252-0341-01L  Information Retrieval

SemesterAutumn Semester 2014
LecturersT. Hofmann
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

Catalogue data

AbstractIntroduction to information retrieval with a focus on text documents and images. Main topics comprise extraction of characteristic features from documents, index structures, retrieval models, search algorithms, benchmarking, and feedback mechanisms. Searching the web, images and XML collections demonstrate recent applications of information retrieval and their implementation.
ObjectiveIn depth understanding of managing, indexing, and retrieving documents with text, image and XML content. Knowledge about basic search algorithms on the web, benchmarking of search algorithms, and relevance feedback methods.

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersT. Hofmann
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is only offered in the session after the course unit. Repetition only possible after re-enrolling.
Mode of examinationwritten 90 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationThe final course grade is comprised of two components: A written exam (70%), and two practical projects (2*15% = 30%) to be completed individually. The first project is concerned with conducting a few basic result ranking experiments (due: Oct 22), while in the second one, you will build a tiny search engine all relevant components (due: Nov 26).
Written aidsopen book
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Learning materials

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252-0341-00 VInformation Retrieval2 hrs
Wed09-11ML F 34 »
T. Hofmann
252-0341-00 UInformation Retrieval1 hrs
Wed11-12ML F 34 »
T. Hofmann


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