CS 430 / INFO 430
Professor William Y. Arms
Assignment 4: Late Submission Permitted until Sunday
Many people have asked for an extension on this assignment because of the large number of other courses that have assignments due at the same time. No penalty will be given for lateness of this assignment if it is submitted by 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 3.
No Lecture on November 30
There will be no lecture on November 30. Lectures 26 and 27 will be combined into a single lecture on November 28, Classification 1 & 2. The full slides for Lectures 26 and 27 will be posted on the Web site. The final examination will not include any material that has not been covered in class.
This course looks at the methods used to search for and discover information in digital libraries and Web information systems. Methods that are covered include techniques for searching, browsing and filtering information, descriptive metadata, the use of classification systems and thesauruses, and Web search systems.
Please send all message about the course to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Messages to this address are forwarded to the Instructor and the Teaching Assistants.
The Teaching Assistants do not have scheduled office hours but are available to help you by email.
Notices and Syllabus
The course syllabus is posted on the Syllabus page of this web site. It has the schedule of lectures, discussion classes, assignments and examinations. Note that the syllabus is subject to change as the course progresses.
The discussion classes on Wednesday evenings are a central part of the course. Each class is based on a paper to be read or a computing task to be carried out in advance of the class.
The grades for the discussion classes allow everybody to miss up to two classes, but the material in the readings will be covered in the examinations.
Computing LaboratoryComputers with appropriate software are available in the Computer Science Undergraduate Lab, Upson Hall Room 315/317. M.Eng. students may also use the M.Eng. computing lab.
Assignments and Grading
The course grade will be based on course assignments, participation in the discussion classes, and the examinations (mid-term and final). The weightings given to these components are expected to be as follows, but these weightings may be changed:
All assignments are individual assignments, but you are encouraged to discuss the readings and the course concepts with your colleagues. To understand when collaboration is appropriate read the web page on Academic Integrity and understand how it applies to this course.
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