Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: UG. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. EITN06 overlap following cours/es: EIT031, EITN05, EIT031 och EITN05. Optional for: C4, D4, D4dpd. Course coordinator: Anders Ardö, Inst för elektro- och informationsteknik. Prerequisites: EDA011 or EDA016 Programming, First Course. Recommended prerequisits: EIT150 Internet Inside or EDA095 Network programming. EITN01 Web Intelligence and Information Retrieval. Assessment: Passed laboratories and assignments. Home page:

The goal of this course is to increase the understanding of methods for information collection, structuring and knowledge extraction, specially from Internet based sources. The course will provide experience with handling and processing structured information, like XML, with computers.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Introduction: Basic client/server architecture for WWW including technologies and standards like HTTP and HTML. Concept of Semantic Web is introduced.

Dynamic Web applications: Use of cookies and scripts to introduce state in Web applications.

Structured information: XML based standards, to represent and transform structured information, like XSL, XPATH. Information retrieval techniques for indexing, searching, relevance ranking. Examples using Web services (SOAP,REST) and searching in structured databases (SRU/CQL).

Information collection: Techniques for general and focused web crawlers.

Integration: All is integrated in an intelligent Web-application that illustrates the interaction betwen components

Documents from the Web, Course notes and labs