LIBR 558 (3)

INFORMATION RETRIEVAL SYSTEMS: STRUCTURES AND ALGORITHMS

PREREQUISITES:

MLIS and Dual MAS/MLIS: completion of the MLIS core

MAS: completion of MAS core and permission of the SLAIS Graduate Adviser

GOAL: To provide an introduction to the methods used in the storage and retrieval of textual, pictorial, graphic, and voice data.

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this course students will:

  • understand the complexity of information retrieval ;
  • understand the functions of an information retrieval system;
  • be able to understand and measure the contribution of the components of an information retrieval system to its performance;
  • be able to isolate the factors which optimize the information retrieval process;
  • be aware of current issues in information retrieval, including search engines.

CONTENT:

  • Documents and queries
  • Information retrieval models
  • Evaluating information retrieval systems
  • Implementing information retrieval systems
  • Improving effectiveness of information retrieval systems
  • Multimedia information retrieval systems
  • Information retrieval on the WWW
  • Users and information retrieval