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Undergraduate Course: Text Technologies for Data Science (UG) (INFR11229)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Informatics CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course follows the delivery and assessment of Text Technologies for Data Science (INFR11145) exactly. Undergraduate students must register for this course, while MSc students must register for INFR11145 instead.
Course description This course follows the delivery and assessment of Text Technologies for Data Science (INFR11145) exactly. Undergraduate students must register for this course, while MSc students must register for INFR11145 instead.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course follows the delivery and assessment of Text Technologies for Data Science (INFR11145) exactly. Undergraduate students must register for this course, while MSc students must register for INFR11145 instead.

Maths requirements:
1. Linear algebra: Strong knowledge of vectors and matrices with all related mathematical operations (addition, multiplication, inverse, projections ... etc).
2. Probability theory: Discrete and continuous univariate random variables. Bayes rule. Expectation, variance. Univariate Gaussian distribution.
3. Calculus: Functions of several variables. Partial differentiation. Multivariate maxima and minima.
4. Special functions: Log, Exp, Ln.

Programming requirements:
1. Python and/or Perl, and good knowledge in regular expressions
2. Shell commands (cat, sort, grep, sed, ...)
3. Additional programming language could be useful for course project.

Team-work requirement:
Final course project would be in groups of 4-6 students. Working in a team for the project is a requirement.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesAs above. No part time visiting students permitted.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Course Start Date 19/09/2022
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 18, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 12, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 164 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 30 %, Coursework 70 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Exam 30%
Coursework 70%

Course Work 1 10%, individual work covers implementing basic search engine
Course Work 2 20%, individual work covering IR evaluation and web search
Course Work 3 40%, is a group project, where each group is 4-6 members

All of the coursework is heavy on system implementation, and thus being familiar with programming and software engineering is a pre-requisite. Python is required for implementation of Course Work 1 and Course Work 2. For Course Work 3, students are free to use the implementation language they prefer.
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Text Technologies for Data Science (UG) (INFR11229)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Build basic search engines from scratch, and use IR tools for searching massive collections of text documents
  2. Build feature extraction modules for text classification
  3. Implement evaluation scripts for IR and text classification
  4. Understand how web search engines (such as Google) work
  5. Work effectively in a team to produce working systems
Reading List
"Introduction to Information Retrieval", C.D. Manning, P. Raghavan and H. Schutze
"Search Engines: Information Retrieval in Practice", W. Bruce Croft, Donald Metzler, Trevor Strohman
"Machine Learning in Automated Text Categorization". F Sebastiani "The Zipf Mystery"
Additional research papers and videos to be recommended during lectures
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Keywordstext processing,information retrieval,text classification
Contacts
Course organiserDr Walid Magdy
Tel: (0131 6)51 5612
Email: wmagdy@inf.ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Helen Tweedale
Tel: (0131 6)50 3827
Email: Helen.Tweedale@ed.ac.uk
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