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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Text Retrieval and Search Engines by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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161 reviews

About the Course

Recent years have seen a dramatic growth of natural language text data, including web pages, news articles, scientific literature, emails, enterprise documents, and social media such as blog articles, forum posts, product reviews, and tweets. Text data are unique in that they are usually generated directly by humans rather than a computer system or sensors, and are thus especially valuable for discovering knowledge about people’s opinions and preferences, in addition to many other kinds of knowledge that we encode in text. This course will cover search engine technologies, which play an important role in any data mining applications involving text data for two reasons. First, while the raw data may be large for any particular problem, it is often a relatively small subset of the data that are relevant, and a search engine is an essential tool for quickly discovering a small subset of relevant text data in a large text collection. Second, search engines are needed to help analysts interpret any patterns discovered in the data by allowing them to examine the relevant original text data to make sense of any discovered pattern. You will learn the basic concepts, principles, and the major techniques in text retrieval, which is the underlying science of search engines....

Top reviews


Sep 21, 2016

Great course for those trying to understand how ro analyse and process text data. It has the right amount of tools to help you understand the basics of information retrieval and search engines.


Aug 29, 2016

A great overview of text retrieval methods. Good coverage of search engines. A longer course will cover search engine better (remember this is a 6 weeker)

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Jan 20, 2017

A very useful course! thanks prof.

By Julio C R

May 23, 2016

It is an excellent trending topic!

By Yifan N

Nov 15, 2016

great introductory course for IR

By Hafiz A Q

Jun 02, 2020

That was the best course !!!

By Avraham L

Jun 24, 2019

enlightening and interesting

By Goya Z

Aug 13, 2016


By Menghe L

Jun 07, 2017

very good for learners

By 李元岑

Dec 13, 2016

It's worth to learn!

By Sreerag

May 28, 2020

Excellent sessions

By Vidya S

Jun 24, 2017

Very interesting!

By Dr. E S S

Aug 12, 2020

Excellent course

By Leandro O d N

Oct 03, 2017

Excellent course

By Laura M U D

May 09, 2020

Excelente curso

By Ruben D S P

May 27, 2019

amazing classes


May 16, 2020

Happy learning

By Harsh

Nov 11, 2019

Amazing course

By Amrit S D

Sep 30, 2018

very very good

By Aigerim A

Jul 04, 2018

perfect course

By 饶林尚

Oct 08, 2017


By Manikant R

Jun 20, 2020

Great course

By wenning h

Feb 23, 2018



Dec 18, 2017

Good Course

By Christopher Z

Aug 26, 2017


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Dec 17, 2019


By Kamlesh C

Jul 30, 2020

Thank you