Dr. Samir Tartir 2013/2014 First Semester Information RetrievalCIS-462
Class • Lecture Times: • STT 10:10-11:00 • Room: IT-407 • Labs: • To be determined • Slides are on ecourse: • http://ecourse.philadelphia.edu.jo
Lecturer Instructor: Dr. Samir Tartir Office: IT 303 Office Hours: STT 12-2 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website http://www.philadelphia.edu.jo/academics/startir/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/drsamirtartir
Course Overview • Prerequisites: CIS-261 (Fundamentals of Databases) • Textbook: • Title: “Introduction to Information Retrieval” • Authors: Manning, Raghavan, Schutze • Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 2008
Description • Databases only hold the subset of information known as "structured data". Documents and hypermedia are also information repositories, often referred to as semi-structured data. • The Web makes this area of information management more important than ever. • This module introduces topics related to information retrieval systems, hypermedia systems and web search.
Objectives • Giving students an understanding of the fundamental techniques for hypermedia architectures, design and usability, document management and retrieval, metadata management, and searching the web.
Course Contents • Software design and implementation • Introduction to Information Retrieval (IR) systems • Boolean Retrieval • The term vocabulary and posting lists • Dictionaries and tolerant retrieval • Index construction and index compression • Scoring, term weighting and vector space model • Computing scores in a complete search system • Evaluation in Information retrieval • XML Retrieval • Web Search basics • Web Crawling and indexes • Link analysis • Refer to course page for syllabus
Grading • First exam: 20% • Second exam: 20% • Quizzes & Participation: 5% • Projects (3 or 4): 15% • Final exam: 40%
Projects • 3 or 4 programming projects • To be done in teams of 3 • Submitted by email to • email@example.com
Late and Cheating Policies • All assignments are due by 11:59 PM • 10% penalty for each late day • Zero points if late by more than 5 days • Proper documentation needed for health-related excuses • Cheating cases handed over to academic honesty department • Minimum penalty – F grade with note in transcript
Use of Electronic Devices • Laptops/Tablets • Only for note taking or training on class material, can be asked to turn in notes. • Phones • Must always be silent or turned off while in class • First time a warning, second you’ll be asked to leave class. • Only in emergencies • Others • Should be turned off