for the
presentation and 20 min. for discussion (the two can mix)
In the presentation you have to:
summarize the paper
and propose answers to the questions posed by the rest of the
Do not give
right away. Give a chance to others in the class to try to answer. Try to
generate some discussion.
NOTE: You should
also read the other paper for that class, but you do not have to post questions and
write the brief summary.
carenini at cs.ubc.ca (Ack: portions of these instructions
were borrowed from C. Conati)