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How (and why) not to rank academics

The recently-launched Microsoft Academic Search, a product of Microsoft Research Asia, has made a bit of a splash as a potential competitor to Google Scholar. Although its coverage does not seem as detailed as Google Scholar quite yet, MS Academic Search has a number of additional features, such as author and conference pages, [...] → Read More: How (and why) not to rank academics

SIGIR 2010: Day 1 Posters

The first day of SIGIR 2010 ended with a monster poster session–over 100 posters to see in 2 hours in a hall without air conditioning! I managed to see a handful: “Query Quality: User Ratings and System Predictions” by Claudia Hauff, Franciska de Jong, Diane Kelly, and Leif Azzopardi offered the startling (to me at [...] → Read More: SIGIR 2010: Day 1 Posters

SIGIR 2010: Day 1 Technical Sessions

I’ve always felt that parallel conference sessions are designed to optimize for anticipated regret, and SIGIR 2010 is no exception. I decided that I’d try to attend whole sessions rather than shuttle between them. I started by attending the descriptively titled “Applications I” session. Jinyoung Kim of UMass presented joint work with Bruce Croft on [...] → Read More: SIGIR 2010: Day 1 Technical Sessions

SIGIR 2010: Day 1 Keynote

As promised, here are some highlights of the SIGIR 2010 conference thus far. Also check out the tweet stream with hash tag #sigir2010. I arrived here on Monday, too jet-lagged to even imagine attending the tutorials, but fortunately I recovered enough to go to the welcome reception in the Parc de Bastions that evening. Then [...] → Read More: SIGIR 2010: Day 1 Keynote

Terrier Team at SIGIR 2010 in Geneva

SIGIR 2010 has just started in Geneva. From the TerrierTeam, Richard and myself are attending.On Monday, Richard presented his PhD topic, Leveraging User-generated Content for News Search at the doctoral consortium.Later, at the Web Ngram workshop, I’l… → Read More: Terrier Team at SIGIR 2010 in Geneva

Terrier Team at SIGIR 2010 in Geneva

SIGIR 2010 has just started in Geneva. From the TerrierTeam, Richard and myself are attending.On Monday, Richard presented his PhD topic, Leveraging User-generated Content for News Search at the doctoral consortium.Later, at the Web Ngram workshop, I’l… → Read More: Terrier Team at SIGIR 2010 in Geneva

Terrier Team at SIGIR 2010 in Geneva

SIGIR 2010 has just started in Geneva. From the TerrierTeam, Richard and myself are attending.On Monday, Richard presented his PhD topic, Leveraging User-generated Content for News Search at the doctoral consortium.Later, at the Web Ngram workshop, I’l… → Read More: Terrier Team at SIGIR 2010 in Geneva

Terrier Team at SIGIR 2010 in Geneva

SIGIR 2010 has just started in Geneva. From the TerrierTeam, Richard and myself are attending.On Monday, Richard presented his PhD topic, Leveraging User-generated Content for News Search at the doctoral consortium.Later, at the Web Ngram workshop, I’l… → Read More: Terrier Team at SIGIR 2010 in Geneva

Terrier Team at SIGIR 2010 in Geneva

SIGIR 2010 has just started in Geneva. From the TerrierTeam, Richard and myself are attending.On Monday, Richard presented his PhD topic, Leveraging User-generated Content for News Search at the doctoral consortium.Later, at the Web Ngram workshop, I’l… → Read More: Terrier Team at SIGIR 2010 in Geneva

Terrier Team at SIGIR 2010 in Geneva

SIGIR 2010 has just started in Geneva. From the TerrierTeam, Richard and myself are attending.On Monday, Richard presented his PhD topic, Leveraging User-generated Content for News Search at the doctoral consortium.Later, at the Web Ngram workshop, I’l… → Read More: Terrier Team at SIGIR 2010 in Geneva