Entries from January 2010

Blogs I Read: Search Facets

January 31st, 2010 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

A couple of years ago, I started The Noisy Channel as a personal blog. Since my then-employer Endeca didn’t have a corporate blog, I became the company’s ambassador to the blogosphere, despite my protests that this was not a corporate blog. But I’m pleased to report that Endeca now has is its own blog, aptly […]

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LinkedIn Search: A Look Beneath the Hood

January 31st, 2010 · 13 Comments · General

Last week, I had the good fortune to attend a presentation by John Wang, search architect at LinkedIn. You may have read my earlier posts about LinkedIn introducing faceted search and celebrating the interface from a user perspective. John’s presentation at the SDForum took a developer’s perspective, discussing the challenges of combining faceted search and […]

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Workshop on Search and Social Media (SSM 2010)

January 25th, 2010 · 4 Comments · General

The 3rd Annual Workshop on Search in Social Media (SSM 2010) will be held on Wednesday, February 3rd at the Polytechnic Institute in Brooklyn, NY. It’s co-located with the WSDM 2010 conference on Web Search and Data Mining. As a co-organizer, I’m proud to announce that the workshop program is now online. It features a […]

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Real Time Search Is Personal

January 18th, 2010 · 19 Comments · General

The other day, I promised in a comment thread that I’d write about what I see as real use cases for real-time search. As it happens, I’m experiencing one right now. As my wife, daughter, and I were walking home from a playground, we noticed a large number of fire trucks congregating a block away […]

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When Is Faceted Search Appropriate?

January 15th, 2010 · 21 Comments · General

Earlier this week, Peter Morville and Mark Burrell presented a UIE virtual seminar on “Leveraging Search & Discovery Patterns For Great Online Experiences“. It sold out! And I thought Pete Bell and I had done well with our seminar on faceted search! But I’m hardly surprised. Although I wasn’t able to attend it myself, I […]

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Can You “Near Me Now”?

January 9th, 2010 · 19 Comments · Uncategorized

Weren’t we just talking about what’s different about mobile search use cases and about how to make web search more exploratory? I may be biased, but I think that Google’s recently launched “near me now” button is a step in the right direction (no pun intended!) on both of these fronts. I’m curious to hear […]

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Search Questions for 2010: What’s On My Mind

January 3rd, 2010 · 15 Comments · General

Happy New Year to the Noisy Community and everyone else in virtual earshot! I hope everyone is entering 2010 well-rested and ready for great things. And I don’t just mean shiny new gadgets. For me, 2009 marked the end of a decade-long run at Endeca, where I focused on bringing HCIR to enterprises. I’m particularly […]

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