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INFO 4300

Spring. 3 credits. 

Prerequisite: INFO 2950 and INFO 3300 (or a machine learning course). 

Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil.

How to make sense of the vast amounts of information available online, and how to relate it to the social context in which it appears? This course introduces basic tools for retrieving and analyzing unstructured textual information from the web and social media. Applications include information retrieval (with human feedback), question answering, sentiment analysis and social analysis of text. The coursework will include small projects that play on the interaction between knowledge and social factors.