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IFN647 Advanced Information Storage and Retrieval

This advanced unit provides an understanding of the principles and techniques underlying the development of information storage and retrieval solutions to some of the varied and complex problems that involve heterogeneity of data (structured, unstructured, text, image, etc.), with very large amounts of data. It covers advanced structures for the representation of data for efficient representation, storage and retrieval that are imposed by modern systems, and practical experience of using tools and programming to solve real-world problems. This unit is motivated by the ubiquity of unstructured data in search engines, social networks, messaging, etc., for which it provides to future professionals and researchers in computer science and data science complimentary approaches to traditional systems. This advanced unit builds on a solid understanding of data structures and algorithms (IFN501), as well as an appreciation for mathematical models of data in multi-dimensional spaces (IFN509).

Unit information

Unit code
IFN647
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School/Discipline
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Study area
Information technology
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 2, 2019 22 July 2019 - 15 November 2019 Gardens Point
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Fees

Domestic fee-paying student fee
2019: $2,796
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2019: $3,936
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Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Assumed knowledge
Significant computer programming experience. Understanding of basic File and/or Database technology.

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

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