CSE, Lyle School of Eng., SMU

CSE 7/5337: Information Retrieval and Web Search, Spring 2012

Dr. Michael Hahsler
MW 2-3:30pm, TBD

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Introduces the field of information retrieval with an emphasis on its application in Web search. Introduces the basic concepts of stemming, tokenizing and inverted indices, text similarity metrics and the vector-space model. Popular Web search engines are studied and the concepts are applied in several Java-based projects using state-of-the-art frameworks like MapReduce. Web search frameworks and indexing tools like Apache Nutch and Lucene will also be reviewed.

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