This exam encompasses how information systems work, and how they work for people and communities. Topics include: Storing, querying/searching, and updating of all types of data (structured, unstructured, text, graph, multimedia etc.); Relevance ranking; User modeling / Information filtering / Personalization; Bibliometrics/scientometrics; Knowledge and metadata management (including semantics and ontologies); Indigenous knowledge systems; Service evaluation; Information integration and fusion; Data mining and big data analytics.
CIS 702 Communication/Information Technologies.
ICS 624 Advanced Data Management and LIS 663 Database Searching are also recommended.