Information science 220

Module code INL 220
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

Representation and organisation. Information needs to be represented and organised in a system for it to be effectively retrievable. This module deals with the representation and organisation of information on the level of individual entities (e.g. indexing), from the perspective of the users (user profiling), as well as within a document collection (taxonomies and ontologies). The fundamental concepts of information organisation are also covered including components of information retrieval systems (IRS), abstraction principles and user information needs. This module also deals with search engine optimisation.

Module credits 16.00
NQF Level 06
Service modules Faculty of Humanities
Prerequisites INL 210
Contact time 3 lectures per week, 3 practicals per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Information Science
Period of presentation Semester 2

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