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DIGICOMM 3203F/G   Search and Discovery

Course Description
Information searching and its relationship to the design of search technologies. Theory and practice of retrieval from commercial databases; Web search engine design; the implications of ranking algorithms and recommender systems; open-source and proprietary search technologies. Emerging search functionalities based on multimedia, natural language processing and social software. Emphasis will be on the professional and applied applications of this topic.

3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.