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Information Retrieval and Web Search

CS276


Description

This introduction to information retrieval will explore important search techniques including query optimization and text classification. Become familiarized with basic and advanced techniques for text-based information systems. Expand your knowledge of web search engines and apply important text clustering, classification and mining properties to your own search and retrieval efforts.

Topics Include

  • Classification algorithms
  • Latent semantic indexing
  • Taxonomy induction
  • Link-based algorithms
  • Web metadata

Grading

  • Problem sets(4)
  • Programming exercises(4)
  • Final Exam

Instructors

Christopher Manning, Associate Professor, Computer Science

Pangal Nayak, Professor, Computer Science

Prabhakar Raghavan, Google

Units

3.0

Prerequisites

Computer Organization and Systems
(Stanford Course:CS107)
Introduction to Probability for Computer Scientists (Stanford Course:CS109), and
Design and Analysis of Algorithms
(Stanford Course:CS161)
Or equivalent

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