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Fundamentals of Human-Computer Information Retrieval


Fundamentals of Human-Computer Information Retrieval
Fundamentals of Human-Computer Information Retrieval

Learn more about human-computer information retrieval techniques.


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Course Description

Vast quantities of data and information appear on the web every year. This data takes on a wide variety of forms such as text, images, video, code and statistics to name just a few. Data and information can also be multi-lingual and dynamic in that, for example, blogs and wikis are being constantly updated and modified. Companies like Google spend millions of dollars trying to continuously improve human-computer information retrieval methods so that the information obtained from a search is relevant. This is now considered to be one of the most important areas in web development. This free online human-computer information retrieval course shows how modern search techniques integrate information retrieval methods with human-computer interaction studies so that data and information are represented in such a way that leads the user quickly and efficiently to relevant results. In this course you will learn about techniques associated with human-computer information retrieval such as spelling suggestions and automatic query reformulation which puts control of selection and interpretation in the user’s hands. Faceted search enables users to navigate information hierarchically, going from a category to its sub-categories, while ‘lookahead’ provides a general approach to exploration. For example, various web applications employ AJAX to automatically complete query terms and suggest popular searches. This free online human-computer information retrieval course will be of great interest to all IT professionals who would like a greater knowledge and understanding of human-computer information retrieval methods, and to all learners who would like to learn more about how data and information are accessed by search engines.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Understand information retrieval techniques; - Learn more about human-computer interaction; - Understand human-computer information retrieval techniques;


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Module Title
Module 1: Fundamentals of Human-Computer Information Retrieval
Module 2: Human-Computer Information Retrieval Assessment

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 39 reviews
Course Title: Fundamentals of Human-Computer Information Retrieval
Course #: 540
Course Publisher: University of North Carolina
Course Category: 1
Content Origin:
Course Description: Vast quantities of data and information appear on the web every year. This data takes on a wide variety of forms such as text, images, video, code and statistics to name just a few. Data and information can also be multi-lingual and dynamic in that, for example, blogs and wikis are being constantly updated and modified. Companies like Google spend millions of dollars trying to continuously improve human-computer information retrieval methods so that the information obtained from a search is relevant. This is now considered to be one of the most important areas in web development. This free online human-computer information retrieval course shows how modern search techniques integrate information retrieval methods with human-computer interaction studies so that data and information are represented in such a way that leads the user quickly and efficiently to relevant results. In this course you will learn about techniques associated with human-computer information retrieval such as spelling suggestions and automatic query reformulation which puts control of selection and interpretation in the user’s hands. Faceted search enables users to navigate information hierarchically, going from a category to its sub-categories, while ‘lookahead’ provides a general approach to exploration. For example, various web applications employ AJAX to automatically complete query terms and suggest popular searches. This free online human-computer information retrieval course will be of great interest to all IT professionals who would like a greater knowledge and understanding of human-computer information retrieval methods, and to all learners who would like to learn more about how data and information are accessed by search engines.
License: This course is available from University of North Carolina OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 19 October 2012
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Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio: High
Audio Only: High
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Post-Secondary
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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    Abdirahman Abdi Somalia Discusses the human-computer interface as it relates to information technology and retrieval. Principles of interface design are examined, including visual display features and help messages; information retrieval applications are described, including online searching, CD-ROM, online public access catalogs (OPACs), and full-text databases; and standards, guidelines, and evaluation are discussed. This is a rarely disruption and quit understandably source of Human and computer information retrieval. 2015-05-06 08:05:02
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    Deverick Sheftall United States of America This Course was very educational. 2015-03-21 23:03:35
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    Brian Samson United States of America Great course. Highly recomended. 2015-03-04 18:03:03
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    Joao Carlos de Carvalho Torquato Brazil It's a succinct and objective course that easily enlightens the student about how human-computer information retrival works, and worth every minute. 2015-02-11 16:02:32
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    Purusotam Dubey India it's very useful.. 2015-02-06 12:02:17
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    Teresa Kindt United States of America Great! 2014-12-04 19:12:18
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    Tanya Bishop United States of America Great foundational information in a simple, easy to understand format. Engaging professor. 2014-10-26 22:10:46
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    Stephen Grace United States of America I felt that this information was very though out, very well presented, and very relevant to all kinds of researchers. 2014-09-18 18:09:26
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    Marcus Jackson United States of America I learned a lot about how humans interact with computers for information retrieval. 2014-07-23 21:07:32
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    Carl Kranhold South Africa Very interesting short course 2014-07-23 20:07:19
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