Systems for the recovery of the information (s) (2006/2007)

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Course code
Name of lecturer
Barbara Oliboni
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
1st semester dal Oct 2, 2006 al Dec 20, 2006.

Lesson timetable

1st semester
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.3  
Friday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.2  

Learning outcomes

This course provides the main notions about information retrieval systems.
Moreover, the course introduces the student to semistructured data and XML.


Information retrieval systems
- Introduction
- Types of queries
- The matching process
- Text analysis
- Performances of information retrieval systems

Information encoding

- Introduction
- Lossy and lossless compressions
- Compression techniques

Semistructured documents and information retrieval
- Features of semistructured data
- Semistructured data models
- Query languages for semistructured data

XML and databases
- Databases and web
- Introduction to XML
- Databases and XML

Using XML for electronics publishing
- Content-centric documents
- Data-centric documents

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Robert R. Korfhage Information Storage and Retrieval Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam.