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Call for participation of Academic IR community in Lucene

Otis Gospodnetic, a committer on the Lucene project put out a call on the SemaText blog for greater engagement of academia with the open source Solr/Lucene community. In particular, he is seeking ideas for advanced topics that would be worth of a MS/P… → Read More: Call for participation of Academic IR community in Lucene

Technology and education

Scott McLeod’s MindDump blog featured a set of pie charts reflecting professors’ use of technology. The charts are reproduced from a piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education, and is based on a survey of about 4,600 professors from 50 Universities, collected in the spring of 2009. The piece cites, but does not link to [...] → Read More: Technology and education

Research Fellow – Image Retrieval

Research Fellow – Image Retrieval Centre for Interactive Systems Research, City University London This post offers the opportunity to work on an EPSRC-TSB funded project Piclet. The project will create a platform for image retrieval, share, use, and re… → Read More: Research Fellow – Image Retrieval

Knowing Certain Trademark Ads Were Confusing, Google Sold Them Anyway — for $100+ Million

Recently-released documents reveal Google’s careful testing of consumer confusion resulting from certain uses of trademarks in advertisements. Google carefully measured consumers’ understanding of trademark-triggered ads — only to decide to loosen its… → Read More: Knowing Certain Trademark Ads Were Confusing, Google Sold Them Anyway — for $100+ Million

Knowing Certain Trademark Ads Were Confusing, Google Sold Them Anyway — for $100+ Million

Recently-released documents reveal Google’s careful testing of consumer confusion resulting from certain uses of trademarks in advertisements. Google carefully measured consumers’ understanding of trademark-triggered ads — only to decide to loosen its… → Read More: Knowing Certain Trademark Ads Were Confusing, Google Sold Them Anyway — for $100+ Million

Public Thesis Defense–Invitation

My thesis has officially passed committee and, after a final check-the-commas read-through, will be on its way to the external examiners. December 09, 10:00, Democritus University of Thrace If you are, or will be, in Xanthi, it would be great if you c… → Read More: Public Thesis Defense–Invitation

Hessian Optimal Design for image retrieval

Ke Lu, Jidong Zhao and Yue Wu Available online 19 November 2010. Abstract Recently there has been considerable interest in active learning from the perspective of optimal experimental design (OED). OED selects the most informative samples to minimize t… → Read More: Hessian Optimal Design for image retrieval

Introduction to Content Based Image Retrieval Tutorial

Introduction to Content Based Image Retrieval by Bin Shen Available at http://khup.com/view/18_keyword-image-vectorize/introduction-to-content-based-image-retrieval.html → Read More: Introduction to Content Based Image Retrieval Tutorial

TREC 2010 Roundup

Back from another successful TREC conference on the NIST campus. 2010 is a transition year, with the end of old tracks and the proposition of new ones. Indeed, TREC is moving with the times, looking at new data sources and test collections, as well as … → Read More: TREC 2010 Roundup

TREC 2010 Roundup

Back from another successful TREC conference on the NIST campus. 2010 is a transition year, with the end of old tracks and the proposition of new ones. Indeed, TREC is moving with the times, looking at new data sources and test collections, as well as … → Read More: TREC 2010 Roundup