SIT772 - Database and Information Retrieval

Year:

2020 unit information

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2-hour face-to-face workshop per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1 hour online seminar per fortnight.

Note:

Students enrolled in S778, S779, S735, S536, S635, and S737 are not eligible to enrol in the following units:

SIT771 Object-Orientated Development
SIT772 Database and Information Retrieval
SIT773 Software Requirements Analysis and Modelling
SIT774 Web Technologies and Development

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.

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