Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
The goal of this course is to learn how search engines and other information retrieval systems work, to understand their principles and methods, and to acquire some basic skills in programming important aspects of such systems.
This course covers the aspects of indexing, Boolean retrieval, query types, query execution, the vector space model, web crawling, networks, link analysis, PageRank, classification, clustering, and more.
Lectures and practical work
TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
Midterm exam, final exam, and assignments
Basic programming skills are expected (in Python). Students without previous programming experience should reserve additional time in the weeks before the course start to learn the basics of Python programming on their own.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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