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FIT4009

Faculty of Information Technology

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Ingrid Zukerman/Associate Professor Ann Nicholson

Synopsis

Methods from Artificial Intelligence (AI) form the basis for many advanced information systems. These techniques address problems that are difficult to solve or not efficiently solvable with conventional techniques. Building on the undergraduate curriculum this unit introduces the student to advanced AI methods and their applications in information systems.

Objectives

At the completion of this unit students will have:

  • achieved an overview of different technologies that form the basis of intelligent information systems;
  • understood the capabilities of these methods;
  • learned to recognise tasks that can be solved with these methods;
  • the ability to judge the limitations of these methods.With successful completion of the unit the students;
  • the ability to apply the standard techniques in the chosen sub-fields of intelligent information systems to the construction and design of such systems;
  • the ability to critically evaluate the performance of these approaches;
  • the ability to compare these techniques to alternative approaches;
  • gained an appreciation of the practical relevance of intelligent information systems.

Assessment

Assignment and Examination, relative weight depending on topic composition. When no exam is given students will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge by solving practical problems and maybe required to give an oral report. This variability is designed to give flexibility to the lecturer to decided the most appropriate form of examination for a given choice of topics.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Ingrid Zukerman

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 1 hr laboratory or tutorial/wk

Prerequisites

Completion of the Bachelor of Computer Science or equivalent to the entry requirements for the Honours program. Students must also have enrolment approval from the Honours Coordinator.

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/fit4009