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SIT772 - Database and Information Retrieval

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Tianqing Zhu (Trimester 1 and 2), Sasan Adibi (Trimester 3)

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour scheduled online seminar per fortnight, 1 x 2-hour face-to-face workshop per week.

Cloud (online): 1 x 1 hour scheduled online seminar per fortnight.

Note:

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Content

The unit will cover two important foundational but related methods for capturing, representing, storing, organising, and retrieving structured, unstructured or loosely structured information. Firstly, the unit will focus on the fundamentals of data modelling and database technology. The relational data model will be investigated and the process of constructing database tables and related entities will be explored in depth. The second focus of the unit is information retrieval: the process of indexing and retrieving text documents. As a critical aspect of Web search engines, the field of Information Retrieval includes almost any type of unstructured or semi-structured data. Students will explore how search engines work, why they are successful, and to some degree how they fail.

Assessment

Report 30%, problem solving task 30%, examination 40%

Unit Fee Information

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