Searching for Meaning in Text
Here are the slides from the talk I gave at City University last week, as a guest lecture to their Information Science MSc students. It’s based on the chapter of the same name which I co-authored with Mark Stevenson of Sheffield University and appears in the book called “Information Retrieval: Searching in the 21st Century“. The session was scheduled for 3 hours, and to my amazement, required all of that (thanks largely to an enthusiastic group who asked lots of questions). And no, I didn’t present 3 hours of Powerpoint – the material was punctuated with practical exercises and demos to illustrate the learning points and allow people to explore the key concepts for themselves. These exercises aren’t included in the Slideshare version, but I am happy to make them available to folks who want to enjoy the full experience.