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Life, the Universe, and SEO Revisited

A couple of years ago, I wrote a post entitled “Life, the Universe, and SEO” in which I considered Google’s relationship with the search engine optimization (SEO) industry. Specifically, I compared it to the relationship that Deep Thought, the computer in Douglas Adams’s Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, has with the Amalgamated Union of Philosophers, […] → Read More: Life, the Universe, and SEO Revisited

Life, the Universe, and SEO Revisited

A couple of years ago, I wrote a post entitled “Life, the Universe, and SEO” in which I considered Google’s relationship with the search engine optimization (SEO) industry. Specifically, I compared it to the relationship that Deep Thought, the computer in Douglas Adams’s Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, has with the Amalgamated Union of Philosophers, […] → Read More: Life, the Universe, and SEO Revisited

Yahoo Key Scientific Challenges Grant

Two more weeks for Computer Science graduate students to apply for Yahoo’s Key Scientific Challenges grant. Highlights of the grant include,

$5,000 unrestricted research seed funding which can be used for conference fees and travel, lab materials, professional society membership dues, etc.
Exclusive access to select Yahoo! datasets
The unique opportunity to collaborate with our industry-leading scientists
An [...] → Read More: Yahoo Key Scientific Challenges Grant

Google "Recipe View" Search Disappointing and Dangerous

Today Google announced Recipe View in a blog post. It is a specialized view of search results restricted to recipes. Recipe View lets you search for recipes without adding text to your query. It searches over recipes from most of the major recipe websi… → Read More: Google "Recipe View" Search Disappointing and Dangerous

Deadline Extension: IMMM 2011

INVITATION:

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Note that the submission deadline has been extended to March 10, 2011.

Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups the following opportunity to submit and publish original scientific results.

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CALL FOR PAPERS, TUTORIALS, PANELS

IMMM 2011: The First International Conference on Advances in Information Mining and Management

July 17-22, → Read More: Deadline Extension: IMMM 2011

Call for Papers: ICTIR’11

Call for Papers

3rd Conference on on Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR’11)

Bertinoro, Italy
September 12-14, 2011
http://www.ictir11.org/

The International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR) aims to provide a forum for discussion and interaction among those with theoretical and applicative research interests in mathematical/formal aspects of Information Retrieval (IR), including, e.g., foundational issues, description or integration of models, retrieval applications, → Read More: Call for Papers: ICTIR’11

Remedies for Search Bias

In a forthcoming paper, I’ll survey the problem of search bias — search engines granting preferred placement and/or terms to their own links or to others’ links chosen for improper purposes. Today I’d like to focus on remedies — what tactics a domin… → Read More: Remedies for Search Bias

Remedies for Search Bias

In a forthcoming paper, I’ll survey the problem of search bias — search engines granting preferred placement and/or terms to their own links or to others’ links chosen for improper purposes. Today I’d like to focus on remedies — what tactics a domin… → Read More: Remedies for Search Bias

2 PhD Positions Announcement

The dbTrento group at the University of Trento, Italy, invites
applications for 2 PhD positions (deadline Mar16).

Open PhD Positions
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The Data Management group at the University of Trento,
dbTrento, is seeking 2 strong and motivated PhD candidates
to work on topics related to:

1) “Real-time Business Intelligence”
(contact: Prof. Themis Palpanas)
2) “DB Schema and Schema Mapping Evolution”
(contact: Prof. Yannis Velegrakis)

The research will → Read More: 2 PhD Positions Announcement

Life’s a Beach

Heading to Punta Cana for a week. Feel free to keep writing great comments — will catch up when I get back!
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