VIKBA11 Information Retrieval Languages

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2004
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Josef Schwarz (lecturer)
Mgr. Silvie Kořínková Presová, DiS. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Pavla Kánská
Division of Information and Library Studies - Department of Czech Literature and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Iva Dušová
Fri 11:40–13:15 48
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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. Individual processes of organization of information are presented, including subject analysis, indexing and classification and their quality and consistency, IRLs compilation and presentation, IRLs mapping etc.
  • 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. APPLICATION AND EVALUATION OF IRLs 2.1. Theory and methodology of subject analysis and semantic reduction of documents (abstracting, indexing, classification). 2.2. Impact of database features on IRL structure and using (bibliographic and fulltext databases, subject databases, library catalogues, union catalogues, portals) 2.3. Information systems evaluation in the context of IRLs (recall/precision rates, indexing consistency/quality, indexing experiments). 3. PRACTICAL USAGE OF IRLs 3.1. Selected examples of IRLs types. 3.2. Practical aspects of IRLs administration, updating and using. 3.3. Recent state of IRLs in libraries and information institutions in the Czech republic.
Assessment methods (in Czech)
Požadavky k ukončení: 3 praktické úkoly (9 bodů), esej (2 body), test (2 body), aktivita v hodině (1 bod). Přesné zádání všech požadavků bude specifikováno v první hodině výuky. Minimální počet bodů pro získání klasifikace je 13.
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The course is also listed under the following terms 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, Autumn 2019.
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