Entries from September 2008

Migrating Soon

September 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Just another reminder that I expect to migrate this blog to a hosted WordPress platform in the next days. If you have opinions about hosting platforms, please let me know by commenting here. Right now, I’m debating between DreamHost and GoDaddy, but I’m very open to suggestions. I will do everything in my power to […]

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Back from the Endeca Government Summit

September 6th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

I spent Thursday at the Endeca Government Summit, where I had the privilege to chat face-to-face with some Noisy Channel readers. Mostly, I was there to learn more about the sorts of information seeking problems people are facing in the public sector in general, and in the intelligence agencies in particular. While I can’t go […]

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Query Elaboration as a Dialogue

September 3rd, 2008 · 7 Comments · General

I ended my post on transparency in information retrieval with a teaser: if users aren’t great at composing queries for set retrieval, which I argue is more transparent than ranked retrieval, then how will we ever deliver an information retrieval system that offers both usefulness and transparency? The answer is that the system needs to […]

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Migrating to WordPress

September 2nd, 2008 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Just a quick note to let folks know that I’ll be migrating to WordPress in the next days. I’ll make every effort to have to move be seamless. I have secured the domain name http://thenoisychannel.com, which currently forwards Blogger, but will shift to wherever the blog is hosted. I apologize in advance for any disruption.

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E-Discovery and Transparency

September 1st, 2008 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

One change I’m thinking of making to this blog is to introduce “quick bites” as a way of mentioning interesting sites or articles I’ve come across without going into deep analysis. Here’s a first one to give you a flavor of the concept. Let me know what you think. I just read an article on […]

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POLL: Blogging Platform

September 1st, 2008 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

I’ve gotten a fair amount of feedback suggesting that I switch blogging platforms. Since I’d plan to make such changes infrequently, I’d like to get input from readers before doing so, especially since migration may have hiccups. I’ve just posted a poll on the home page to ask if folks here have a preference as […]

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