Informatics 141: Information Retrieval:


Winter 2009

Department of Informatics

Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences

University of California, Irvine

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From the catalog:


"An introduction to information retrieval including indexing, retrieval, classifying, and clustering text and multimedia documents."


Information Retrieval is a *the* hot industry on the web today thanks to Google, Yahoo!, MSN and all of the other competitors out there both current and past. The amount of effort required to translate your 2 or 3 keywords into 5-10 relevant documents is enormous. During this class we will attempt to explore some of the complexities behind search.

Instructor: Professor Don Patterson


Lecture: T R 9:30 - 10:50

Classroom: SST 120

Office Hours:

By appointment DBH 5084

Teaching Assistant : Yasser Ganjisaffar

Email:yganjisa AT ics DOT uci DOT edu

Discussion: M 11:00 - 11:50

Classroom: DBH 1200

Office Hours:

By appointment