Information retrieval 717

Module code INY 717
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

"Information is continuing to grow exponentially, diversifying into many forms and media. In this complex labyrinth there is a definite need for increased effort aimed at tailoring IR performance to user demands" (Ingwersen, 1992).
In this module students will study information retrieval from a systems perspective, but with the human user in mind. Best-match and Boolean systems will be studied in some detail, focussing on the different aspects of human and machine relevance. Information seeking behaviour studies that can support the enhancement of IR performance will also be covered.

Module credits 15.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition English
Academic organisation Information Science
Period of presentation Semester 1 or Semester 2

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