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Google and Transparency

Let me preface this post with a clear disclaimer: I work at Google, but the views I express on this blog are my own personal views. Last week, Google head of webspam Matt Cutts posted a full-throated defense of Google’s transparency on Google’s European Policy Blog in response to complaints that a few companies raised [...] → Read More: Google and Transparency

Not All Queries Are Created Equal

A topic with which I developed an obsession in my last few years at Endeca is understanding how to predict query difficulty and performance–performance in the information retrieval sense meaning results quality, not computational efficiency. If only we knew how well a search engine would do–or did–in meeting the user’s information need, we might adapt [...] → Read More: Not All Queries Are Created Equal

HCIR 2010: A Pre-Announcement

We’re gearing up to officially announce the HCIR 2010 workshop, but I wanted to give folks here a heads up, as well as to put out a call for a volunteer. The Fourth Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval will take place on August 22nd at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. It will [...] → Read More: HCIR 2010: A Pre-Announcement

Wikipedia for Breakfast?

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Wikipedia for Breakfast?

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Wikipedia for Breakfast?

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Wikipedia for Breakfast?

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Wikipedia for Breakfast?

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Wikipedia for Breakfast?

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Wikipedia for Breakfast?

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