|| 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.
|| Ideally some hands-on programming, preferably in
Minimally I211 and I308 or equivalents.
|| 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:
|| 11:15A-12:30P M in room I2 130
|| 11:15A-12:30P W in room I 109
Menczer (Office Hours: MW at 12:30-1:30p or by appointment in Room 300 Informatics East, 919 E. 10th St.)
(Office Hours: Wed, Thu 12:45-2p in Room 310 Informatics East, 919 E. 10th St)
|| Use the Oncourse Discussion Forum for all class-related
questions and communications! Use email only for personal communications.