Information Retrieval

Master's programme(s):
Course code(s):

DSC06, -

Course type:

Elective, Elective


2, 2

Learning outcomes:

On completing the course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand key concepts of information retrieval techniques.
  • Apply information retrieval principles to locate relevant information in large collections of documents.
  • Apply information retrieval models.
  • Understand and deploy efficient techniques for the indexing of documents.
  • Analyse the performance of retrieval systems.
  • Know the basic concepts of modeling and searching the Web.
General competences:
  • Search for, analysis and synthesis of data and information, with the use of the necessary technology
  • Decision Making
  • Production of free, creative, and inductive thinking

The course overviews basic principles and techniques of information retrieval. The students will familiarize themselves with fundamental data models, organization schemes and data processing - searching techniques that allow for efficient information retrieval over a collection of documents located in the world wide web. The topics covered include:

  • Boolean Model
  • Term Vocabulary
  • Indexing
  • Vector Space Model
  • Scoring
  • IR Evaluation
  • Web Search and Crawling
  • Link Analysis
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