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 +====== Description of Course Unit ======
 +
 +**[[http://​sigarra.up.pt/​feup/​pt/​cur_geral.cur_view?​pv_curso_id=742|Master in Informatics and Computing Engineering]]\\
 +  [[http://​sigarra.up.pt/​feup_uk/​disciplinas_geral.FormView?​p_cad_codigo=EIC0108|Information Description,​ Storage and Retrieval]]\\
 +  [[http://​sigarra.up.pt/​feup_uk/​disciplinas_geral.formview?​p_cad_codigo=EIC0108&​p_ano_lectivo=2012/​2013&​p_periodo=1S|Instance:​ 2012/​2013]]**
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 +//​**[[http://​sigarra.up.pt/​feup_uk/​disciplinas_geral.formview?​p_cad_codigo=EIC0108&​p_ano_lectivo=2012/​2013&​p_periodo=1S|Institutional page]]**//
 +
 +===== General Information =====
 +
 +**Course Unit**: Information Description,​ Storage and Retrieval\\
 +**Code**: EIC0108\\
 +**Programmes**:​ MIEIC, 5º, xx students/​PRODEI yy students\\
 +**Academic Year**: 2012/2013\\
 +**Semester**:​ 1S\\
 +**Credits**:​ 6/7,5 ECTS\\
 +**Hours/​Weeks**:​ 3 TP\\
 +**Teachers**:​ [[http://​sigarra.up.pt/​feup/​en/​func_geral.FormView?​p_codigo=209566|Cristina Ribeiro]] | [[http://​sigarra.up.pt/​feup/​en/​func_geral.FormView?​p_codigo=230756|João Correia Lopes]]
 +
 +===== Teaching Language =====
 +
 +Suitable for English-speaking students
 +
 +===== Objectives, Skills and Learning Outcomes =====
 +
 +1 - BACKGROUND
 +
 +The "​Information Description,​ Storage and Retrieval"​ unit assumes as its context the existence of large collections of heterogeneous information which needs to be organized, described, stored and retrieved.
 +
 +2 - SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
 +
 +  - Make the students aware of the main issues in the organization and storage of large data collections.
 +  - Make the students familiar with the main concepts in textual information retrieval and their application in retrieval tools.
 +  - Explore the semantic web methods and tools, and use web resources and their descriptions in applications that make use of data semantics.
 +
 +3 - PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE
 +
 +Knowledge and practice in programming languages ​​for application development.
 +
 +4 - PERCENTAGE DISTRIBUTION
 +
 +Scientific Component: 50%\\
 +Technological Component: 50%
 +
 +5 - LEARNING OUTCOMES
 +
 +On completion of this course, the student should be able to:
 +  * Identify data sources in data repositories,​ online services APIs and user logs;
 +  * Decide on the quality of the data sources and briefly characterize a selected dataset;
 +  * Choose the document granularity and a storage model for the dataset;
 +  * Use data manipulation tools to select appropriate data subsets and to fit the data to their intended applications;​
 +
 +  * Describe the models used in information retrieval, specifically in web retrieval;
 +  * Recognize the various tasks considered in information retrieval;
 +  * Apply information retrieval evaluation measures to the comparison of web retrieval tools;
 +
 +  * Relate web documents with the metadata that describes or links them;
 +  * Treat ontologies as providers of description tools;
 +  * Explore the applications which manipulate semantic web information descriptions and create metadata sets for a chosen domain;
 +  * Compare semantic web- based services with simpler approaches to resource description.
 +
 +===== Program =====
 +
 +  * Introduction to datasets; tools for dataset collection, preparation and access; data models and dataset storage.
 +  * Text information retrieval; retrieval models; evaluation; web information retrieval.
 +  * Information description:​ semantic web languages; RDF, RDF-Schema, OWL; ontologies for data in a domain.
 +
 +===== Main Bibliography =====
 +
 +  * Anders Møller, Michael I. Schwartzbach;​An Introduction to XML and Web Technologies,​ Addison Wesley Professional,​ 2006. ISBN: 0321269667 [[http://​aleph.fe.up.pt/​F/​-?​func=find-b&​find_code=SYS&​request=000074209|Biblioteca]]
 +  * Christopher D. Manning, Prabhakar Raghavan, Hinrich Schütze;​Introduction to Information Retrieval, Cambridge University Press, 2008. ISBN: 0521865719 [[http://​aleph.fe.up.pt/​F/​-?​func=find-b&​find_code=SYS&​request=000128218|Biblioteca]]
 +
 +===== Teaching Procedures =====
 +
 +Lectures include theoretical presentation of the course subjects and practical sessions where proposed research topics are discussed with the students and practical coursework reported.
 +
 +===== Software =====
 +
 +  * Apache Lucene + Solr
 +  * oXygen XML editor
 +  * Protégé
 +
 +===== Keywords =====
 +
 +Physical sciences > Computer science > Informatics
 +
 +===== Evaluation Type =====
 +
 +Distributed evaluation without final exam
 +
 +===== Registered evaluation and occupation components =====
 +
 +^ Description ​ ^ Type  ^  Time (hours) ​ ^ Date of conclusion ​ ^
 +| Attendance (estimated) | Lectures |  39  | |
 +| 1st Project Delivery | Project Work |  15  |  2012-10-11 ​ |
 +| 2nd Project Delivery | Project Work |  30  |  2012-11-22 ​ |
 +| 3rd Project Delivery | Project Work |  30  |  2013-01-03 ​ |
 +| Test 1 | Test/​Examination |  1  |  2012-11-29 ​ |
 +| Test 2 | Test/​Examination |  1  |  n/a  |
 +| Study | Test/​Examination |  46/84  |  n/a  |
 +|  |  Total: |  162/​200 ​ | |
 +
 +===== Admission to Exams =====
 +
 +The course has a practical component which results from the execution of projects, to be delivered up to the due dates established in the course plan.\\
 +The students are admitted to the final exam if they achieve 50% in each component of the project work. Success in the course requires 40% in each intermediate written test.
 +
 +===== Final grade =====
 +
 +The final grade is computed using the formula: GRADE= 60% Projects + 40% Tests.
 +
 +The Projects component is the result of the practical evaluation and can be obtained:
 +  * completing three practical assignments according to the proposed scripts;
 +  * proposing a semester-long project and reporting its results in the same sessions as the assignments.
 +
 +The project and its workplan must be validated by the course instructors.
 +
 +===== Special Assignments =====
 +
 +None. All students have to complete the projects and present them as scheduled.
 +
 +===== Special evaluation (TE, DA, ...) =====
 +
 +Distributed evaluation, performed during the semester, is required of all students, regardless of their enrollment status.
 +
 +===== Improvement of Final/​Distributed Classification =====
 +
 +Improving the classification requires a new enrollment in the course, taking the course projects and tests again.
 +
 +-- MCR, JCL
  
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