Entries from July 2009

SIGIR: Meet the Who’s Who of Search and Information Retrieval

July 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments · General

Matt Cutts. danah boyd. Bruce Croft. Marti Hearst. What do these people have in common? If you’re thinking that they are some of the biggest names in the research and practice of search and information retrieval, then you have at least part of the answer. For full credit, the answer is that they are some […]

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Design For Interaction: My SIGMOD Slides

July 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment · General

These are the slides I presented at SIGMOD a couple of weeks ago. The animation on a few of the slides doesn’t come through on SlideShare, but you can always download the PowerPoint if you are so inclined. The other talks in the invited session on Human-Computer Interaction with Information, by Ed Chi and Jeff […]

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Faceted Search Book Is Shipping

July 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Amazon and Barnes & Noble are both shipping the faceted search book, so hopefully all of our pre-orders are finally leaving the warehouses. My apologies for the delays, and my thanks to everyone who has been so patient. Apparently a few people had trouble using the publisher’s site; at this point I suggest using Amazon […]

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Catching Up On Last Week’s News

July 10th, 2009 · Comments Off on Catching Up On Last Week’s News · General

I hope everyone had a great week! It looks like I missed some interesting / controversial stories in the tech news / blogosphere, the most notable being: No to SQL? Anti-database movement gains steam A Comparison of Open Source Search Engines Introducing the Google Chrome OS Quick reactions: Regarding the anti-SQL movement, I would have […]

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Taking Time Off

July 4th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

I’ll be offline for about a week, returning on July 13th. No, I’m not going to Argentina or even hiking the Appalachian trail, but I am going off the grid to spend quality time with my wife and daughter. See you all soon!

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The Wild World of SIGMOD

July 2nd, 2009 · 6 Comments · General

I’m on my way home from SIGMOD 2009, my first experience attending a conference on databases. Actually, it was a my first experience attending two conferences on databases, since SIGMOD was held in Providence concurrently with PODS. Ed Chi, Jeff Heer, and I were invited to SIGMOD for a session in which we shared our […]

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