INFORMATION ORGANIZATION, CURATION & ACCESS
LIS9002 Course @ Western
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
How do you build a thesaurus of terms for a field of study?
What is indexing really?
What sorts of metadata are there?
Ever heard of XML?
MISINFORMATION & VIRAL DECEPTION
FIMS 9328 Special Topic Course @ Western
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?
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).
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