INST 734
Information Retrieval Systems
Fall 2014
Module 9: Monday October 27 to Sunday November 2

This module flips our perspective. Up until now, we have focused on the case in which the information if fairly static, but the queries change all the time. In this module, we will look at the opposite situation, where the information need is fairly static, and the collection is constantly changing. 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 9 of the MRS textbook.
  3. View the first reading commentary video.
  4. Read Chapter 1 of the Cormack book.
  5. View the second reading commentary video.
  6. Read Chapter 2 of the Ekstrand et al. book.
  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 Filtering lecture video.
  10. View the Recommender Systems lecture video.
  11. View the Classification lecture video.
  12. On Friday (or later), read and comment on the additional reading summaries that were prepared by your classmates this week.
  13. View the Guest Cameo video by Julio Gonzalo.
  14. Use ELMS to tell me which additional readings you would prefer to summarize in modules 10, 11, 12, or 13. As usual, please suggest five readings, with at least one from each module, and please indicate your prefernce order. Please do this by midnight Sunday night (Niv 2).
  15. Make progress on your project!
  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:

Doug Oard
Last modified: Sat Nov 1 13:16:25 2014