Information Retrieval (MBIB4230)

Master's course
For exchange students

This course deals with theories, methods and models for constructing, using and evaluating automatic information retrieval systems. This includes input from linguistics, statistics and information theory.

  • Admission requirements

    The target groups of this course are master's students of records management or students of library and information science, from our partner institutions.

    An advanced level bachelor’s student of records management or library and information science can be admitted to the course if they are considered to have sufficient prior knowledge.

  • How to apply

    International exchange students select courses when applying for exchange.

    Application deadline: 1 October.

  • Content

    • statistically and semantically based methods for document description and retrieval
    • automatic classification and categorisation
    • search behaviour and how to construct systems for real users
    • new methods/mediums/arenas for information retrieval, such as image and multimedia retrieval, retrieval of multilingual material etc.
  • Teaching methods

    The course consists of a combination of

    • lectures
    • tasks
    • seminars

    This includes presentation of a term paper, made individually or in groups, for discussion.

  • Course description

    For more information about this course, take a look at the course description (

  • Costs

    There is no semester fee for exchange students.

  • Exam and assessment

    Either a report on a laboratory assignment of an essay on one or more of the course topics, written individually or in small groups must be completed and approved before you can hand in the exam. Each student is assigned an opposition of one of the other students' assignments. 

    The exam consists of:

    • individual written three-day home assignment of approximately 5000 words

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