In this class, we will look into a number of new developments of data on the Web and on the Internet:
- Blockchains have revolutionized the exchange of money. We will discuss the theoretical foundations of blockchains and their implementation.
- Data Security
- With more and more of our lives being digitalized, we have to protect our data on the Web and offline against hackers, companies, and sometimes governments. We will discuss current best practices.
- Information extraction
- Many big companies systematically harvest information about people, events, and other entities from the Web (think of Google's knowledge graph or IBM's Watson question answering system). We will discuss the algorithms that allow going from textual content to structured information, including natural language processing.
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