ECE 495B - Information Extraction, Retrieval and Security

Course Details

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

This is an experiential learning course.

Counts as:

Experimental Course Offered:

Fall 2000, Fall 2001, Fall 2002

Catalog Description:

This course will introduce the student to the algorithms used for the processing and protection of information. Specifically, it will introduce fundamental concepts in the area of data mining, text-based information retrieval, content-based image retrieval, web-based search engines and information security/privacy.

Required Text(s):

  1. Course notes

Recommended Text(s):

  1. Machine Learning , Tom Mitchell , McGraw Hill , 1996 , ISBN No. 0070428077
  2. Managing Gigabytes , 2nd Edition , Lam H. Witten , Morgan Kaufmann , 1999 , ISBN No. 1558605703
  3. Security in Computing , 2nd Edition , Charles Pfleger , Prentice Hall , 1997 , ISBN No. 0133374866

Learning Outcomes:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
  1. an ability to implement and design basic text and image based information retrieval systems, including web-based search engines. [b,j]
  2. an ability to implement and apply fundamental data mining algorithms. [b,j]
  3. an understanding of the issues and basic technical solutions to information security/privacy. [f,j]

Lecture Outline:

Weeks Topic
4 Text-Based Information Retrieval
1 Web-Based Search Engines
3 Content-Based Image Retrieval
3 Information Security/Privacy
4 Data Mining

Assessment Method: