10 Credits SPRING

Cannot be taken with: COM3517

Aims/Description: This course is concerned with getting acquainted with the present and future of the intelligent Web. We will read and discuss both introductory descriptions and cutting-edge research papers. Topics will include: 1) Basic technologies for searching and mining the WWW2) Large scale methodologies for the Web (e.g. Mapreduce) 3) Client server architectures4) Advanced mobile Web apps5) Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 concepts, including mining social media (e.g. Twitter and Facebook) 5) The Web of Data and the Semantic Web.Students should be aware that there are limited places available on this course.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students within Department of Computer Science. This module cannot be taken with COM3517.The maximum number of students allowed on the module is 130.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work

Notes: This unit forms part of an accredited degree programme

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