Information Retrieval and Knowledge Organisation

University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Fall Semester 2008/09

This English module is part of the BSc in Business Information Technology (Bachelor-Studiengang Wirtschaftsinformatik) at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland.

The module consists of lectures, literature reviews and exercises. The access to the literature and exercises is restricted for enrolled students only and can be found at:


(Handouts in Powerpoint format are available on request: If interested, please send an Email to )

  1. Introduction to Information Retrieval
  2. Information Retrieval
    1. Indexing: Dealing with Word Forms and Phrases
    2. Classical Models of Information Retrieval
    3. Extensions of the Classical Retrieval Models
    4. Evaluating Search Methods
    5. User Adaptation
  3. Thesaurus
  4. Associative Search
  5. Metadata and Meta Knowledge
  6. Classification Schemes
  7. Information Extraction - Automated Indexing

(Handouts of previous year are still available)