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SIT772 - Database and Information Retrieval

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:SCC772
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

G Li

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: MSC703
Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

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 develop an understanding of the fundamentals of data modeling and of database technology. The relational data model will be presented and the functionality provided by implementations of it will be studied. The process of constructing database tables and related entities will be explored in depth. Secondly, we will develop the understanding of information retrieval: the process of indexing and retrieving text documents. The field of Information Retrieval includes almost any type of unstructured or semi-structured data. Information Retrieval is a critical aspect of Web search engines. We will provide students with an intuition for how search engines work, why they are successful, and to some degree how they fail.

Assessment

Examination 60%, two assignments (20% each) 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1076$1076$2787$3114

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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