Instructor: Don Turnbull
Phone: (512) 232-3508
Office: SZB 562E
Office Hours: by appointment
This advanced course reviews the theoretical foundations of information retrieval and information retrieval interfaces and applies these concepts for the development of lightweight text retrieval, designing novel search interfaces and building customized (or vertical) search applications.
- Participate generously in discussions, attend regularly and complete assignments according to the schedule.
- Work with other class members to interpret and design course projects.
- Understand the basics of Information Retrieval technology.
- Review frequency-based informetric laws and their applicability to information retrieval.
- Construction of a rudimentary search engine
- Develop search sidebar utilities for Web browsers
- Tuning and Adding to Web spider and robot applications.
- Analyzing Web search interaction logs.
- Designing and building Web portals (proactive search)
- Battelle, John (2005) The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture. (hardback or paperback edition)
- Milstein, Sarah; Dornfest, Rael; Biersdorfer, J.D.; and Matthew MacDonald (2006) Google: The Missing Manual, Second Edition
- Calishain, Tara and Dornfest, Rael. (2003) Google
Hacks. O'Reilly & Associates, Sebastopol, CA.
- Karp, David A. (2003) eBay
Hacks O'Reilly & Associates, Sebastopol, CA.
- Bausch, Paul. (2003) Amazon Hacks O'Reilly & Associates, Sebastopol, CA.
- Boswell, David; King, Brian; Oeschger, Ian; Collins, Pete & Murphy, Eric. (2002) Creating Applications with Mozilla. O'Reilly & Associates, Sebastopol, CA. Book Web site
- McFarlane, Nigel (2003) Rapid Application Development with Mozilla. Book Web site
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