Information Retrieval - CS60092

Spring Semester - 2015-16


Pawan Goyal and Animesh Mukherjee

Course Timings


Monday - 17:00 - 18:00 (NR221/222)

Thursday - 17:00 - 18:00 (NR221/222)

Friday - 17:00 - 18:00 (NR221/222)

Office Hours

Friday - 18:10 - 19:10 (CSE-308)

Teaching Assistants

Mayank Singh, Amrith Krishna, Koustav Rudra, Suman Kalyan Maity and Abhishek Sikchi


Demos for the term projects will be on April 10th, between 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Exact schedule will be decided later.

No class on January 11th.

January 6th, 2016:From January 7th (Thursday), classes will be held in Nalanda, Room NR221.

January 4th, 2016: The course will feature a term-project, consisting of retrieval and recommendation tasks on various sets of text data including tweets, news articles, product reviews, scientific articles, question answering forums etc. Students will be forming groups and each group will select one of the datasets as well for a search/recommendation task. Tentatively, the overall weightage of the project would be 30%. Mid-sem will account for 25% and End-sem will account for the rest 45%.

First class of Information Retrieval will be held on January 4th (Monday), 17:00 - 18:00 at CSE-120.

Lecture Slides

January 4th, 2016 Introduction
January 7th, 2016 Boolean Retrieval
January 8th, 2016 Pre-processing
January 14th-16th, 2016 Skip Pointers, Dictionaries, Tolerant Retrieval
January 18th-21st, 2016 Index Construction
January 25th-28th, 2016 Index Compression
January 29th, 2016 Ranked Retrieval, Vector Space model
February 1st-4th, 2016 Evaluation
February 5th, 2016 Relevance Feedback and Query Expansion
February 8th-11th, 2016 Probabilistic Information Retrieval
February 29th, 2016 Lamguage Models for Information Retrieval
March 3rd, 2016 Naive Bayes for Text Classification
LSI Example Example Link
Study Material Post Mid-sem Links

Ipython Notebook for hands-on

Please follow the instructions provided here.

Text and Reference Literature

  1. Manning, Christopher D., Prabhakar Raghavan, and Hinrich Sch├╝tze. Introduction to information retrieval, Cambridge: Cambridge university press, 2008.