CSCI 4141 -- INFORMATION RETRIEVAL
Class Times: Tuesday and Thursday, 8:35-9:55
Place: Computer Science Building, room 127
Professor: Dr. M. Shepherd
Office: Computer Science Building, Room 316
Office Hours: Wednesday, 13:30-15:30 p.m.
- 30% - project
- 30% - midterm
- 40% - Final Examination Scheduled by Registrar
While it is expected that students will discuss assignments and help each
other, each student is expected to do the assignments on their own and to
hand in the efforts of their own work. Please see the University's policies
on intellectual honesty and
, (page 21 of the 2005/2006 Undergraduate Calendar).
Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities are encouraged to register as quickly as possible
at the Student Accessibility Services if they want to receive academic
accommodations. To do so please phone 494-2836, e-mail email@example.com , drop in at the Killam,
G28 or visit our website.
- there is no supplemental exam for this course
- progress on your project will be monitored by using a
number of "milestone" assignments
- if you cannot get your assignment to work properly by
the due date, then document what you have done,
why you think it is not working, and what you would
have to do to complete it
- my experience has been that if you miss a milestone
it is VERY difficult for you to catch up
There is no text for this course. There will be supplemental readings made
available on the web as needed.
The project can be programmed in the language(s) of your choice. If using C
or C++, I suggest using Tcl/Tk for the GUI interface. If using perl, I
suggest perl/tk or perl/cgi for the interface. Programming texts/manuals have not been ordered for this course. Overall,
I highly recommend that you use the Web browser with JAVA or perl cgi scripts.