Web Information Systems

Level: Master
Semester: 2nd Semester (February - June)
Language: English
Teacher: Jan Hidders
Assistant(s): Jonathan Riggio
Course Description

The following topics are covered in this course:

  • human computing
    • taxononomy of human computation
    • applications
  • crowd-sourcing
    • how to design crowd-sourcing applications (e.g. incentives, quality control)
    • simple crowd-sourcing tasks
    • complex crowd-sourcing tasks
    • hybrid workflows
    • frameworks
    • future research
  • web search
    • Ads
    • Duplicate detection
    • Spam
    • Web IR (Queries, Links, Context, Users, Documents, Size of the Web)
  • web crawling
    • architectures for web crawling