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Apologies for Slow Response Times

I am without my own laptop for a few days as I manage a transition between jobs. So I apologize in advance if I am slow to respond to email, comments, or tweets over the weekend. I’ll be back at full steam early next week.
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Going (to) Google

This is my last week at Endeca. The decision to leave has been a heart-wrenching one: not only have the past ten years been the best of my life, but my experiences at Endeca have defined me professionally. Moreover, Endeca is riding a wave of success with recent advances in our products, new relationships with [...] → Read More: Going (to) Google

Twitter Lists as an Influence Measure?

In “Using Twitter Lists To Judge Influence“, Todd Zeigler of the Bivings Report writes: I think Twitter Lists will end up helping separate the men from the boys when it comes to influence.  In addition to seeing a Twitter users follower count, we can now see the number of other Twitter users who have added [...] → Read More: Twitter Lists as an Influence Measure?

Tuning in to Google Music Search

With all of the activity around e-books last week, you might think that the online world wasn’t paying attention to the media category most transformed by the Internet music. But a week is a lifetime in the ADD-addled technology press, and today’s top story is that Google is “making search more musical“. From the official [...] → Read More: Tuning in to Google Music Search

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

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