INST 734
Information Retrieval Systems
Fall 2014
Module 6: Monday October 6 to Sunday October 12

This module focused on Web search. 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 Chapter 19 of the MRS textbook.
  3. View the first reading commentary video.
  4. Read Chapter 20 of the MRS textbook.
  5. View the second reading commentary video.
  6. Read the Lalmas chapter.
  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 The Web lecture video.
  10. View the Crawling lecture video.
  11. View the Web Search lecture video.
  12. On Friday (or later), read and comment on the additional reading summaries that were prepared by your classmates this week.
  13. Read Project Assignment P6.
  14. Watch the exercise explanation video for Project Assignment P6.
  15. Complete Project Assignment P6 and submit your results using ELMS.
  16. 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 P6

Finally, complete Project Assignment P6. 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: Sun Oct 26 14:30:44 2014