Studying at the University of Verona

Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

A.A. 2017/2018

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
First half of Semester 1 Sep 25, 2017 Nov 11, 2017
Second half of Semester 1 Nov 13, 2017 Jan 20, 2018
First half of Semester 2 Feb 26, 2018 Apr 21, 2018
Second half of Semester 2 Apr 23, 2018 Jun 9, 2018
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione d'esame invernale Jan 22, 2018 Feb 24, 2018
Sessione d'esame estiva Jun 11, 2018 Jul 28, 2018
Sessione d'esame autunnale Aug 27, 2018 Sep 22, 2018
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione estiva Jul 16, 2018 Jul 21, 2018
Sessione autunnale Nov 12, 2018 Nov 17, 2018
Sessione invernale Apr 1, 2019 Apr 6, 2019
Holidays
Period From To
All Saints Day Nov 1, 2017 Nov 1, 2017
Immaculate Conception Dec 8, 2017 Dec 8, 2017
Christmas break Dec 22, 2017 Jan 7, 2018
Easter break Mar 30, 2018 Apr 3, 2018
Liberation Day Apr 25, 2018 Apr 25, 2018
Labour Day May 1, 2018 May 1, 2018
Patron Saint Day May 21, 2018 May 21, 2018
Republic Day Jun 2, 2018 Jun 2, 2018
Summer break Aug 13, 2018 Aug 18, 2018

Exam calendar

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Academic staff

A B C D F G H K M P R S T

Artoni Daniele

daniele.artoni@univr.it +39 045802 8465

Bellomo Leonardo

Bertagna Federica

federica.bertagna@univr.it 0458028637

Bigardi Alessandro

alessandro.bigardi@univr.it

Bigliazzi Silvia

silvia.bigliazzi@univr.it +39 045802 8477

Bognolo Anna

anna.bognolo@univr.it +39 045802 8327

Borghetti Vincenzo

vincenzo.borghetti@univr.it +39 045 802 8584

Castellani Umberto

umberto.castellani@univr.it +39 045 802 7988

Cioffi Antonio

Corte Maurizio

maurizio.corte@univr.it

Delfitto Denis

denis.delfitto@univr.it +39 045802 8114

Facchinetti Roberta

roberta.facchinetti@univr.it +39 045802 8374

Frassi Paolo

paolo.frassi@univr.it +39 045802 8408

Genetti Stefano

stefano.genetti@univr.it +39 045802 8412

Hourani Martin Dunia

dunia.houranimartin@univr.it

Kofler Peter Erwin

peter.kofler@univr.it +39 045802 8313

Marcolungo Ferdinando Luigi

ferdinando.marcolungo@univr.it +39 045 802 8389

Pozzani Gabriele

gabriele.pozzani@univr.it +39 045 802 8235

Prearo Massimo

massimo.prearo@univr.it 0039 0458028687

Salgaro Silvino

silvino.salgaro@univr.it +39 045802 8272

Sartori Riccardo

riccardo.sartori@univr.it +39 045 802 8140

Secondulfo Domenico

domenico.secondulfo@univr.it - domenico.secondulfo3@gmail.com

Toffali Antonella

antonella.toffali@univr.it

Tomaselli Alessandra

alessandra.tomaselli@univr.it +39 045802 8315

Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
To be chosen between
Practical training
6
F
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Final exam
24
E
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2° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
To be chosen between
Practical training
6
F
-
Final exam
24
E
-
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°

Legend | Type of training activity (TTA)

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Teaching code

4S02367

Coordinatore

Gabriele Pozzani

Credits

6

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

INF/01 - INFORMATICS

Language

Italian

Period

First half of Semester 1 , Second half of Semester 1

Learning outcomes

During the course, we will study and analyze the main and fundamental aspects the information retrieval systems (IRSs) are based on. In particular, the course will focus on web-based IRSs.

Different kinds of IRSs will be studied, providing an as much as possible complete and up-to-dated picture of the IRS services now available and used by all of us. These IRSs will be analyzed and compared, showing their pros and cons, differences and similarities.

Several examples of actual and commonly used IRSs will be provided, showing how previously studied theoretical principles are applied and how current systems are evolving including new and peculiar features.

Program

Contents and studying materials are the same for attending and non-attending students.

Prerequisite: basic notions of computer science and computer technologies.

Coursework:
1. Information retrieval systems
• Introduction to information retrieval systems
• IR models
• Retrieval metrics

2. Text analysis
• Document preprocessing
• Text indexing
• Zipf's law
• Stemming and stop-lists
• Thesauri

3. Introduction to multimedia information retrieval systems
• Features and goals
• Main issues

4. Introduction to user interfaces for search
• How user interface biases searches
• Retrieval results display

5. Web retrieval
• Web, features and structure
• Search engines
• Basic notions and architecture
• Search and ranking of web pages
• Search engine user interaction
• Web spam
• Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
• Semantic search engines (notions)
• Search based on user profile
• Hidden/deep web and anonymous networks
• Federated search and metasearch
• Aggregators and web feeds
• Recommender systems

6. Structured text retrieval
• Basic notions about semistructured data
• Structured text retrieval models
• Introduction to XML
• XML and digital libraries

7. Brief presentation of information retrieval systems and software
• WolframAlpha: a natural language search engine
• Eurovoc: the official European Union thesaurus

Teaching method: frontal lecture.

Bibliografia

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
de leo domenico Appunti delle lezioni 2019
Robert R. Korfhage Information Storage and Retrieval Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  
C. D. Manning, P. Raghavan, H. Schütze Introduction to information retrieval (Edizione 1) Cambridge University Press 2008 9780521865715
R. Baeza-Yates, B. Ribeiro-Neto Modern Information Retrieval (Edizione 2) Addison Wesley 2011 978-0-321-41691-9

Examination Methods

Written examination consisting of open questions about the concepts exposed during the lessons.

The slides and studying material provided by the teacher are enough to prepare the exam. Suggested books are intended for integration and in-depth study.

It is possible to participate to any number of exams during the academic year. Who received a sufficient mark can ask to do not register it and try to get a better result in subsequent exams. However, who participates to an exam will lose any positive mark previously gained, even if subsequent exams are worse or not positive.

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