Checking date: 12/05/2024

Course: 2024/2025

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 in AI (chatbots), linked data and web. - 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 (SQL, SPARQL, Prompts in AIs) Practice - Practice based on exercises and problems. - Seminars-workshops with case studies.
Learning activities and methodology
THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES ACORDING TO THE STUDY PLANIFICATION WILL BE: AF1 Individual work for the study of theoretical and practical materials developed and contributed by the teacher. AF2 Individual work for problem solving and case studies. AF3 Theoretical-practical classes. AF4 Tutorials. AF5 Group work. AF6 Active participation in forums enabled by the teacher in the virtual educational platform. AF7 Perform self-assessment test for content review. AF8 Synchronous online debates and colloquiums Type of activity Is it synchronous? Total hours Hours of synchronous interactivity No. In-person hours % In-person attendance Student AF1 NO 25,75 0 0 0 AF2 NO 20 0 0 0 AF3 SI 3 3 3 100% AF4 SI 3 3 0 0 AF5 NO 31 0 0 0 AF6 NO 1,25 0 0 0 AF7 SI 3 3 0 0 AF8 SI 3 3 0 0 90 12 3 3,33% TEACHING METHODOLOGY MD1 Presentations in the teacher's class with support of computer and audiovisual media, in which the main concepts of the subject are developed and the bibliography is provided to complement the students' learning. MD2 Critical reading of texts recommended by the teacher of the subject: Press articles, reports, manuals and / or academic articles, either for later discussion in class, or to expand and consolidate the knowledge of the subject. MD3 Resolution of practical cases, problems, etc. Raised by the teacher individually or in a group. MD4 Exposition and discussion in class, under the moderation of the professor of subjects related to the content of the subject, as well as of practical cases. MD5 Preparation of individual and group work and reports. MD6 Reading of theoretical and practical teaching materials. TUTORIALS SCHEME The schedules of the tutorials, adjusted to the disposition by the University, can be consulted in the space of the course in the platform (Aula Global). They will include at least two sections, one for face-to-face and the other for online tutorials. In addition to these official tutorials, students can request and arrange with the teacher online or on-site tutorials outside those times.
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
  • Guy Hart-Davis. Killer ChatGPT Prompts. Wiley. 2023
  • 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.