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Recorded Future: Trend and event spotting from real-time news data

Yesterday Wired featured an article, Google, CIA Invest in ‘Future’ of Web Monitoring. The article stretches the truth a bit when it says that Google is doing business with the CIA. The link is tenuous, that both companies are interested in predi… → Read More: Recorded Future: Trend and event spotting from real-time news data

Quick Links of the Day: KDD Cup, Task Oriented Search, ScalaNLP, SIGIR

Any of these stories could be a full blog post. But, for now I’ll just have to give you a few quick pointers:SIGIR 2010 Industry day videos – complete videos of all the talks, via Noisy Channel.ScalaNLP – A new NLP package in Scala from the Berkeley a… → Read More: Quick Links of the Day: KDD Cup, Task Oriented Search, ScalaNLP, SIGIR

SIGIR 2010: Day 3 Industry Track Afternoon Sessions

While the SIGIR 2010 Industry Track keynotes had the highest-profile speakers, the rest of the day assembled an impressive line-up: The new frontiers of Web search: going beyond the 10 blue links Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Andrei Broder, Yoelle Maarek, and Prabhakar Raghavan, Yahoo! Labs Cross-Language Information Retrieval in the Legal Domain Samir Abdou and Thomas Arni, [...] → Read More: SIGIR 2010: Day 3 Industry Track Afternoon Sessions

KDD 2010 Coverage, Best Paper Awards

KDD 2010 is being held in Washington D.C. this week. I’m not attending, but everyone can participate because the keynotes are being streamed live. The keynote at 9am EST is from David Jensen from UMass Amherst, giving a talk on Computational Social S… → Read More: KDD 2010 Coverage, Best Paper Awards

SIGIR 2010 Workshops: CrowdSourcing for Search Evaluation

Last Friday was SIGIR workshop day. First up is the workshop on CrowdSourcing for Search Evaluation. It focuses on using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (MT) and similar service to provide judgments. I did not attend this workshop, but heard positive things… → Read More: SIGIR 2010 Workshops: CrowdSourcing for Search Evaluation

SIGIR 2010: Day 3 Industry Track Keynotes

When I organized the SIGIR 2009 Industry Track last year, my goal was to meet the standard set by the CIKM 2008 Industry Event: a compelling set of presentations that would give researchers an opportunity to learn about the problems most relevant to industry practitioners, and offer practitioners an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the [...] → Read More: SIGIR 2010: Day 3 Industry Track Keynotes

SIGIR 2010: Day 2 Technical Sessions

On the second day of the SIGIR 2010 conference, I did start shuttling between sessions to attend particular talks. In the morning session, I attended three talks. The first, “Geometric Representations for Multiple Documents” by Jangwon Seo and Bruce Croft, looks at the problem of representing combinations of documents in a query model. It provides [...] → Read More: SIGIR 2010: Day 2 Technical Sessions

SIGIR 2010 Industry Day: Being Social: Context-aware and Personalized Info. Access

Being Social: Research in Context-aware and Personalized Information Access @ TelefonicaXavier Amatriain, Karen Church and Josep M. Pujol, TelefónicaContext overload- the device of the future for information seeking is no longer the desktop- it is mob… → Read More: SIGIR 2010 Industry Day: Being Social: Context-aware and Personalized Info. Access

SIGIR 2010 Industry Day: Lessons and Challenges from Product Search

Lessons and Challenges from Product SearchDaniel Rose, A9Different Domains, Different Solutions- Traditional IR,- Enterprise search- Web search- Product SearchHow are the issues different? Let’s go back to user goals…The Goals of Web Search- Underst… → Read More: SIGIR 2010 Industry Day: Lessons and Challenges from Product Search

SIGIR 2010: Day 2 Keynote

The second day of the SIGIR 2010 conference kicked off with a keynote by TREC pioneer Donna Harman entitled “Is the Cranfield Paradigm Outdated?”. If you are at all familiar with Donna’s work on TREC, you’ll hardly be surprised that her answer was a resounding “NO!”. But of course she did a lot more than [...] → Read More: SIGIR 2010: Day 2 Keynote