Course number and title
ISU535 Information Retrieval (4 SH)
Discusses information retrieval (IR) including: document models, indexing, query techniques and results evaluation; text analysis for searching, indexing and compression; user interfaces for text and multimedia retrieval; digital libraries. Additional topics may include: parallel and distributed architectures; support for multimedia and image retrieval; specialized query strategies; advanced retrieval models. Coursework includes using and evaluating existing IR systems as well as implementing small scale applications that illustrate indexing and retrieval strategies. Student projects will draw on knowledge developed through their own sophisticated use of information resources.
Modern Information Retrieval by Ricardo Baeza-Yates and Berthier Ribeiro-Neto, Addison-Wesley 1999
Modeling Retrieval Evaluation Query Languages Query Operations Text and Multimedia Languages and Properties Text Operations Indexing and Searching Parallel and Distributed IR User Interfaces and Visualization Multimedia IR: Models and Languages Multimedia IR: Indexing and Searching Searching the Web Libraries and Bibliographical Systems Digital Libraries
An understanding of information resources and how their content can be given structure and efficiently indexed for retrieval. An understanding of basic retrieval methods for documents as well as mining of the internal contents of documents. Understanding the structure of systems that allow individual users and automated systems to exploit information resources. Understanding the techniques that are used to evaluate information retrieval systems. Gaining appreciation of the variety of information resources, from simple text to complex multimedia. Insight into the complex and rapidly changing world of information as processing power, bandwidths and storage capacities increase relentlessly.
Measurement of Course Outcomes
quizzes and exams programming assignments research reports (optional)
Relation to Integrated Learning Models (ILM)
Information is a pre-eminent driving force of modern technological society. Virtually every job today requires at least a basic appreciation of the nature of information and access to it. More specialized jobs in this area exist and demand an even deeper level of understanding of information retrieval.
Relation to Curriculum 2001