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EVIA deadline extended

We’ve received a couple of requests for more time to complete EVIA submissions, and so have extended the deadline to 23:59, GMT-12 on Friday, 2nd April. (Yes, I realize that the consequent does not necessarily follow from the antecedent, but we’re just naturally accommodating.) Note the timezone: the submission system is open as [...] → Read More: EVIA deadline extended

EVIA 2010 deadline extended

***** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 2 (timezone: GMT-12)! *****The Third International Workshop on Evaluating Information Access(EVIA 2010), a Satellite Workshop of NTCIR-8http://research.nii.ac.jp/ntcir/ntcir-ws8/EVIA-2010/June 15, 2010 at NII, Tokyo, Ja… → Read More: EVIA 2010 deadline extended

CFP: HCIR 2010

The 4th Annual Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval (HCIR 2010) will be held in conjunction with the IIiX 2010 conference in New Brunswick, New Jersey on August 22, 2010. We’re pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be Dan Russell from Google. New for this year, we will also be running an HCIR Challenge based on [...] → Read More: CFP: HCIR 2010

Want a Quora Invite?

I have had 10 invites for Quora, a social search site launched earlier this year by a bunch of ex-Facebookers (including former CTO Adam D’Angelo and Charlie Cheever (who previously led Facebook Platform and Facebook Connect)–and which was just funded at an $86M valuation. Put your email address in a comment or communicated it to [...] → Read More: Want a Quora Invite?

The Evolution of Social Search

Earlier this week, I had the good fortune to attend the New York Semantic Web Meetup, which featured three excellent presentations. I’ll confess that I primarily attended the event in order to learn more about open data platform Factual, particularly to see how it compares to Freebase and Google Squared. But I found the other [...] → Read More: The Evolution of Social Search

New Toys from Hunch

I’ve been following Hunch for a while, and my impression has evolved from the initial skepticism with which I greeted it a year ago (to the day!). Given the track records of co-founders Caterina Fake and Chris Dixon, perhaps I should have expected their success at obtaining traffic and funding.  But what interests me more is that [...] → Read More: New Toys from Hunch

SIGSIGIR

One of the most important emerging fields within information retrieval is that of complaining about SIGIR. It is a field of work with a very wide participation. Researchers complain about the upcoming deadline in January; reviewers complain about their reviewing load and the quality of submissions during February; the senior program committee complains [...] → Read More: SIGSIGIR

Welcome, a little more seriously

One or two people asked me if I am serious, and I guess the initial post was a bit silly in tone.  So let’s try that again. Welcome to Not Relevant, a new electronic journal for information retrieval research.  We want to publish bleeding-edge research papers, especially those that current IR conferences are rejecting due […] → Read More: Welcome, a little more seriously

Welcome, a little more seriously

One or two people asked me if I am serious, and I guess the initial post was a bit silly in tone.  So let’s try that again. Welcome to Not Relevant, a new electronic journal for information retrieval research.  We want to publish bleeding-edge research papers, especially those that current IR conferences are rejecting due […] → Read More: Welcome, a little more seriously

Welcome, a little more seriously

One or two people asked me if I am serious, and I guess the initial post was a bit silly in tone.  So let’s try that again. Welcome to Not Relevant, a new electronic journal for information retrieval research.  We want to publish bleeding-edge research papers, especially those that current IR conferences are rejecting due […] → Read More: Welcome, a little more seriously