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Course Detail

Course Name Information Retrieval
Course Code 15CSE350
Program B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Boolean Retrieval – The term vocabulary and postings lists – Dictionaries and tolerant retrieval – Index Construction. Index Compression – Scoring, term weighting and the vector space model – Computing Scores in a complete search system – Evaluation in information retrieval.

Unit 2

Relevance feedback and query expansion – XML retrieval – Probabilistic Information retrieval, Text classification and Naive Bayes – Vector space classification – Flat Clustering – Matrix decompositions and latent semantic indexing.

Unit 3

Web search basics – Web crawling and indexes – Link analysis.

Text Books

  • Manning C D, Raghavan P and Schütze H, “Introduction to Information Retrieval”, Cambridge University Press, 2008


  • Rijsbergen C J, “Information Retrieval”, Second Edition, Butterworths, 1979.
  • Grossman D A and Frieder O, “Information Retrieval: Algorithms and Heuristics”, Second Edition, Springer, 2004.
  • Kowalski G and Maybury M T, “Information Storage and Retrieval Systems”, Second Edition, Springer, 2000.

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