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RecSys 2012 Industry Track

I’m proud to be co-organizing the RecSys 2012 Industry Track with Yehuda Koren. Check out the line-up: Ronny Kohavi (Microsoft), Keynote Online Controlled Experiments: Introduction, Learnings, and Humbling Statistics Ralf Herbrich (Facebook) Distributed, Real-Time Bayesian Learning in Online Services Ronny Lempel (Yahoo! Research) Recommendation Challenges in Web Media Settings Sumanth Kolar (StumbleUpon) Recommendations and Discovery […] → Read More: RecSys 2012 Industry Track

Janken (rock-paper-scissors) Robot with 100% winning rate

The purpose of this study is to develop a janken (rock-paper-scissors) robot system with 100% winning rate as one example of human-machine cooperation systems.http://www.k2.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/fusion/Janken/index-e.html Recognition of human hand can be… → Read More: Janken (rock-paper-scissors) Robot with 100% winning rate

Efficiency, Effectiveness, Medical Search, Dataset Development and Crowdsourcing at SIGIR 2012

The TerrierTeam will be well represented at SIGIR 2012 this year with a full paper, four posters, a demonstration and a workshop, covering a wide range of disciplines within the field of information retrieval. For those of you interested in Web search … → Read More: Efficiency, Effectiveness, Medical Search, Dataset Development and Crowdsourcing at SIGIR 2012

Invited talk at CATCH

Thanks to Frank Nack and Marc Bron, last week I had the opportunity to give a talk in The Netherlands at a NWO CATCH event organized by BRIDGE. NWO is the Dutch national research organization; BRIDGE is a project that explores access to television archives; and CATCH stands for Continuous Access To Cultural Heritage, which is [...] → Read More: Invited talk at CATCH

Predicting events in videos, before they happen. CVPR 2012 Best Paper

Article from http://quantombone.blogspot.gr/2012/06/predicting-events-in-videos-before-they.html Intelligence is all about making inferences given observations, but somewhere in the history of Computer Vision, we (as a community) have put too much emph… → Read More: Predicting events in videos, before they happen. CVPR 2012 Best Paper

A SMART way to Search your City

TerrierTeam is currently expanding its outreach into social and sensor-based search systems as part of the ongoing SMART EU-funded project (FP7 287583). SMART aims to develop an open source  search framework for multimedia data stemming from the p… → Read More: A SMART way to Search your City

Is that smile real or fake?

Do you smile when you’re frustrated? Most people think they don’t — but they actually do, a new study from MIT has found. What’s more, it turns out that computers programmed with the latest information from this research do a better job of different… → Read More: Is that smile real or fake?

Information Cascades, Revisited

A couple of years ago, I blogged about an information cascade problem I’d read about in David Easley and Jon Kleinberg‘s textbook on Networks, Crowds, and Markets. To recall the problem (which they themselves borrowed from Lisa Anderson and Charles Holt: The experimenter puts an urn at the front of the room with three marbles in it; she announces that there is a […] → Read More: Information Cascades, Revisited

Information Cascades, Revisited

A couple of years ago, I blogged about an information cascade problem I’d read about in David Easley and Jon Kleinberg‘s textbook on Networks, Crowds, and Markets. To recall the problem (which they themselves borrowed from Lisa Anderson and Charles Holt: The experimenter puts an urn at the front of the room with three marbles in it; she announces that there is a […] → Read More: Information Cascades, Revisited

Information Cascades, Revisited

A couple of years ago, I blogged about an information cascade problem I’d read about in David Easley and Jon Kleinberg‘s textbook on Networks, Crowds, and Markets. To recall the problem (which they themselves borrowed from Lisa Anderson and Charles Holt: The experimenter puts an urn at the front of the room with three marbles in it; she announces that there is a […] → Read More: Information Cascades, Revisited