Modern information retrievalFDA198, 2006VT
No of lectures
10 h lectures, 5 h seminars.
Doctoral students in computer science.
The course was last given
Information retrieval (IR) is an area which has witnessed a lot of progress during the last decade, much due to the development of the WWW. It has now reached a level of maturity where it is being applied to a large number of real-world problems, and not only text documents. The focus lies on computer algorithms and techniques used in IR systems. More specifically, the course aims at giving students a good understanding of modern information retrieval (IR) and search engine techniques, and the kind of problems they address. The course also touches on the next generation of the web, namely the semantic web, and its consequences for IR research.
Lectures, seminars, project.
introduction to IR concepts: keyword, document, query, extracting, indexing,
IR models, and weighting and matching against indices
assessing IR and mathematical foundations
user interfaces and visualizaton of IR
inferencing and adaptive IR
Belew, Richard (2000), Finding out about: a cognitive perspective on search
engine technology and the WWW. Cambridge. ISBN 0-521-63028-2.
van Rijsbergen, C. J. (1979), Information retrieval. Butterworths. On-line. http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/Keith/Preface.html
Assignments, paper review, and project.
5,0 points (3 + 2)
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