605.744: Information Retrieval, Spring 2017

4/25/17: Class presentations and written reports due on 5/1/17. .

Paul McNamee


Note: the overview below is for convenience. Consult the official syllabus for section-specific details.

Course Times and Location

Course Overview
This course covers the storage and retrieval of unstructured digital information. Topics include automatic index construction, retrieval models, textual representations, efficiency issues, search engines, text classification, and multilingual retrieval.
Grading Policy
Work for the class includes homework assignments, an independent research project, exams, and scholarly engagement. Refer to the course outline for details. I assign grades with plus/minus modifiers (e.g., A+, B-, etc...)

Assigned Readings



Course related web-links

Software Resources

Cool Demos

IR Test collections

Several Web Search Engines

JHU Links

Regional Links

Paul McNamee