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NAO Writer – NAO Robot Writes Any Word (Video)

Article from: http://www.robots-dreams.com/2013/04/nao-writer-nao-robot-writes-any-word-video.html Franck Calzada is a real robot wizard, especially with the NAO humanoid robot from Aldebaran Robotics. He keeps on surprising me, always pleasantly, wit… → Read More: NAO Writer – NAO Robot Writes Any Word (Video)

Details, please

At a PARC Forum a few years ago, I heard Marissa Mayer mention the work they did at Google to pick just the right shade of blue for link anchors to maximize click-through rates. It was an interesting, if somewhat bizarre, finding that shed more light on Google’s cognitive processes than on human ones. I […] → Read More: Details, please

Google’s Exclusive Flight Search OneBox

Google often shows “OneBox” search results promoting its own services. These results have prompted antitrust scrutiny: Google awards these preferred placements exclusively to Google’s own services, such as Google Flight Search and Google Maps, bu… → Read More: Google’s Exclusive Flight Search OneBox

Google’s Exclusive Flight Search OneBox

Google often shows “OneBox” search results promoting its own services. These results have prompted antitrust scrutiny: Google awards these preferred placements exclusively to Google’s own services, such as Google Flight Search and Google Maps, bu… → Read More: Google’s Exclusive Flight Search OneBox

Slow down!

The prolific Jaime Teevan has decided to blog, as evidenced by the creation of “Slow Searching” a few weeks ago. In a recent post, Jaime wrote about some ways in which Twitter search differed from web search, among which she included monitoring behavior, running “the same query over and over again just to see what […] → Read More: Slow down!

CUDA™ based implementation of CEDD

My colleague Loukas Babis has just released a CUDA™ based implementation of CEDD descriptor. Download the CUDA based implementation of CEDD In order to execute this application, the latest version on the NVidia CUDA driver must be installed. A mess… → Read More: CUDA™ based implementation of CEDD

Video Browser Showdown 2014 CFP

The Video Browser Showdown (VBS) is an annual live video browsing competition where international researchers, working in the field of interactive video search, evaluate and demonstrate the efficiency of their tools. The aim of the Video Browser Showdo… → Read More: Video Browser Showdown 2014 CFP

Anonymity

The skilled adversarial reviewer can find reasons to reject any paper without even reading it. This is considered truly blind reviewing. [Cormode, G.] Many conferences request that submitted papers be anonymized by removing the authors’ names, tweaking the references, removing mentions of the authors’ organization in the paper, etc. The goal of the double-blind review […] → Read More: Anonymity

ACM DL and Open Access

Today ACM announced a way for authors to pay for publishing open-access papers in the ACM DL. For a mere $1100 per conference paper ($1300 per journal article) for ACM members, authors can grant free access to their publications to anyone who wants it. I am all for open access to academic publications, but I […] → Read More: ACM DL and Open Access

HCIR 2013 CFP

It’s that time of the year again, time to solicit your latest and greatest HCIR ideas in written and poster form. We are happy to announce that this year’s Human-Computer Information Retrieval Symposium (HCIR 2013) will be held on October 3 and 4 in Vancouver, BC. Building on last year’s meeting, we will have both […] → Read More: HCIR 2013 CFP

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