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Hack-Based Cookie-Stuffing by Bannertracker-script

We present a cookie-stuffer that collects traffic by hacking numerous top sites, including sites as popular searchenginewatch.com (Alexa traffic rank #2045). The perpetrator then monetizes this traffic by invisibly dropping affiliate cookies for Amazon… → Read More: Hack-Based Cookie-Stuffing by Bannertracker-script

Hack-Based Cookie-Stuffing by Bannertracker-script

We present a cookie-stuffer that collects traffic by hacking numerous top sites, including sites as popular searchenginewatch.com (Alexa traffic rank #2045). The perpetrator then monetizes this traffic by invisibly dropping affiliate cookies for Amazon… → Read More: Hack-Based Cookie-Stuffing by Bannertracker-script

Recall confidence intervals

Frequent readers of this blog will know of my burning desire to move IR research away from dry technical topics and towards questions that directly impact and excite the retrieval user. In pursuit of this goal, I have for the past year been working on a paper on estimating two-tailed confidence intervals for recall under [...] → Read More: Recall confidence intervals

Attention-enhancing information retrieval

Last week I was at SWIRL, the occasional talkshop on the future of information retrieval. To me the most important of the presentations was Diane Kelly’s “Rage against the Machine Learning”, in which she observed the way information retrieval currently works has changed the way people think. In particular, she proposed that the combination of [...] → Read More: Attention-enhancing information retrieval

Enjoying Seattle’s Best: UW, WSDM, and SSS

My excursion to Seattle was delightful, and I thought I’d share some details with readers. I spent most of Friday at the University of Washington, meeting with graduating PhD students.  I’ve always known that UW is a top school, but I was particularly impressed with this batch. I was pleasantly surprised to see folks like […] → Read More: Enjoying Seattle’s Best: UW, WSDM, and SSS

Enjoying Seattle’s Best: UW, WSDM, and SSS

My excursion to Seattle was delightful, and I thought I’d share some details with readers. I spent most of Friday at the University of Washington, meeting with graduating PhD students.  I’ve always known that UW is a top school, but I was particularly impressed with this batch. I was pleasantly surprised to see folks like […] → Read More: Enjoying Seattle’s Best: UW, WSDM, and SSS

Enjoying Seattle’s Best: UW, WSDM, and SSS

My excursion to Seattle was delightful, and I thought I’d share some details with readers. I spent most of Friday at the University of Washington, meeting with graduating PhD students.  I’ve always known that UW is a top school, but I was particularly impressed with this batch. I was pleasantly surprised to see folks like […] → Read More: Enjoying Seattle’s Best: UW, WSDM, and SSS

Enjoying Seattle’s Best: UW, WSDM, and SSS

My excursion to Seattle was delightful, and I thought I’d share some details with readers. I spent most of Friday at the University of Washington, meeting with graduating PhD students.  I’ve always known that UW is a top school, but I was particularly impressed with this batch. I was pleasantly surprised to see folks like […] → Read More: Enjoying Seattle’s Best: UW, WSDM, and SSS

Enjoying Seattle’s Best: UW, WSDM, and SSS

My excursion to Seattle was delightful, and I thought I’d share some details with readers. I spent most of Friday at the University of Washington, meeting with graduating PhD students.  I’ve always known that UW is a top school, but I was particularly impressed with this batch. I was pleasantly surprised to see folks like […] → Read More: Enjoying Seattle’s Best: UW, WSDM, and SSS

Enjoying Seattle’s Best: UW, WSDM, and SSS

My excursion to Seattle was delightful, and I thought I’d share some details with readers. I spent most of Friday at the University of Washington, meeting with graduating PhD students.  I’ve always known that UW is a top school, but I was particularly impressed with this batch. I was pleasantly surprised to see folks like […] → Read More: Enjoying Seattle’s Best: UW, WSDM, and SSS

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