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5th Max-Planck Advanced Course on the Foundations of Computer Science (ADFOCS)

September 6 - 10, 2004, Saarbrücken, Germany

Prabhakar Raghavan
Verity, Inc. / Stanford University
Elements of Text and Web Search
Thomas Hofmann
Brown University, Providence
Matrix Decomposition Techniques in Information Retrieval and Machine Learning
Soumen Chakrabarti
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Using Graphs in Unstructured and Semistructured Data Mining

This year's ADFOCS is a joint venture of the Algorithms and Complexity group and the Databases and Information Systems group of the Max-Planck-Institute for Computer Science. ADFOCS is also part of the activities of the International Max-Planck Research School and of the EU Project DELIS. The scope of ADFOCS is international and it is addressed to young researchers at the PhD student or postdoc level. The goal of ADFOCS is to have hot topics from fundamental areas of computer science presented by top researchers in the field, bringing participants to the frontiers of current resarch. For more information on this year's lecturers, lectures, and schedule please have a look at the


For information on the previous ADFOCS summer schools see ADFOCS 00, ADFOCS 01, ADFOCS 02, and ADFOCS 03.

ADFOCS 2004 organized by Holger Bast & Matthias Bender, WWW page last updated on Wednesday, 29 September 2004.