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Informal SIGIR Test of Time Award

I have the fortune of attending ICML this year and hope to report on that next week.   Like other conferences, ICML includes a Test of Time award “given to papers that time and hindsight proved to be of lasting value to the Machine Learning community.”  This year, the award went to `Conditional Random Fields: Probabilistic [...] → Read More: Informal SIGIR Test of Time Award

SIGIR 2011 ACCEPTED PAPERS THREAD

Please visit Ian’s post on Not Relevant for pre-prints of SIGIR 2011 accepted papers.
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2011-12 Computing Innovation Fellows Opportunities

Upcoming PhD graduates should note the call from applications for the Computing Innovation Fellows Program,
The goals of the CIFellows Project are to retain new Ph.D. scholars in research and teaching during challenging economic times, while also supporting intellectual renewal and diversity in the computing fields at U.S. organizations. A total of 107 [...] → Read More: 2011-12 Computing Innovation Fellows Opportunities

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

Explicit negative feedback comes to the web…somewhat

If you use Chrome, you can block results from certain sites. Even if this is equivalent to adding [-site:domain], it certainly makes the query easier to specify. Promoted as a way to filter content farms, it could provide easily data to go beyond simple results filtering.
G is upfront about collecting the data,
If installed, [...] → Read More: Explicit negative feedback comes to the web…somewhat

Dear Facebook, What is the performance of your face recognizer? Thanks!

As far as I can tell, Facebook must have one of the largest collection of images with face tags. I can’t imagine any Facebook employee with even a few weeks of a machine learning course under their belt hasn’t tried to train a model to perform face recognition on their data.
Does anyone know of [...] → Read More: Dear Facebook, What is the performance of your face recognizer? Thanks!

“Economic Impact Assessment of NIST’s Text REtrieval Conference (TREC) Program”

Thanks to your feedback,
“…this study estimates that TREC’s existence was responsible for approximately one-third of an improvement of more than 200% in web search products that was observed between 1999 and 2009.”
More here.
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SIGIR 2010 Best Paper Nominees

SIGIR has posted best paper nominees.

A comparison of general vs personalized affective models for the prediction of topical relevance, I. Arapakis, K. Athanasakos, J. Jose
Assessing the Scenic Route: Measuring the Value of Search Trails in Web Logs, R. White, J. Huang
Caching Search Engine Results over Incremental Indices, F. Junqueira, R. Blanco, E. Bortnikov, R. Lempel, [...] → Read More: SIGIR 2010 Best Paper Nominees

Query logs and information retrieval research

About one year ago, Bruce Croft asked the IR community for help with getting access to query logs for academia,
The goal of this project is to create a database of web search activity that will be provided to the information retrieval research community to use on current and future information retrieval research projects.
To accomplish [...] → Read More: Query logs and information retrieval research

Vintage Cornell/SMART Tech Reports?

A few years ago, someone published an online interface to many old Cornell/SMART tech reports from the Salton group.  Unfortunately, I cannot seem to find them anywhere now.  Who can help correct this irony?
Update: Here is the SIGIR Digital Museum o… → Read More: Vintage Cornell/SMART Tech Reports?

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