Detailed Outline of CS634 Topics for Spring 2014


Introduction to Text Retrieval
We will first provie a brief introduction to the traditional information retrieval. CS533 will provide details on this subject. Any IR textbook can be used as a reference book for reading.

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Search Engine Technology
Discuss various technical aspects for building good search engines. The material will come from the lecture notes and several papers.

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Text Mining Topics
Two text mining topics will be covered here. The first is Sentiment Analysis and the second is Information Truthfulness Analysis. The material will be drawn from the lecture notes and some papers.

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Metasearch Engine Technology
A metasearch engine is a search engine that utilizes other search engines to perform its search. This topic discusses various technical aspects for building effective and efficient large-scale metasearch engine. The material will come from the book "Advanced Metasearch Engine Technology".

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Web Database Integration
Many search engines are database-driven (a database with a Web interface). This topic introduces techniques and problems for providing unified access to multiple Web databases. The material will come from the lecture notes and several papers.

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Last change: December 27, 2013 / meng@cs.binghamton.edu