CSE 494/598 Information Retrieval, Mining, and Integration Spring 2016

Arizona State University

Instructor: Lydia Manikonda

Class: Fri 12:15pm -- 2.45pm BYAC 240


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Final exam will be on May 2nd, 2016 (Monday) 12.10 pm -- 2 pm BYAC 240


Course Description:

This course is geared towards exposing students to some of the core technologies for controlling and using the content on the Internet. The following are some of the questions we will consider:
  • How do search engines work? Why are some search engines better than others?
  • Can we think of the web as a big database/knowledge base and support efficient database style query processing?
  • How can we find useful pearls and patterns in the massive accessible data on the Internet?
This course will be a breadth-oriented introduction to the issues involved in answering these questions.

Prerequisites: CSE 310 required. Other courses that will help include CSE 471 (AI), CSE 412 (Databases) and CSE 450 (Algorithms). It is preferable that students have had at least one of these 4-level courses already, but won't insist on them.

Office hours:
  • Monday 3:00 pm -- 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday 11:00 am -- 12:00 pm
Location: M1-38 (Mezzanine floor) Brickyard

Contact Info: lmanikon@asu.edu

TA: Vamsi Meduri
Email: vmeduri@asu.edu
Office hours:
  • Thursday and Friday -- 5 pm to 6 pm
  • Location: Centrepoint Building
The grading will be based on class participation, exams and projects.

Grading: The grading will be based on class participation, exams and projects.

Textbooks: There is no prescribed textbook but we will read papers. Some of the relevant online textbooks are: