CSC 483/583: Text Retrieval and Web Search (Fall 2015)

Most of the web data today consists of unstructured text. Of course, the fact that this data exists is irrelevant, unless it is made available such that users can quickly find information that is relevant for their needs. This course will cover the fundamental knowledge necessary to build these systems, such as web crawling, index construction and compression, Boolean, vector-based, and probabilistic retrieval models, text classification and clustering, link analysis algorithms such as PageRank, and computational advertising. The students will also complete one programming project, in which they will construct one complex application that combines multiple algorithms into a system that solves real-world problems.

Time and Place

Monday/Wednesday 5:00pm - 6:15pm in Gould-Simpson, Room 906

Instructor Information

Instructor: Mihai Surdeanu
msurdeanu AT email DOT arizona DOT edu
Office: Gould-Simpson 746
Office Hours: by request

TA: Enrique Noriega
enoriega AT email DOT arizona DOT edu
Office: Gould-Simpson 934
Office Hours: Wednesday, 2 - 3pm