- Targeted audience
- DAI Hauptstudium with 6 credit points : Bereich "D"
- Kommedia Bachelor: Modul: Anwendungsorientierte Technologien & Methoden (P)
Information Retrieval (IR) deals with information search in purely
structured data like e.g. fulltexts or multimedia
databases. Popular applications are web search engines, digital
libraries and multimedia archives (e.g. for images).
Due to the vagueness of the information need and the
uncertain representation of the content of the stored objects,
standard database techniques are not appropriate. Instead, the
concepts have to be extended to deal with vagueness and
uncertainty. As the major focus is on content-oriented search,
special techniques for representing the content of text and
multimedia objects are required.
This lecture introduces the underyling concepts of IR and
illustrates them based on special application areas.
Material for the tutorials