This course is geared towards exposing students to some of the core technologies for controlling and using the content on the Internet. The following are some of the questions we will consider:
This course will be breadth-oriented introduction to the issues involved in answering these questions.
Prerequisites: CSE 310 required. Other courses that will help include CSE 471 (AI) CSE 412 (Databases) and CSE 450 (Algorithms). I am hoping that students have had at least one of these 4-level courses already, but won't insist on them. Students planning to register for this course are encouraged to talk to the instructor (via email at rao wholivesat asu dot edu).
Grading: The grading will be based on class participation, exams and projects.
Textbooks: There is no prescribed textbook. We will read papers (see the reading list.)
Overview: The best overview is the list of topics and lecture notes from the previous offering (shown below).
11/21; 11/23 (DB & IR); Collection Selection; Webservices 11/28; 11/30: Social network Analysis (Kevin bacon game; Erdos number; Trust propagation etc) 12/5: Interactive Review 12/17:Topics:
DB+IR --> Imprecise queries (1 week) Collection Selection (1 class) web services (1 class) Social Network Analysis (1-2 classes)