Hasso-Plattner-Institut
Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann
  
 

Information Retrieval and Web Search

Lecturer: Dr. Ralf Krestel

Assistant: Julian Risch

Course Description

Information Retrieval: Indexing, Retrieval Models, Querying, Interfaces, Machine Learning, Evaluation

Web Search: History, Performance, Crawling, Link Analysis, Social Search

Grading

  • 30% Software Project (Teams of size two)
  • 70% Final Exam
  • Requirement for participation in the final exam is to reach 70% of the points in 7 out of the 8 homework assignments and at least 50% in the remaining one.
  • The homework assignments should be worked on in the same teams of size two.

Resources

The slides and assignments can be found in the internal area.

Syllabus

The lecture takes place on Mondays, 11:00 to 12:30, and Wednesdays, 11:00 to 12:30, in G-E 15/16 on Campus III. Approximately after each two lectures there will be one exercise session.

DateTopic
16.10.17Introduction, Architecture
18.10.17Basics
23.10.17Text Aquisition
25.10.17Exercise1

30.10.17

Text Transformation
01.11.17Index Creation
06.11.17Exercise 2
08.11.17Retrieval Models I
13.11.17
Retrieval Models II
15.11.17Exercise 3
20.11.17User Interaction I
22.11.17User Interaction II
27.11.17Exercise 4
29.11.17Evaluation
04.12.17Document Organization
06.12.17Exercise 5
11.12.17
Learning to Rank
13.12.17Topic Models
18.12.17Distributed Representation
20.12.17Exercise 6
25.12.17Holiday
27.12.17Holiday
01.01.18Holiday
03.01.18Holiday
08.01.18Web Search
10.01.18Performance
15.01.18Exercise 7
17.01.18Link Analysis
22.01.18Social Search
24.01.18Exercise 8
29.01.18Personalization
31.01.18Multimedia IR
05.02.18Exercise 9
07.02.18Software Project Evaluation

Textbooks

  • Search Engines: Information Retrieval in Practice by W. Bruce Croft, Donald Metzler, and Trevor Strohman
  • Information Retrieval: Implementing and Evaluating Search Engines by Stefan Büttcher, Charles L. A. Clarke, and Gordon V. Cormack
  • Modern Information Retrieval by Ricardo Baeza-Yates and Berthier Ribeiro-Neto
  • An Introduction to Information Retrieval by Christopher D. Manning, Prabhakar Raghavan, and Hinrich Schütze