INST 734
Information Retrieval Systems
Fall 2015 (Online)

Fall 2015 Final Exam: Word, PDF

This online course starts on August 31, 2015. A few details in each module (most notably, videos for new readings) will be ready two weeks before the start date of each module so that you can work ahead when doing so would best fit your schedule (because working behind is not possible -- deadlines are sharp!).

Course Content

Course Description (Read this first!)
Description of course goals, prerequisites and corequisites, contact information, grading procedures, and many other things.
The course is organized as a set of 15 modules, each of which should typically take a week to complete. Use this page throughout the semester for links to the modules, with start and end dates, and quick links to some other useful content.
A direct link to a list of the required readings for each module. These (and many other important things) are also linked to from each module's Web page. For most modules, there are also additional readings that will be assigned to specific students.
Final Exam
Refer to this later in the semester for information about the final exam. Some actual exams that were given in previous semesters are available.
Project Videos
This page contains links to the project videos produced during this semester.

Additional Useful Materials

Prior Semesters
A useful place to look if you want to see the materials as they were used in prior semesters.
Information Retrieval Books and Papers
Links to a wide range of books and papers describing information retrieval techniques.
Other Information Retrieval Courses
Some other information retrieval courses.
Local Research Seminars
Seminar series on the Maryland campus and in the surrounding area that sometimes have speakers on topics related to this course.
Information Retrieval Software
Links to sources of IR software (very useful for the project!).

Doug Oard
Last modified: Mon Dec 14 16:06:18 2015