The Web Science and Digital Libraries Group is offering three classes this fall. Unfortunately there are no undergraduate offerings this semester, but there are three graduate classes covering the full WS-DL spectrum:
- CS 695 - NoSQL Databases (CRN 21159) will be offered by Dr. Cartledge. While we've used NoSQL databases in a variety of classes in the past, this is the first time we've offered a class entirely on this topic. This is a good complement to the CS 495/595 Big Data class he offered last spring.
- CS 734/834 - Introduction to Information Retrieval (CRNs 19986 & 20004) will be offered by Dr. Nelson. Although the number and name have slightly changed, this will be similar to previous offerings of this class (e.g., see CS 895 spring 2014). This class will broadly cover the foundations of information retrieval.
- CS 791/891 - Visualization Seminar (CRNs 12619 & 12620)will be taught by Dr. Weigle. This P/F course will cover the fundamentals of how to apply visualization techniques to your research interests. You will learn to avoid pie charts and instead embrace Minard-like visualizations such as the above XKCD image.