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Explicit web search result diversification

A couple of weeks ago I successfully defended my PhD thesis at the School of Computing Science of the University of Glasgow. The thesis, entitled “Explicit web search result diversification”, was unconditionally approved with no corrections b… → Read More: Explicit web search result diversification

Terrier 3.5 released

Today, we are proud to announce a brand new release of Terrier, our state-of-the-art open source information retrieval platform. Terrier 3.5 represents a significant update over its previous version (Terrier 3.0), including:Document-at-a-time (DAAT) re… → Read More: Terrier 3.5 released

Terrier 3.5 released

Today, we are proud to announce a brand new release of Terrier, our state-of-the-art open source information retrieval platform. Terrier 3.5 represents a significant update over its previous version (Terrier 3.0), including:Document-at-a-time (DAAT) re… → Read More: Terrier 3.5 released

Terrier 3.5 released

Today, we are proud to announce a brand new release of Terrier, our state-of-the-art open source information retrieval platform. Terrier 3.5 represents a significant update over its previous version (Terrier 3.0), including:Document-at-a-time (DAAT) re… → Read More: Terrier 3.5 released

CIKM 2010 in Toronto, ON, Canada

I’m back from Toronto, where a few of us attended the CIKM 2010 conference last week. On Friday, I presented our paper on “Selectively diversifying Web search results”, a joint work with Craig Macdonald and Iadh Ounis. This work extends our successful … → Read More: CIKM 2010 in Toronto, ON, Canada

WWW 2010 in Raleigh, NC, USA

I am back from the sunny Raleigh, NC, USA. Besides the nice weather, I had a great time last week attending the 19th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2010), where I presented our paper on Exploiting query reformulations for Web search resul… → Read More: WWW 2010 in Raleigh, NC, USA

WWW 2010 in Raleigh, NC, USA

I am back from the sunny Raleigh, NC, USA. Besides the nice weather, I had a great time last week attending the 19th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2010), where I presented our paper on Exploiting query reformulations for Web search resul… → Read More: WWW 2010 in Raleigh, NC, USA

WWW 2010 in Raleigh, NC, USA

I am back from the sunny Raleigh, NC, USA. Besides the nice weather, I had a great time last week attending the 19th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2010), where I presented our paper on Exploiting query reformulations for Web search resul… → Read More: WWW 2010 in Raleigh, NC, USA

WSDM 2009 highlights

Richard and I went to Barcelona last week to attend the WSCD 2009 workshop and the WSDM 2009 conference. Craig was also there on Monday to present an interesting poster on the usefulness of click-through data for training.Besides being held in an excit… → Read More: WSDM 2009 highlights

The TREC 2008 Blog track workshop

We just came back from Gaithersburg a few days ago. It was a nice (and cold!) week at the TREC 2008 conference. Besides presenting the main results of our participation in the Blog, Enterprise, and Relevance Feedback tracks, we had fruitful discussions… → Read More: The TREC 2008 Blog track workshop