Entries from October 2011

RecSys 2011 Tutorial: Recommendations as a Conversation with the User

October 31st, 2011 · 4 Comments · General

  Last week, I had the privilege to present a tutorial at the 5th ACM International Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2011). Given my passion for HCIR and my advocacy for transparency in recommender systems, it shouldn’t surprise regular readers that I focused on both. Unfortunately the tutorial was not recorded, but I hope the [...]

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HCIR 2011: We Have Arrived!

October 21st, 2011 · 1 Comment · General

If you followed the #hcir2011 tweet stream, then you already know what I have to say: the Fifth Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval (HCIR 2011) was an extraordinary success. We had about 100 people attending, 14 paper presentations, 28 posters, and 4 challenge entries, all packed into one intense day at Google’s beautiful [...]

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Oracle Acquires Endeca!

October 18th, 2011 · 5 Comments · General

    Today is a wonderful day for Endeca and Oracle! Oracle has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Endeca, bringing together two of the powerhouses of information access. Quoting from the announcement: “The combination of Oracle and Endeca is expected to create a comprehensive technology platform to process, store, manage, [...]

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