Hasso-Plattner-Institut20 Jahre HPI
Hasso-Plattner-Institut20 Jahre HPI

Entity-Centric Information Retrieval (Sommersemester 2010)

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann (Information Systems) , Falk Brauer (Information Systems) , Wojciech Barczynski (Information Systems)

General Information

  • Weekly Hours: 2
  • Credits: 3
  • Graded: yes
  • Enrolment Deadline: 29.04.2010
  • Teaching Form:
  • Enrolment Type: Compulsory Elective Module


  • IT-Systems Engineering MA


Entity-centric search aims to leverage semantic information in documents to improve document search. The Text REtrieval Conference (TREC - see http://trec.nist.gov/) is one of the most famous conferences where research and industrial organizations can compare their Information Extraction and Retrieval systems in a form of a competition. The goal of this master seminar (5-10 participants) is to develop an Information Retrieval system for the Entity Track of TREC (see http://trec.nist.gov/call2010.html). 

IMPORTANT: The introducing seminar workshop will take place BEFORE the official beginning of the semester (April 14th - 16th 2010)!!!

REGISTRATION: Please send an informal mail to falk.brauer(at)hpi.uni-potsdam.de for capacity planning.

See seminar page for details.


Project seminar, 3 points