INST 734
Information Retrieval Systems
Fall 2014
Module 11: Monday November 10 to Sunday November 16

This is a module preview, where you can see some of the planned details for a module that is not yet ready. This module will be ready by November 8.

This module is focused on searching content in languages that the user may not know, or may not know well. The module is designed to be completed in 12 hours over 7 days. As with every module, you must complete all componentents of this module by midnight on the evening of the indicated end date for the module.

Module Checklist

The recommended order for completing the activities in this module is:
  1. View the introductory video for this module.
  2. Read the McNamee and Mayfield paper.
  3. View the first reading commentary video.
  4. Read Chapter 3 of the Nie book.
  5. View the second reading commentary video.
  6. Read the Petrelli et al paper.
  7. View the third reading commentary video.
  8. Check ELMS to see if you have an additional reading summary assigned to you this week. If so, complete that summary by midnight Thursday and submit it using ELMS.
  9. View the CLIR lecture video.
  10. View the Dictionary-Based CLIR lecture video.
  11. View the Corpus-Based CLIR lecture video.
  12. View the Interactive CLIR lecture video.
  13. On Friday (or later), read and comment on the additional reading summaries that were prepared by your classmates this week.
  14. View the Guest Cameo video.
  15. Read Project Assignment P11.
  16. Watch the exercise explanation video for Project Assignment P11.
  17. Complete Project Assignment P11 and submit your results using ELMS.
  18. If you want to hear some of the topics in this module presented differently, consider viewing parts of the optional supplementary videos.


This week we have three reading assignments.

Summaries of Additional Readings

Additional readings are assigned to five students. All students should read the five summaries once they are posted to ELMS, and all students other than those who wrote a summary this week should make a comment on the discussion board about at least one of the summaries (or about someone else's comment on one of them).


Here are the videos for this module:

Project Assignment P11

Finally, complete Project Assignment P11. Like all assignments that you are asked to turn in, this is due at midnight on the last day of the module.
Doug Oard
Last modified: Sat Nov 8 20:41:35 2014