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ITIMS11 Introduction to Information Retrieval Research 5 ECTS
Organised by
Information Studies and Interactive Media

General description

Advanced level set of books in information retrieval.

Learning outcomes

The student gains an overview of the main trends of information retrieval research and learns to read and evaluate critically research literature of the field.


The basic concepts and research trends in information retrieval research. The stages of development and trends of experimental IR research: laboratory research, research on operational systems, user oriented and cognitive research. The concept of relevance and operationalisation in traditional and interactive information retrieval research. Research on web based information retrieval.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 10 h 0 h
Seminar 10 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Appropriate parts of the below mentioned book and articles from a reading list. Instructions on the course web site.

  1. Ingwersen & Järvelin, The turn: integration of information seeking and retrieval in context. Springer/Kluwer 2005.
  2. Articles from the reading list.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Information Sciences
Research in Information Storage and Retrieval (Information Studies and Interactive Media)
School of Information Sciences
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School of Information Sciences