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Hong Kong PhD Fellowships

Candidates who are seeking admission as new full time PhD students in HK academic institutions, irrespective of their country of origin and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply.

First check: http://cerg1.ugc.edu.hk/hkpfs/index.html
Then, for Computer Science PhDs, contact → Read More: Hong Kong PhD Fellowships

Unlogo – The Corporate Identity Media Filter

Unlogo is a web service, FFMPEG plugin, and AfterEffects plugin that eliminates logos and other corporate signage from videos. On a practical level, it takes back your personal media from the corporations and advertisers. On a technical level, it is a … → Read More: Unlogo – The Corporate Identity Media Filter

A future of search

Jamie Callan of CMU gave an interesting and thought-provoking keynote talk at CIKM 2010. While traditionally search engines have been used in a more or less direct manner to identify useful documents that the user would then (manually) incorporate into other tasks, Jamie suggested a new class of applications that would use search engines for [...] → Read More: A future of search

CIKM 2010 Jamie Callan Keynote: Search Engine Support for Software Applications

I am not at CIKM, but Michael Bendersky sent me his notes from Jamie Callan’s keynote address. Gene also gave his writeup on the FXPal Blog.Jamie Callan: Search Engine Support for Software Applications Motivation: SE (search engine) as a “language DB”… → Read More: CIKM 2010 Jamie Callan Keynote: Search Engine Support for Software Applications

News from The USPTO

I had an interesting an informative (if internet-free) day at the PaIR workshop at CIKM today. One the highlights was a keynote by Marti Hearst, who is currently the Chief IT Strategist for the USPTO. She outlined many improvements to the the USPTO IT infrastructure that are in the works, scheduled for rollout some time [...] → Read More: News from The USPTO

Assessor error in legal retrieval evaluation

Another year, another CIKM. This marks my first post-PhD publication (I finally submitted!), and it also marks a new sub-genre of retrieval evaluation for me: that of legal retrieval, or more specifically e-discovery. Discovery is a process in which party A produces for party B all documents in party A’s position that are [...] → Read More: Assessor error in legal retrieval evaluation

ICCGI 2010 Best Papers Award

Our paper received a Best Papers Award in Valencia:

Accelerating Image Retrieval using Binary Haar Wavelet Transform on the Color and Edge Directivity Descriptor. Savvas Α. Chatzichristofis, Yiannis S. Boutalis, and Avi Arampatzis. In: Proceedings of the Fifth International Multi-Conference on Computing in the Global Information Technology (ICCGI 2010), IEEE Computer Society, pp. 41-47, September 20-25, Valencia, Spain, → Read More: ICCGI 2010 Best Papers Award

Vote for the best CIKM 2010 papers

CIKM 2010 is taking place right now in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  I have collected all the papers in the IR track below.  Please take a moment to vote for those papers you think are the most provocative, innovative, startling, or otherwise interesting.  You can vote for up to 3 papers. I had to make a […] → Read More: Vote for the best CIKM 2010 papers

Vote for the best CIKM 2010 papers

CIKM 2010 is taking place right now in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  I have collected all the papers in the IR track below.  Please take a moment to vote for those papers you think are the most provocative, innovative, startling, or otherwise interesting.  You can vote for up to 3 papers. I had to make a […] → Read More: Vote for the best CIKM 2010 papers

Vote for the best CIKM 2010 papers

CIKM 2010 is taking place right now in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  I have collected all the papers in the IR track below.  Please take a moment to vote for those papers you think are the most provocative, innovative, startling, or otherwise interesting.  You can vote for up to 3 papers. I had to make a […] → Read More: Vote for the best CIKM 2010 papers