Exercise sessions will take place on thursdays, 15.30-17.00 in C015.
The main reference for the first two thirds of the course will be
Thomas M. Cover, Joy A. Thomas: Elements of Information Theory, Wiley, 2006
The last third of the course mostly uses
Michael W. Berry, Murray Browne: Understanding search engines: Mathematical
Modeling and Text Retrieval, SIAM, 2005 and
Amy N. Langville, Carl D. Meyer: Google's PageRank and Beyond - The Science of Search Engine Rankings, Princeton, 2006
Two additional references whose full text can be viewed online are
MacKay: Information Theory, Inference, and Learning Algorithms, Cambridge,
David Easley, Jon Kleinberg: Networks, Crowds, and Markets, Cambridge, 2010
Further references will be given in the course.
Notes from earlier course: These notes were written during the term and immediately put online. The may contain quite a few minor (and possibly even major) errors. The present version was slightly expanded for this year's course. If you find any errors or have any comments, please contact me.