CS798: Information Retrieval. Charlie Clarke firstname.lastname@example.org Information retrieval is concerned with representing, searching, and manipulating large collections of human-language data. Housekeeping. Web page : http://plg.uwaterloo.ca/~claclark/cs798. Area : “Applications/Databases”
Meeting times: Mondays, 2:00-5:00, MC2036
Textbook (partial draft on Website):
Büttcher, Clarke & Cormack. Information Retrieval: Data Structures, Algorithms and Evaluation.
(start reading ch. 1-3)
If an IR system’s response to a query is a ranking of the documents in the collection in order of decreasing probability of relevance, the overall effectiveness of the system to its users will be maximized.