Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Postgraduate: Level 7
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
28 August 2019
Requisites for this module
MSC G51512 Big Data and Text Analytics,
MSC G30412 Data Science,
MSC G30424 Data Science,
MSC G304PP Data Science with Professional Placement
Search engines have become the first entry point into a world of knowledge and they form an essential part of many modern computer applications. While much of the underlying principles have been developed over decades, the landscape in search engine technology has changed dramatically in recent years to deal with data sources magnitudes larger than ever before (the rise of `big data'). As a result of that new paradigms for storing, indexing and accessing information have emerged. This module will provide the essential foundations of information retrieval and equip the students with solid, applicable knowledge of state-of-the-art search technology.
The aim of the module is to provide the essential foundations of information retrieval and equip the students with solid, applicable knowledge of state-of-the-art search technology. Through directed reading and via practical assignments the module also exposes students to a variety of advanced information retrieval techniques.
After completing this module, students will be expected to be able to:
- Design and implement a standard information retrieval system
- Understand standard IR models and their merits and limitations
- Demonstrate practical knowledge of developing large-scale search applications
- Demonstrate practical knowledge of employing state-of-the-art open source software for IR
- Demonstrate an understanding of commonly used evaluation approaches in IR
- Demonstrate practical knowledge of employing advanced concepts of search applications such as personalisation, profiling and contextual search
No additional information available.
Lectures, lab sessions and classes
- Croft, W. Bruce; Metzler, Donald; Strohman, Trevor. (c2010) Search engines: information retrieval in practice, Boston: Pearson Education.
The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)
Module supervisor and teaching staff
School Office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770
Dr Robert Mark Stevenson
Available via Moodle
Of 55 hours, 25 (45.5%) hours available to students:
30 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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