A flexible object-oriented system for teaching and learning structured IR

Luis M. de Campos, J.M. Fernández-Luna, J.F. Huete, Alfonso E. Romero

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Teaching (Structured) Information Retrieval in a postgraduate programme in Computer Science could be a difficult task, but the situation get worse when IR is considered as a mere application of the fundamentals in the programme core.

In this case, the (usual) necessity of explaining the basic IR concepts joined with the necessity of doing some experimentation with the model play against the (available) time in which the student might acquires the knowledge.

In this paper we present a platform that could help the student to understand about what issues are specific to efficient Structured Information Retrieval in a Probabilistic Graphical Model postgraduate programme.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the First International Workshop on Teaching and Learning of Information Retrieval
Place of PublicationLondon (UK)
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • probabilistic graphical models
  • information retrieval system
  • xml
  • structured documents

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