Information Retrieval

CS 6501 Fall 2014


This is the course website for CS 6501: Information Retrieval.

Instructor: Hongning Wang
Lecture time and place: Tuesday/Thursday 9:30am-10:45am, Rice Hall 340
Contact Info: Piazza
Office Hour: Hongning Wang: Thursday 11am-12pm, Rice Hall 408; In Kee Kim: Tuesday 2pm-4pm, Rice Hall 532
Class Calendar: Google Calendar


December 1: The lecture slides for Link Analysis, Learning to Rank and Topic Models have been posted here.

December 1: Course evaluation is available in collab, please finish it before December 10th.

December 1: The schedule of our final project presentation has been finalized here.

November 21: The schedule of our final project presentation has been posted here.

November 17: We will have an extra class on December 6th at 2pm-4pm, Rice Hall 242.

November 16: Solutions for the midterm exam questions have been posted.

November 10: Important topics for coming midterm exam have been posted.

November 3: A practice midterm is released, which is from the Spring 2014 offering in UIUC.

October 18: HW2 is released, which is due on Tuesday 11:59pm, October 28, 2014.

October 5: Sign-up sheet for paper presentation has been posted here. Please check this list before you decide which paper and when to present.

October 4: As described in our course syllabus we will have a late midterm exam. We will have it on November 13th or after we finish the lecture of "Text mining", which comes first.

October 3: Please select the paper and date for your paper presentation, and inform the instructor before Thursday 11:59pm, October 16, 2014. Otherwise, the instructor will randomly assign the papers and dates for those who did not response on time.

September 26: MP2 is released, which is due on Friday 11:59pm, October 10, 2014.

September 3: HW1 is released, which is due on Friday 11:59pm, September 19, 2014.

September 3: Part 1 of MP1 is released, which is due on Wednesday 11:59pm, September 10, 2014.

August 13: Course Piazza webpage is available at, please sign up the course.

August 13: Welcome In Kee Kim to join our course as TA!

July 21: The lecture time has been finalized to Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9:30am to 10:45am.

July 17: A LaTeX template for course project report has been released.

July 17: The course syllabus has been released.