CS5286 - Algorithms and Techniques for Web Searching

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Computer Science
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course teaches principles, tools and techniques for Internet information retrieval.  Students will be able to develop automated access software to webpages, to analyze their link structures, to index them according to their contents, to rank them with respect to specific queries, to apply information retrieval tools, computational linguistics and hyperlink graph structural understandings to improve the searching results.  Students will also be given chances to create their own innovative ideas for web searching in the group project.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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