Project Topics

If you are interested in any of the following projects, please email Dr Patrick Pang (see the homepage for my email address) to discuss further. Please attach your recent academic results in your email.

Deriving Topics from Twitter/Weibo/Forum Posts

Master Project

In this project you will identify topics hidden in a social media or community forum dataset. You will have to do some research on the latest existing topic modelling or classification algorithms that are applicable on such text. Then, perform necessary data pre-processing and experiment both supervised and unsupervised algorithms on the dataset. This project is good for students who have some knowledge in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing.
Touch-based Book Exploration App

Master Project (Software Development)

You will need to build an app for lay-users to browse and explore books in a touch-based environment. This project consists of two parts. First of all, you will need to design a touch-based user interface (UI) for browsing books. We have data about books and would display related books adjacent to each other, but we haven't known yet the best UI for this. Next, you will need to implement this design in a touch-based environment. You can choose either implement this as a web app (e.g. HTML+CSS+JavaScript), or an iPad app.