INST 734
Information Retrieval Systems
Fall 2014
Module 8: Monday October 20 to Sunday October 26

This module focused on how we can represent content based on things that have been created for or from that content. 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 Understanding Metadata paper.
  3. View the first reading commentary video.
  4. Read the Petras et al. paper.
  5. View the second reading commentary video.
  6. Read the Koolen and Kamps 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 Metadata lecture video.
  10. View the Intentional Description lecture video.
  11. View the Incidental Description lecture video.
  12. View the Linked Data lecture video.
  13. On Friday (or later), read and comment on the additional reading summaries that were prepared by your classmates this week.
  14. Read Project Assignment P8.
  15. Watch the exercise explanation video for Project Assignment P8.
  16. Complete Project Assignment P8 and submit your results using ELMS.
  17. 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 P8

Finally, complete Project Assignment P8. 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 1 13:15:14 2014