Exercise sessions will take place on thursdays, 12.00-13.45, in C015.
The second exam will take place on thursday, february 7 at 11 o'clock in A5, B244.
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
The following original papers will be used during the course:
Slightly updated 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. In the last paragraph, one section is still missing, but it is not relevant for the exam.
If you find any errors or have any comments, please contact me.
|Updated notes (A4 only)|