Summer Engineering Academy 2007

Search Engine Technology and Social Network on the Internet

Lecture I Tutorial Practical
Time 9:15 am - 12:30 pm 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
Venue SHB TY Wong Hall SHB 924 SHB 924

Course Description

  1. This course introduces some recent development on the search engine and social network.
  2. Topics include Web 2.0, search engine architecture, PageRank, HITS, social network, collaborative filtering, etc.


Lecturer Tutor Tutor
Name Irwin King Zhenjiang Lin Hao Ma
Email king AT zjlin AT hma AT
Office Rm 908 TBA TBA
Telephone 2609 8398 TBA TBA

Note: This class will be taught in English. Homework assignments and examinations will be conducted in English.


The pdf files are created so that they can be opened by Adobe's Acrobat. Please obtain the correct version of the Acrobat Reader from Adobe.

  1. Lecture notes [ pdf ]
  2. Tutorial notes [ color pdf | b&w pdf ]
  3. Practical Excel file [ Excel file ]

Reference Books

  1. Modern Information Retrieval, Ricardo Baeza-Yates and Berthier Ribeiro-Neto, ACM Press, 1999.
  2. Information Retrieval: Data Structures and Algorithms, William B. Frakes and Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Prentice Hall, 1992.
  3. Information Retrieval: Algorithms and Heuristics, David A. Grossman and Ophir Frieder, Springer, 2004.
  4. Understanding Search Engines: Mathematical Modeling and Text Retrieval, Michael Berry, Murray Browne, and Jack Dongarra, SIAM Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2005.
  5. Managing Gigabytes: Compressing and Indexing Documents and Images, Ian H. Witten, Alistair Moffat, and Timothy C. Bell, Morgan Kaufmann, 1999.
  6. The Geometry of Information Retrieval, C. J. van Rijsbergen, Cambridge University Press, 2004.


  • 1. Q: Where is a good jump off point for this class?

A: You can read many of the topic discussed on Wikipedia. Since this is a course on search engine, use it also to learn more in-depth knowledge on the topics that interest you.

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