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CE306/CE706: Information Retrieval

Spring 2017

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Description:  Search engines have become the first entry point into a world of knowledge and they form an essential part of many modern computer applications. While much of the underlying principles have been developed over decades, the landscape in search engine technology has changed dramatically in recent years to deal with data sources magnitudes larger than ever before (the rise of `big data'). As a result of that new paradigms for storing, indexing and accessing information have emerged. This module will provide the essential foundations of information retrieval and equip the students with solid, applicable knowledge of state-of-the-art search technology.
Lecturer:  Udo Kruschwitz

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Office: 5A.542 (by appointment) Phone: 01206-872669
Times: Lectures:

Mon 10:00-12:00 LTB 4


Thu 15:00-16:00 LTB 5 (weeks 18, 20, 22, 24)


Thu 15:00-16:00 Lab 1 (weeks 17, 19, 21, 23, 25)

Graduate Teaching Assistants: Christopher Madge
Ludvig Kihlman
Assessment: Two assignments (20% each), exam (60%).