CSC 575
Winter 2018


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Intelligent Information Retrieval

Lectures and Reading

Lecture Notes and Reading Material
Jan 08
Overview and Background
  • Read Chapters 1 and 8 of the IR Book
  • Read the articles: 
    (1) Information Retrieval -  Wikipedia
    (2) Web Search Engine - Wikipedia
    (3) History of Search Engines - From 1945 to Google 2007
  • Jan 15 Martin Luther King Holiday
    University Closed

    Jan 22
    Document Indexing and Analysis
  • Read Chapters 4 and 5 of the IR Book
  • Read the Description of Porter's Stemming Algorithm
  • Jan 29
    Indexing Implementation and Indexing Models
  • Read Chapter 2 of the IR Book
  • Here is good site where you can find descriptions of various string search algorithms along with animation and implementation details.
  • Feb 05
    Indexing Implementation and Indexing Models (Cont.)
  • Read Chapters 6 and 7 of the IR Book.
  • Read the paper Information Retrieval on the World Wide Web by N. Gudivada, et. al.
  • Feb 12
    (1) Retrieval Models and Ranking Systems
    (2) Implementation Notes on Vector Space Retrieval
  • Read Chapters 7 and 11 of the IR Book
  • Read the paper The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine by Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page.
  • Read the paper Context in Web Search by Steve Lawrence.
  • Feb 19

    Query Operations; Relevance Feedback; Personalization

  • Read Chapter 9 of the  IR Book
  • Read the paper Understanding User Goals in Web Search by Rose and Levinson, Yahoo! Inc..
  • Read the paper Text Learning and Related Intelligent Agents by Dunja Mladenic.
  • Feb 26
    (1) Document Categorization
    (2) Clustering Techniques; Clustering in IR
  • Read Chapters 16 and 17 of the  IR Book.
  • Read Chapter 13 and Sections 14.1-14,2 of the  IR Book.
  • Read Supplemental Notes on Clustering (Based on Notes from Ed Fox's IR Course at Virginia Tech.)

  • Mar 05
    IR on the World Wide Web: Hyperlink Analysis; PageRank
  • Read Chapters 19-21 of the IR Book.
  • Mar 12
    IR on the World Wide Web: Intelligent Web Agents; Personalized Search; Future of Web Search

    Final Projects Due - Monday. March 19, 11:59 PM

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