TU Delft
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2006/2007 Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Master Computer Science
Scalable Data Management for Data Science
Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail
Prof.dr.ir. A.P. de Vries    A.P.deVries@tudelft.nl
Name E-mail
Prof.dr. A. Hanjalic    A.Hanjalic@tudelft.nl
Education Period
Exam Period
Course Language
Course Contents
The course starts with the basic ideas underlying relational database technology: data abstraction and data independence, query processing, query optimization. We study query processing strategies in more detail, with an emphasis on the role of access structures at the physical layer of the database management system (DBMS).
The second part of the course explains the differences between data retrieval and information retrieval, giving a crash course into IR and multimedia search by content. Limitations of search by similarity are discussed, especially in high dimensionality.
The final part of the course presents different design alternatives for integrated systems for data and information retrieval. Implications on DBMS architecture are the central focus.
Study Goals
Education Method
Lectures, lab work
Literature and Study Materials
reader (will be made available online).
paper presentation, participation in class, project assignment.
The course is organized as follows. Each student organizes one of the classes, in which a research paper on the topics related to class is discussed. During the course period, students develop a prototype that illustrates one or more aspects of multimedia search and its implications on data management. Assessment is based on class participation, the quality of the presentation of the research paper treated, and a short report and demonstration of the prototype work performed.