CS 430 / INFO 430
Information Retrieval
Fall 2004




The midterm and final examinations aim to reward regular attendance in class and careful reading for the discussion classes.

Both examinations are open book. You will probably find it useful to bring copies of the lecture slides, course readings and your private notes. If you have a laptop computer you may save printing by loading these materials onto your computer and bringing it to the examination room.

Some of the questions may require simple numeric calculations. Everything can be done by hand, but you may find it useful to bring a hand calculator or to use a calculator program on a laptop computer.

Laptop computers may not be used for any other purposes during examinations. In particular, it is strictly forbidden to use them for any form of communication.

Midterm Examination

The Midterm Examination is on Wednesday, October 13, in Upson B17, 7:30 to 9:00. It will be open book.

The midterm examination from Spring 2001 (lightly edited) and a set of slides that discuss the solution are mounted at the following. Note that this examination had four questions; the Fall 2004 midterm will have three questions. Also, Question 4 is on a topic that will not be covered by the midterm examination this year.

Sample Midterm Examination:

Slides that discuss the solutions:

Final examination (preliminary information)

The final examination is on Monday, December 13 from noon to 2:30 p.m. There will also be a make-up examination later that week. Send email to anat@cs.cornell.edu if you wish to take the make-up examination.

The style of the examination will be similar to the mid-term. There will be three or four questions covering material from the entire course. It will be open book.

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William Y. Arms
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