INFORMATION ORGANIZATION, CURATION & ACCESS


LIS9002 Course @ Western

About the IO Course

How do you organize information in libraries and other contexts?
From the Library of Alexandria to the Library of Congress.
Classification Theory and Bibliographic description.
Big Data and Folksonomies.

THESAURUS CONSTRUCTION AND METADATA


LIS9202 Course @ Western

About the Thesaurus Course

How do you build a thesaurus of terms for a field of study?
What is indexing really?
What sorts of metadata are there?
What's scripting?
Ever heard of XML?

MISINFORMATION & VIRAL DECEPTION


FIMS 9328 Special Topic Course @ Western

About the Misinfo Course

What's the difference between mis- & dis-info?
How does truth relate to facts, knowledge?
How often, when, why, and how do people deceive?
How well can we tell when people are lying, and how?
How do we study lying and liars?
How do different professions ascertain truth, facts?
What types of fakes are out there in the news and social media, and how to spot them?

LANGUAGE & COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES
for Libraries & Beyond
LIS9732/9732 Course @ Western (Introduction to NLP)

About the NLP course

How do you turn semi-structured textual data into meaningful information?
Natural Language Processing (NLP) basics. Applications: MT, IE, Sentiment Analysis, SpeechRec, AutoSum, etc. Python, a scripting language for NLP (optional).

MULTILINGUAL INFORMATION ACCESS (MLIA)
How do you access information across language barriers?
Linguistic, socio-cultural, technological perspectives and technical library services.


LIS9733 Course @ Western
About the MLIA Course

MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
Learn About How I Teach

As a teacher I believe in clarity of thought, creativity, and interaction.