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Correlator launched

Yahoo! Research has launched a new search engine called Correlator. It uses advanced techniques from Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics to locate entities within text and to group sentences about these entities from different do… → Read More: Correlator launched

Choosing an issue tracking system

I recently posted about our deployment of an issue tracking system for use by the Terrier platform.When we recently made the decision process to an issue tracking system, I reviewed several alternative products, namely Scarab, Mantis, and JIRA. Firstl… → Read More: Choosing an issue tracking system

WSDM 09 : Your mileage may vary

So, for the second year WSDM arrives, attendance has remained constant (despite the economic downturn) and we’re all packing t-shirts rather than bags. However, unwrapping the packaging, what do we find?Initially, the conference seemed promising, begin… → Read More: WSDM 09 : Your mileage may vary

WSDM 2009 highlights

Richard and I went to Barcelona last week to attend the WSCD 2009 workshop and the WSDM 2009 conference. Craig was also there on Monday to present an interesting poster on the usefulness of click-through data for training.Besides being held in an excit… → Read More: WSDM 2009 highlights

Twitter and CEOs

Thanks to Theo Huibers for pointing out to an article in Forbes about Why Europe’s CEOs should Twitter.The article reports that unlike their counterpart in the USA, the CEOs of European companies are being slow in embracing the Twitter tool. In gener… → Read More: Twitter and CEOs

Grid@CLEF track : a framework for IR experimentation

Don’t be put of by the title, this isn’t a post about Grid Computing. Instead, I’m going to talk about the Grid@CLEF task, which defines a framework and TREC-style track for experimentation with various components of IR systems. Disclaimer: I’m pleased… → Read More: Grid@CLEF track : a framework for IR experimentation

Building Terrier by Open Collaboration

An important benefit of having an open source IR platform, like Terrier, is that users of the platform can contribute code to the platform, and overall, everyone gains. IR platforms which are not open source may be popular, but can stagnate if it does … → Read More: Building Terrier by Open Collaboration