Information Storage and Retrieval

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Devika P Madalli
Indian Statistical Institute
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Course Category
Library and Information Science
Learning Path
Post graduate
Course Length
80 Hours
Weekly time commitments
7 Hours
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 The objective of the course is to impart in-depth knowledge on Information Storage and retrieval, right from foundational definitions, components of multimedia resource retrieval systems, functions and design of ISAR systems, evaluation and advanced topics such as natural language processing and semantic web in information retrieval. Topics of Information Extraction and Statistical Methods in IR will be covered. The ultimate aim of the course is to instill skills in learners that make them aware of the importance of storage and retrieval in the information profession and to learn methods of IR, systems,  querying and query processing. It is hoped that the knowledge will empower the students with how to efficiently handle and manage ISAR systems.



The learner should have basic knowledge of computers, acquaintance with traditional libraries using manual processes as well as computerized library operations and services offered by both types of libraries.


Target Learners

The course is designed for the students of library and information science as well as for professionals working in library and information centres. Other learners interested in digital libraries my also take up the course


Timeline- Duration

The course consists of 11 parts and is deliverable in a time span of 11 weeks as per the course layout is given below;

Week 1: Introduction to Information  Retrieval and Basic Concepts  

Week 2: Database Management Systems and Physical Organization of Data

Week 3: Querying of the Information Retrieval System

Week 4: ISAR Systems: Functions and Design

Week 5: Evaluation and Measurement of Information Retrieval System

Week 6: Multimedia Information Retrieval

Week 7: Users of Information Retrieval Systems

Week 8: Evolutions in Information Retrieval

Week 9: Advanced Course in Information Storage and Retrieval

Week 10: Statistical Methods for Information Retrieval

Week 11: Information Extraction

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Devika P Madalli

Dr.DevikaMadalliis a Professor of the Documentation Research and Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute, India and Adjunct faculty, DISI, University of Trento, Italy.  Her interest is in the area of Knowledge Organization and application of facetization in Information Systems, Information Infrastructures, Digital Libraries, Semantic Web technologies, Faceted Ontologies, Content Management System, multilingual information services and e-learning. She served as a member of evaluation committee of UNFAO statistical database and information services, FAOSTAT.  She is a member of the Karnataka Evaluation Authority. She contributed to UNESCO's Global Open Access Portal (GOAP). She is on the advisory board of Universal Decimal Classification. She is also a member of the G8+05 Data infrastructures working group. She is co-chair of the interest group on Agricultural Data at the Research Data Alliance.


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