Monday 11:00 A.M. – 12:50 P.M.; room G34, Owheo building.
Richard O'Keefe and
You'll find us in the Owheo building on the first floor.
If you have ever used a Web search engine, like Google or Yahoo, you will realise how helpful computers can be in finding information, and how frustrating. This paper will tell you we can use computers to find information in unstructured or semi-structured text, and why it is as hard as it is important to do better. We'll start from the basics of IR, such as "what the heck is a word, anyway?" and cover some recent research.
Much of the presentation will be directed reading; some of the key papers are so opaque that we shall also have some lectures.
Second year programming and data structures.
Lectures are held on Mondays 11:00am-12:50pm (in room G34)
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