Institute for Web Science and Technologies · Universität Koblenz - Landau
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Web Information Retrieval

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Summer Term 2020


  • Assignments as well as tutorial videos will be delayed.
  • Schedule subjected to changes based on further directions.
  • The SVN repository to submit your assignments is: Replace GROUPNAME with your group name in the TEAMS page. ( Example: ) Please remember to have your assignments in different folders under "solutions"

Lecture Schedule

Date Topic Attachment Video
20.04.2020 Organization and Introduction to Web IR PDF Video
27.04.2020 Evaluation Methods PDF, PPT Video
04.05.2020 Boolean Model PDF, PPT Video
11.05.2020 Vector Space Model PDF, PPT Video
18.05.2020 Probabilistic Language Model PDF, PPT Video
01.06.2020 Web Search Characteristics PDF, PPT Video
08.06.2020 Web Crawl PDF, PPT Video
15.06.2020 Page Rank PDF, PPT Video
22.06.2020 User Interfaces, Visualization PDF, PPT Video
22.06.2020 Multimedia Retrieval PDF, PPT Video

Tutorial Schedule

Date Topic Submission Solution Status
20.4.2020 Introduction (Zip) (PDF) 27.04.2020 Uploaded
27.04.2020 Evaluation (PDF) ( Zip) 04.05.2020 Uploaded
04.05.2020 Boolean Retrieval (Zip) (PDF) (Dataset) 11.05.2020 Uploaded
11.05.2020 Vector Space Model (PDF)(Zip) 18.05.2020 Uploaded
18.05.2020 Probabilistic Language Moddel (Zip) (PDF) 25.05.2020 Uploaded
01.06.3030 Web Search Characteristics (PDF)(Zip) 08.06.2020 Uploaded
08.06.2020 Web Crawl (Zip)(PDF) 15.06.2020 Uploaded
15.06.2020 Page Rank (PDF) (Zip) 22.06.2020 Uploaded


If you want to participate in this course, you need to:

  • Register to the lecture in Klips
  • Register to one tutorial in Klips
  • Add yourself into a group (one to two students) for working on mandatory assignments here until 15th of April.

For inter-student communication, please use the OLAT.

Important Information

To whom?

Master and Bachelor students in:

  • Web Science
  • Computer Science
  • Computational Visualistics
  • Business Informatics



First Exam:

  • Date: August 05, 2020 || Location: D028 || Time: 08:00hrs
  • Registration is open until: July 29, 2020
  • Cancellation is until: August 04, 2020
  • Klips: Register here

Second Exam:

  • Date: November 02, 2020 || Location: M001 and M002 || Time: 08:00hrs
  • Registration is open until: October 26, 2020
  • Cancellation is until: November 01, 2020
  • Klips: Register here

Important note: You must have gathered at least 60% of the points across the assignments of this semester or have failed the exam in the last year to be allowed to participate in the exam. Admissions from recent years are not valid.

Organizational Information

Lecture (Klips)

  • Lecturer: Dr. Zeyd Boukhers and Martin Leinberger
  • Mondays, 16:00 - 18:00 in F 313 We will use online platforms: Please register for the course in OLAT
  • Consultation: Tuesdayss at 09:00 in B114 or by appointment ( We will use Olat Forum for all our communications
  • Video lectures will be published at Panopto

Tutorial (Klips)

  • Instructors: Korok Sengupta
  • Tuesdays, 12:00 - 14:00, C 206
  • Thursdays, 12:00 - 14:00, E 314
  • Video Tutorials will be uploaded every Tuesday on OLAT

Please form groups of one or two students to work on the assignments here, until 20th of April! It is mandatory to reach 60% of the points in total over all assignments to be allowed to participate in the exam. E.g., if there are 10 assignments each 10 points, you need in total at minimum 60 points in sum over all assignments to participate in the exam.


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