NDAK14004U Web Science (WS)
MSc Programme in Computer Science
The course objective is to offer an advanced introduction into Web Science. The goal is to understand and model the Web as a structure and to design and evaluate some of the major technologies operating on the Web (see below). Through applied projects, the course aims to stimulate and prepare students for their MSc thesis work.
Content in detail:
- The World Wide Web as a network and its challenges
- Recommender systems
- Collective intelligence and crowdsourcing
- Opinion and data mining
- Data analytics
- The basic models and techniques of mining information on the Web
- Different criteria for analytics applications
Students should be able to transfer the above knowledge to real-world tasks by:
- Designing appropriate strategies for crawling, mining and analysing Web information
- Planning and carrying out appropriate evaluations
- Diagnosing problems in standard Web mining and analytics applications
- Designing and calibrating solutions appropriate for expected usage loads
- Explain basic Web principles and properties to both laymen and specialists
- Use standard procedures and practices when designing or implementing Web mining and analytics solutions
- Present evaluation analyses and results so that a technically qualified person can follow and obtain similar findings
The literature consists of seminal research and review articles from central journals and selected papers from peer-reviewed conferences, textbooks and research reports. This is supplemented with practical experience gained through lab sessions.
See Absalon for a list of literature.
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
- Theory exercises
- Practical exercises
- Project work
PhD’s can register for MSc-course by following the same procedure as credit-students, see link above.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentOral defenceThe exam consists of two parts:
1. A written individual report
2. 20 minutes oral examination without preparation
The grade will be based on an overall assessment.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examiners.
For the re-exam the student must submit a new report no later than three weeks before the re-exam
Additionally a 20-minutes oral examination without preparation will be administered covering the full course syllabus.
The final grade is based on an overall assessment of the new report and the oral examination.
Criteria for exam assesment
See Learning Outcome.