Subject Access and Information Retrieval Systems
Teaching Staff: Stamou Sofia
Course Code: BIB329
Field: Library Science
Course Category: Specific Background
Course Type: Elective
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: Face to face
Total Hours: 4
E Class Page: https://opencourses.ionio.gr/modules/auth/opencourses.php?fc=26
The subject of the course is the study of information retrieval systems based on topic-based search. This course focuses on search engines and how they work. The structure and basic functions of search engines are presented. The process of constructing queries and the techniques that govern it are studied (relativity feedback, query extension / specialization, etc.). Also, the results of classification techniques (clustering, sorting parameters, etc.) are studied. Meta search engines and their operation is discussed. Online navigation-based thematic access systems are presented. We study thematic portals, online directories such as the Open Directory Project and Yahoo Directory
The aim of the course is to investigate the role of the subject in retrieving information.
Week #1: Introduction to thematic access and information retrieval systems
Week #2: Indexing
Week #3: Thesajuri and Subject headings
Week #4: Ontologies
Week #5: Taxonomies
Week #6: Folksonomies
Week #7: World Wide Web
Week #8: System rating metrics
Week #9: Personalized access
Week #10: Distributed access
Week #11: Knowledge systems
Week #12: Comparative assessment of systems
Week #13: Recap
- Search Engines: Information Retrieval in Practice. Bruce Croft, Donald Metzler, Trevor Strohman. Addison-Wesley, 2009. An introductory book for search engines. Recommended for undergraduate students.
- Modern Information Retrieval. R. Baeza-Yates, B. Ribeiro-Neto. Addison-Wesley, 2011.
- Introduction to Information Retrieval, by Christopher D. Manning, Prabhakar Raghavan & Hinrich Schütze, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Collaboration with students, lectures
Compulsory individual project