Checking date: 19/05/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Advanced Techniques For Information Retrieval
Master in Libraries, Archives and Digital Continuity (Plan: 500 - Estudio: 335)

Coordinating teacher: MORATO LARA, JORGE LUIS

Department assigned to the subject: Computer Science and Engineering Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


COMPETENCIES C1 Be able to undertake projects that develop lines of technological innovation in libraries and archives and documentation centers. C2 Perform technological advisory and consulting tasks for the implementation of basic services of creation, digitization, digital preservation, treatment, dissemination and preservation of information in digital format, treatment, dissemination and preservation of information in digital format. C3 Integrate future perspectives in the activity developed in libraries and archives, in terms of technological advances and updating of knowledge. knowledge. C5 Use metadata vocabularies and other semantic schema models for the treatment of digital documents.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Topics common to the subject: - Use of information retrieval systems and semantic schemas. Specific topics of the subject: Theory - Information retrieval systems applied to big data, documents and linked data. - Evaluation metrics for information retrieval. - Knowledge management through knowledge representation models and information organization and semantic interoperability. - Positioning techniques and SEO tools that affect indexing and retrieval. - Main information retrieval languages Practice - Practice based on exercises and problems. - Seminars-workshops with case studies.
Learning activities and methodology
LEARNING ACTIVITIES IN THE STUDY PLAN AF1 Individual work related with theoretical contents and practicalities delivered by the professor. AF2 Individual work for problem resolution and case study AF3 Theoretical and practical face-to-face classes AF4 Tutorial class AF5 Teamwork AF6 Active involvement in forums in the platform AF7 Self-assessment tests Activity cod Total hours Classroom classes % AF1 125 (32) 0 0 AF2 80 (30) 0 0 AF3 12 (3) 12 (3) 100 (100) AF4 10 (2) 0 0 AF5 124 (18) 0 0 AF6 5 (2) 0 0 AF7 4 (3) 0 0 TOTAL 360 (90) 12 (3) 3,3 (3,3) TEACHING METHODOLOGY MD1 Class presentations by the teacher, with computer and audiovisual resources, in these classes the basic concepts in the subject will be explained and a basic bibliography will be provided. MD2. Critical review of the text suggested by the teacher: articles, reports, manuals and research papers, to complement the teacher's material. MD3. Resolution of practical case studies and problems, to be solve in teams or individually. MD5. Report writing individually or in teams. MD6. Reading teaching theoretical and practical materials TUTORIAL CLASES Tutorial classes will be scheduled according the regulations provided by the University. They will be published in the e-leaning platform (Aula Global). There will be two types of tutorial classes, face-to-face and online. Students will ask for individual tutorial classes in different hours to those published.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 20
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 80
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Baeza-Yates, Ricardo. Modern Information Retrieval. ACM Press. 2011
  • Dean Allemang, James Hendler. Semantic Web for the Working Ontologists: Effective Modelin in RDFS and OWL. Elservier. 2011
  • Verborgh, Ruben, De Wilde, Max. Using OpenRefine: the essential OpenRefine guide that takes you from data analysis and error fixing to linking your dataset to the Web. Packt Publishing. 2013
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Anne Ahola Ward. The SEO battlefield : winning strategies for search marketing programs. OReilly. 2017
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
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The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.