These pages are for the 2014/2015 iteration of this course.

Link: Current course website

Inf1-DA lectures are twice weekly throughout Semester 2 in the lecture halls behind David Hume Tower (DHT). You are expected to attend all lectures.

Tuesday Friday
1110–1200 1410–1500
DHT Lecture Hall A DHT Lecture Hall B

Links: David Hume Tower (Map); Lecture Hall A; Lecture Hall B


  1. Course Overview

Part I: Structured Data

  1. Entities and Relationships
  2. The Relational Model
  3. From ER Diagrams to Relational Models
  4. Relational Algebra
  5. Tuple Relational Calculus
  6. SQL
  7. SQL Queries

Part II: Semistructured Data

  1. Trees and XML
  2. Structuring XML
  3. Navigating XML using XPath
  4. Corpora
  5. Annotation of Corpora
  6. Example Corpora Applications

Part III: Unstructured Data

  1. Information Retrieval
  2. Vector Spaces for Information Retrieval
  3. Data Scales and Summary Statistics
  4. Hypothesis Testing and Correlation
  5. χ2 Testing on Categorical Data


  1. Course Review

Inf1-DA 2014–2015