VIKBA11 Information Retrieval Languages

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Josef Schwarz (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Petr Škyřík, Ph.D.
Division of Information and Library Studies - Department of Czech Literature - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Alice Lukavská
Supplier department: Division of Information and Library Studies - Department of Czech Literature - Faculty of Arts
Fri 14:00–15:40 D22
Prerequisites (in Czech)
VIK_PoZ Qualifying Examination
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
Course of lectures is focused in value, theory and use of information retrieval languages (IRLs) in information systems. IRLs domain is explained regarding information system functions, components and processes (document and its processing, information storage and retrieval, output information processing, information system evaluation). IRLs domain is also put into framework of organization of information. Function and value of IRLs used in modern automated information and library system integrating lingvistic tools are described.
  • 1. THEORY OF INFORMATION RETRIEVAL LANGUAGES (IRLs) 1.1. Terminology and taxonomy of IRLs. 1.2. Theoretical foundations of IRLs in logic, linguistics, semiotics and epistemology. 1.3. Structure, formats and implementation of IRLs. 1.4. IRLs type relations, retrieval reference languages. 2. PRACTICAL USAGE OF IRLs 2.1. Selected examples of IRLs types. 2.2. Practical aspects of IRLs administration, updating and using. 2.3. Recent state of IRLs in libraries and information institutions in the Czech republic.
  • FOSKETT, A. C. The subject approach to information. 5th ed. London: Library association, 1996. xv, 456. ISBN 1856040488. info
  • CHU, Heting. Information representation and retrieval in the digital age. Medford, New Jersey: Information Today, Inc., 2003. xiv, 248. ISBN 1573871729. info
  • AITCHISON, Jean, Alan GILCHRIST and David BAWDEN. Thesaurus construction and use : a practical manual. 4th ed. London: Aslib, 2000. xiv, 218. ISBN 0851424465. info
  • SMITH, Sherry L. and Kari J. KELLS. Inside indexing : the decision-making process. [S.l.]: Northwest Indexing Press, 2005. vii, 189. ISBN 0977103501. info
  • AIKAWA, Hiroko. Guidelines on subject access to individual works of fiction, drama, etc. 2. ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 2000. iii, 67. ISBN 0838935036. info
  • The future of classification. Edited by Rita Marcella - Arthur Maltby. Aldershot: Gower, 2000. xv, 144. ISBN 0566079925. info
Teaching methods
lectures, reading
Assessment methods
written test
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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