Entries from September 2008

HCIR ’08 Accepted Papers

September 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on HCIR ’08 Accepted Papers · Uncategorized

The list of accepted papers for HCIR ’08 is now posted on the workshop web site.As you can see an exciting collections of topics from an impressive collection of researchers. I hope to see some of you there next month.

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Danny Sullivan: The Google Hive Mind

September 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Danny Sullivan: The Google Hive Mind · Uncategorized

Google’s extended 10th birthday celebration has been accompanied by non-stop posts about Google, and I’ll confess to being part of that hype. Nonetheless, I thought Danny Sullivan’s recent post entitled “The Google Hive Mind” was one of the more informed analyses I’d read about Google of late. I don’t agree with it completely–in particular, I […]

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Enterprise Search on Wikipedia: A Work in Progress

September 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Last week, I put out a call for help to clean up the Enterprise Search entry on Wikipedia. I decided to answer that call myself by moving the list of vendors and open source alternatives to a separate entry. I also cleaned up that list, eliminating the dubious classification scheme (which you can see on […]

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Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

September 26th, 2008 · 4 Comments · General

An oldie but goodie that one of my colleagues at Endeca just reminded me of is the Periodic Table of Visualization Methods by Ralph Lengler and Martin Eppler at Visual-Literacy.org. Click through the picture to the real page, which shows you an example each visualization when you hover over it in the table. Interestingly, tag […]

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Vint Cerf on the next Internet

September 26th, 2008 · 3 Comments · General

Vint Cerf published an Official Google Blog post about the next Internet in which he predicts that “that mobile devices will become a major component of the Internet,” that “video will become an interactive medium in which the choice of content and advertising will be under consumer control,” and “a box of washing machine soap […]

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“In Quotes” by Google Labs and Community Journalism

September 24th, 2008 · 3 Comments · General

I was just checking out the latest Google Labs release: In Quotes. As described on their FAQ: The “In Quotes” feature allows you to find quotes from stories linked to from Google News. These quotations are a valuable resource for understanding where people in the news stand on various issues. Much of the published reporting […]

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Tweeting from The Noisy Channel

September 23rd, 2008 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

I’m experimenting with ways to weave this blog into the broader fabric of social media. Some of you may have noticed the ShareThis links on each post. I hope some of you are using them to share material you encounter here. Today, I added the Twitter Updater plug-in, so new posts will automatically trigger a […]

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Taxonomies: Not Just for Navigation

September 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Taxonomies: Not Just for Navigation · Uncategorized

Lynda Moulton wrote a post today entitled “Taxonomy, Yes, but for What?” in which she reminds us that taxonomies aren’t just for navigation. Here is an excerpt: Taxonomies for navigation are but one purpose for them to be used in search….In more sophisticated applications of taxonomies, the thesaurus model of relationships becomes a necessity. When […]

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Filter Failure

September 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Filter Failure · Uncategorized

A number of folks, including Daniela Barbosa have pointed to Clay Shirky’s recent keynote at Web 2.0 NYC entitled “It’s Not Information Overload. It’s Filter Failure.“. It’s a informative, entertaining talk, and I recommended to the readership here. What I particularly like in his “filter failure” characterization is that it really exposes the human-computer interaction […]

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Americans Text More Than They Talk

September 23rd, 2008 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Hardly breaking news, but I read in CNET this morning that Americans text more than they talk. The article cites a report from Nielsen that, inĀ  the second quarter of 2008, U.S. mobile subscribers sent and received on average 357 text messages per month, compared with making and receiving 204 phone calls a month. Perhaps […]

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