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LIS 7500 Information Seeking and Retrieval — 3 credits

This course is designed to provide an overview of information retrieval theory and related techniques as a foundation for understanding the issues related to information science in general. IR is concerned with the principles of organizing and providing access to information using computerized information retrieval systems in order to help human users who need to find and use information, particularly in the context of libraries and information agencies. Students in this course will be introduced to the inner workings of traditional retrieval models, basic text processing and indexing, current Internet search engines and multi-media retrieval as well as human user's information seeking and search, the concept of relevance as evaluation criteria.
Prerequisites with concurrency: LIS 7010, LIS 7030.