CS 371R:
Information Retrieval and Web Search


Raymond J. Mooney, office hours: Tu 11am-12pm, Thu 2-3pm (in person in GDC 3.806 or on Zoom by appointment via email)

Teaching Assistant

Jialin Wu, Office hours: Mon 11am, Wed 2pm

Time and Place

Fall, 2021; TuTh 9:30-11:00 AM; GDC 5.302.
Hybrid notice: At least to start the class will be run in hybrid in-person/virtual mode, if you prefer to attend virtually, see Zoom link on Canvas.

General Course Information


Introduction to Information Retrieval by Christopher D. Manning, Prabhakar Raghavan and Hinrich Schütze

Programming Projects


PowerPoint Presentations

  1. Introduction (PowerPoint) (PDF) (PDF handout)
  2. Boolean and Vector-Space Retrieval Models (PowerPoint) (PDF) (PDF handout)
  3. Basic Tokenizing, Indexing, and Implementation of Vector-Space Retrieval (PowerPoint) (PDF) (PDF handout)
  4. Performance Evaluation of Information Retrieval Systems (PowerPoint) (PDF) (PDF handout)
  5. Query Operations (Relevance Feedback / Query Expansion) (PowerPoint) (PDF) (PDF handout)
  6. Text Properties and Languages (PowerPoint) (PDF) (PDF handout)
  7. Web Search: Introduction (PowerPoint) (PDF) (PDF handout)
  8. Web Search: Spidering (PowerPoint) (PDF) (PDF handout)
  9. Web Search: Interfaces (PowerPoint) (PDF) (PDF handout)
  10. Web Search: Link Analysis (PowerPoint) (PDF) (PDF handout)
  11. Automated Text Categorization (PowerPoint) (PDF) (PDF handout)
  12. Language-Model Based Retrieval (PowerPoint) (PDF) (PDF handout)
  13. Automated Text Clustering (PowerPoint) (PDF) (PDF handout)
  14. Recommender Systems (PowerPoint) (PDF) (PDF handout)
  15. Ethical Issues in IR (PowerPoint) (PDF) (PDF handout)
  16. Information Extraction (PowerPoint) (PDF) (PDF handout)
  17. Semantic Parsing for Question Answering (PowerPoint) (PDF) (PDF handout)
  18. Deep Learning (PowerPoint) (PDF) (PDF handout)

Servlet Demos

Java Course Code

A jar file for the course Java code is available here.

JavaDoc for Course Code

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