Entries from February 2009

SIGIR ’09 Industry Track: The Details You’ve Been Waiting For

February 2nd, 2009 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Several weeks ago, I announced that I’d be organizing the Industry Track at SIGIR ‘09. Some of you offered helpful suggestions, and many people expressed excitement at this opportunity to bring together the too-often separate worlds of research and practice. Today, I am proud to share more details about the Industry Track. It will take […]

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Is Google Serious about Exploratory Search?

February 2nd, 2009 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

I just noticed this post by Sarah Perez on ReadWriteWeb: “Google: “We’re Not Doing a Good Job with Structured Data“. Here is the excerpt that caught my attention: The company wants to be able to separate exploratory queries (e.g., “Vietnam travel”) from ones where a user is in search of a particular fact (“Vietnam population”). […]

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Is Google Evil? The Great Debate

February 1st, 2009 · 25 Comments · General

This Thursday, I’m attending an evening with blogger Jeff Jarvis that is part of his book tour for “What Would Google Do?” I took the opportunity to review an Intelligence Squared debate, hosted last November by the Rosencranz Foundation, about whether Google violates its “don’t be evil” motto. You can listen to the debate on […]

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