INFO I427 Search Informatics (3 CR)
"Google under the hood"

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Description Techniques and tools to automatically crawl, parse, index, store and search Web information, organizing knowledge that can help meet the needs of organizations, communities and individual users. Social, security, and business impact of search engine technology. As a project, students will build a functioning search engine and compare it with Google or Yahoo.
Prerequisites Ideally some hands-on programming, preferably in Perl. Minimally I211 and I308 or equivalents.
Book(s) We will use Finding Out About by Rik Belew (Cambridge University Press, 2000, ISBN 0-521-63028-2) as our main reference, but augment it with class notes. Students should also (or alternatively) be interested in:
Lecture 11:15A-12:30P M in room I2 130
Lab 11:15A-12:30P W in room I 109
Instructor Filippo Menczer (Office Hours: MW at 12:30-1:30p or by appointment in Room 300 Informatics East, 919 E. 10th St.)
AI Jacob Ratkiewicz (Office Hours: Wed, Thu 12:45-2p in Room 310 Informatics East, 919 E. 10th St)
Contact Use the Oncourse Discussion Forum for all class-related questions and communications! Use email only for personal communications.