Information Retrieval and Web Search

CS276

Stanford School of Engineering

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This introduction to information retrieval will explore important search techniques including query optimization and text classification. Become familiarized with basic and advanced techniques for text-based information systems. Expand your knowledge of web search engines and apply important text clustering, classification and mining properties to your own search and retrieval efforts.

Prerequisites

  • Computer Organization and Systems (Stanford Course:CS107 or equivalent)
  • Introduction to Probability for Computer Scientists (Stanford Course:CS109 or equivalent)
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms (Stanford Course:CS161 or equivalent)

Topics include

  • Efficient text indexing
  • Boolean, vector space, and probabilistic retrieval models
  • Ranking and rank aggregation
  • Web search engines including crawling and indexing
  • Evaluating IR systems
  • Web metadata

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