Information Retrieval - CS60092

Spring Semester - 2019-20


Saptarshi Ghosh and Pawan Goyal

Course Timings


Wednesday - 10:00 - 11:00 (NC-132)

Thursday - 9:00 - 10:00 (NC-132)

Friday - 11:00 - 12:00 (NC-132)

Teaching Assistants

Rajdeep Mukherjee, Shounak Paul, Avirup Mukherjee, Prajwal Singhania


Syllabus for Mid Sem: Topics covered upto Feb 7th.

The list of registered students as retrieved from ERP is here.

The registration for the course is now cloased. We will not be able to accept any more requests.

Tentative Weightage: Mid-sem (30 %), End-Sem (40 %), Term Project (30 %).

First Class on January 8th, 10:00 AM.

Lecture Slides

January 8th, 2020 Introduction
January 9th-10th, 2020 Boolean Retrieval
January 15th, 2020 Pre-processing
January 16-17th, 2020 Skip Pointers, Phrase Queries
January 22-24th, 2020 Scoring, Term Weighting and the Vector Space Model
January 30-31st, 2020 Evaluation
Feb 5-7th, 2020 Dictionaries and Tolerant Retrieval
Feb 12-14th, 2020 Index Construction
Feb 26-27th, 2020 Index Compression
Feb 28th, 2020 Relevance Feedback
March 4th, 2020 Relevance Feedback and Query Expansion
March 5th, 2020 Query Augmentation
March 6th-11th, 2020 Statistical Language Models for IR
March 12th, 2020 Web Crawling
March 13th, 2020 Link Analysis: HITS
March 16-20th, 2020 Link Analysis: Part 2 (PageRank): Powerpont Show (ppsx) file
March 16-20th, 2020 Words Vectors - Part 1 (Youtube Video)
March 16-20th, 2020 Words Vectors - Part 2 (Youtube Video)
March 20th, 2020 Semantic Matching using Neural Networks
March 23rd, 2020 - May 4th, 2020 Material in Drive

Text and Reference Literature

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