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Top Posts of 2010

Here are the five top posts on this blog for 2010, in order: Kasparov and Good Interaction Design Search Versus Recommendation: Not the Only Tension More on Simplicity and the Paradox of Choice What You Can Find Out Don’t Forget … Continue reading → Read More: Top Posts of 2010

Top Posts of 2010

Here are the five top posts on this blog for 2010, in order: Kasparov and Good Interaction Design Search Versus Recommendation: Not the Only Tension More on Simplicity and the Paradox of Choice What You Can Find Out Don’t Forget … Continue reading → Read More: Top Posts of 2010

Top Posts of 2010

Here are the five top posts on this blog for 2010, in order: Kasparov and Good Interaction Design Search Versus Recommendation: Not the Only Tension More on Simplicity and the Paradox of Choice What You Can Find Out Don’t Forget … Continue reading → Read More: Top Posts of 2010

Top Posts of 2010

Here are the five top posts on this blog for 2010, in order: Kasparov and Good Interaction Design Search Versus Recommendation: Not the Only Tension More on Simplicity and the Paradox of Choice What You Can Find Out Don’t Forget … Continue reading → Read More: Top Posts of 2010

Top Posts of 2010

Here are the five top posts on this blog for 2010, in order: Kasparov and Good Interaction Design Search Versus Recommendation: Not the Only Tension More on Simplicity and the Paradox of Choice What You Can Find Out Don’t Forget … Continue reading → Read More: Top Posts of 2010

Top Posts of 2010

Here are the five top posts on this blog for 2010, in order: Kasparov and Good Interaction Design Search Versus Recommendation: Not the Only Tension More on Simplicity and the Paradox of Choice What You Can Find Out Don’t Forget … Continue reading → Read More: Top Posts of 2010

A weighted similarity measure for non-conjoint rankings

Having an article in submission sharpens one’s appreciation for situations to which the article applies; and the ACM’s leisurely eighteen-month-plus turnaround on journal articles gives plenty of time for that appreciation to develop. Since early 2009, it has seemed to me that every third retrieval paper either has, or should have, compared non-conjoint rankings [...] → Read More: A weighted similarity measure for non-conjoint rankings

Post-stratification of a binomial population

Retrieval System A returns 100 documents. We sample 20, and find 10 relevant. We therefore estimate that System A’s precision is 0.5, and that there are 50 relevant documents in the set System A returned. Let us refer to the number of relevant documents a system returns as the system’s yield.

Subsequently, System [...] → Read More: Post-stratification of a binomial population

The Secret May Be To Keep Fewer Secrets

In light of the recent WikiLeaks saga and the various leaks that have plagued my former employer, I was musing the other day about whether leaks are inevitable as an organization grows. I started off by considering a model where each individual in an organization leaks a particular piece of sensitive information with a constant [...] → Read More: The Secret May Be To Keep Fewer Secrets

When is one>two and seven==eight?

So Google recently released the Google books N-gram viewer along with the datasets. There’s been plenty of press about it, and the Science article based on this data is an interesting read. I was trying to come up with a simple, yet insightful query. My initial trial was modernism,postmodernism which immediately had me wondering about [...] → Read More: When is one>two and seven==eight?