Entries from July 2008

Resolving the Battle Royale between Information Retrieval and Information Science

July 6th, 2008 · 2 Comments · General

The following is the position paper I submitted to the NSF Information Seeking Support Systems Workshop last month. The workshop report is still being assembled, but I wanted to share my own contribution to the discussion, since it is particularly appropriate to the themes of The Noisy Channel. Resolving the Battle Royale between Information Retrieval […]

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A Call to Action

July 2nd, 2008 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

I sent the following open letter to the leading enterprise providers and industry analysts in the information access community. I am inspired by the recent efforts of researchers to bring industry events to major academic conferences. I’d like to see industry–particularly enterprise providers and industry analysts–return the favor, embracing these events to help bridge the […]

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Clarification before Refinement on Amazon

July 1st, 2008 · Comments Off on Clarification before Refinement on Amazon · General

I just noticed today that a search on Amazon (e.g., this search for algorithms) does not provide the options to sort the results or to refine by anything other than category. Once you do select a category (e.g., books), you are given additional refinement options, as well as the ability to sort. While I find […]

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