COMS E6111-Advanced Database Systems
Spring 2015

Lecture Schedule and Readings



This schedule is subject to changes as the course progresses.

# Date Topic and Readings
1
(slides)
Jan 20
Course Overview.
Information Retrieval I.
-
Jan 27
Classes cancelled by University.
2, 3
(slides)
Feb 3
Feb 10
Information Retrieval II.
  • Christopher D. Manning, Prabhakar Raghavan and Hinrich Schütze, Introduction to Information Retrieval, Cambridge University Press. 2008. Chapter 7 ("Computing Scores in a Complete Search System") and Chapter 11 ("Probabilistic Information Retrieval").
  • Justin Zobel and Alistair Moffat: Inverted Files for Text Search Engines, in ACM Computing Surveys, Vol. 38, No. 2 (2006), Sections 1-12; just skim Section 8.
4, 5
Feb 17
Feb 24
Web Search.



6
(slides)



Mar 3
Information Extraction, Structured Querying of Text Databases.
- Mar 10
In class
Midterm exam (closed book, closed notes)
Sample midterm from Spring 2014
Solutions for sample midterm from Spring 2014
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Mar 17
Spring break: no class
7, 8
(slides)
Mar 24
Mar 31
Data Mining.
9, 10
(slides)
Apr 7
Apr 14
Data Warehousing, OLAP, Decision Support.
11, 12
(slides)
Apr 21
Apr 28
Spatial Data Management.
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May 12, 4:10-5:40 p.m.
Final exam (closed book, closed notes)

Luis Gravano
gravano@cs.columbia.edu