We offer a broad range of courses to cover various aspects of web science. Students can choose among the following regular courses (For the actual courses each semester please visit our teaching page!):
Information Retrieval and Web Search (Master Lecture)
Information retrieval (IR) deals with finding information. It uses natural language processing and machine learning methods to search large collections of information. Related fields are digital libraries and recommender systems.
Machine Learning and Data Mining (Master Lecture)
Machine learning is a field of artificial intelligence and statistics, closely related to data mining and recommender systems. The goal is to discover patterns in large, complex data and use these for prediction and analysis.
Deep Learning for Text Mining (Master Lecture)
Deep neural networks beat classic approaches for many tasks in text mining. Various types of deep neural nets have emerged such as recurrent neural networks, long short time memory, etc.
Recommender Systems (Master Seminar)
Recommender Systems are information filtering methods. Closely related to information retrieval, they actively suggest/recommend items or content to users and thus help coping with the 'information overload'. They are very popular within e-commerce systems and for personalization and make use of machine learning and data mining methods.
Database Systems I (Bachelor Lecture)
Relational databases are often at the core of large information systems and (web) applications. Relational algebra is used to model databases and SQL is used to interact with modern database management systems (DBMS).
Introduction to Text Mining (Bachelor Seminar)
Text mining is at the intersection of various fields such as natural language processing, data mining, and information retrieval. Many different tasks are solved using a large variety of methods.
Master's Theses and Master Projects
Please contact us if you want to write your Master's thesis in the area of text mining/web science. On the Master's thesis page you can find more information and a link to a list with open topics.
We also offer Bachelor and Master projects irregularly. Check the teaching page for up-to-date information.