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Towards a Bill of Rights for Online Advertisers

I offer five rights to protect advertisers from increasingly powerful ad networks — avoiding fraudulent charges for services not rendered, guaranteeing data portability so advertisers get the best possible value, and assuring price transparency so adv… → Read More: Towards a Bill of Rights for Online Advertisers

micro-IR

I’ve been watching with interest as Apple’s iphone/ipod_touch app store has grown and matured over the last couple of year (yes, I know, me and almost everyone else).  Interacting with apps on my own, and more recently, building a few, has started me thinking about what I perceive to be an interesting, and I think, novel [...] → Read More: micro-IR

AcademTech: Faceted People Search

AcademTech is a Computing Science-specific expert search engine based on the Terrier IR Platform. Persons working at Computing Science departments in Scottish Universities are considered as candidate experts by the system. Profiles of their expertise e… → Read More: AcademTech: Faceted People Search

SIGIR 2009: Expert Search from Glasgow

A short update from SIGIR09 to announce our recently published work on expert search. This should hopefully be the first of a series of a few posts about SIGIR this year.In On Perfect Document Rankings for Expert Search (Craig Macdonald & Iadh Ouni… → Read More: SIGIR 2009: Expert Search from Glasgow

SIGIR 2009: Expert Search from Glasgow

A short update from SIGIR09 to announce our recently published work on expert search. This should hopefully be the first of a series of a few posts about SIGIR this year.In On Perfect Document Rankings for Expert Search (Craig Macdonald & Iadh Ouni… → Read More: SIGIR 2009: Expert Search from Glasgow

SIGIR 2009: Expert Search from Glasgow

A short update from SIGIR09 to announce our recently published work on expert search. This should hopefully be the first of a series of a few posts about SIGIR this year.In On Perfect Document Rankings for Expert Search (Craig Macdonald & Iadh Ouni… → Read More: SIGIR 2009: Expert Search from Glasgow

SIGIR 2009: Expert Search from Glasgow

A short update from SIGIR09 to announce our recently published work on expert search. This should hopefully be the first of a series of a few posts about SIGIR this year.In On Perfect Document Rankings for Expert Search (Craig Macdonald & Iadh Ouni… → Read More: SIGIR 2009: Expert Search from Glasgow

SIGIR 2009: Expert Search from Glasgow

A short update from SIGIR09 to announce our recently published work on expert search. This should hopefully be the first of a series of a few posts about SIGIR this year.In On Perfect Document Rankings for Expert Search (Craig Macdonald & Iadh Ouni… → Read More: SIGIR 2009: Expert Search from Glasgow

CIKM 2011 in Glasgow!

We are delighted that our bid to host the ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2011) in Glasgow has been successful.After the highly successful ESSIR 2007 and ECIR 2008 events, we are excited at the prospect of hosting the pres… → Read More: CIKM 2011 in Glasgow!

How Google and Its Partners Inflate Measured Conversion Rates and Increase Advertisers’ Costs

I present four examples of Google and its partners interceding to grab users already on (or headed for) advertisers’ sites — spyware/adware popups, tricky toolbars, typosquatting, and Chrome browser autocomplete. In each instance, Google charges adve… → Read More: How Google and Its Partners Inflate Measured Conversion Rates and Increase Advertisers’ Costs