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

Information Retrieval (Wintersemester 2012/2013)


General Information

  • Weekly Hours: 2
  • Credits: 3
  • Graded: yes
  • Enrolment Deadline: 1.10.2012 - 31.10.2012
  • Teaching Form: VU
  • Enrolment Type: Compulsory Elective Module

Programs & Modules

IT-Systems Engineering BA
  • Internet & Security Technology
  • Operating Systems & Information Systems Technology


This lecture will highlight some of the main IR blocks: information theory, indexing, top-k retrieval, general retrieval models and evaluation, link analysis, and social search.


The lecture is for Master students. In order to be an active participant in the lecture, we recommend a sufficient background in Database, Data Structures and Algorithms, Linear Algebra, and Probability Theory.


Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Berthier Ribeiro-Neto: Modern Information Retrieval

Christopher D. Manning, Prabhakar Raghavan, Hinrich Schütze: Introduction to Information Retrieval

Soumen Chakrabarti: Mining the Web, Discovering Knowledge from Hypertext Data


  • You are expected to show up in all sessions and tutorials. If you cannot attend for some reason, let us know per email beforehand.
  • Present at least two solutions in the tutorials.


Neuer Raum für die Montagstermine, 13.30 Uhr: H-E.51 !