Entries from November 2011

CIKM 2011 Industry Event: Slides and Summaries

November 27th, 2011 · 2 Comments · General

I’ve posted slides and summaries for all ten CIKM 2011 Industry Event presentations: Stephen Robertson (Microsoft Research): Why Recall Matters John Giannandrea (Google): Freebase – A Rosetta Stone for Entities Jeff Hammerbacher (Cloudera): Experiences Evolving a New Analytical Platform: What Works and What’s Missing Khalid Al-Kofahi (Thomson Reuters): Combining Advanced Technology and Human Expertise in [...]

[Read more →]

Tags:

CIKM 2011 Industry Event: Ilya Segalovich on Improving Search Quality at Yandex

November 27th, 2011 · Comments Off · General

This post is last in a series summarizing the presentations at the CIKM 2011 Industry Event, which I chaired with former Endeca colleague Tony Russell-Rose. The final talk of the CIKM 2011 Industry Event was a talk from Yandex co-founder and CTO Ilya Segalovich on “Improving Search Quality at Yandex: Current Challenges and Solutions“. Yandex is the world’s #5 search engine. It dominates [...]

[Read more →]

Tags:

CIKM 2011 Industry Event: Vanja Josifovski on Toward Deep Understanding of User Behavior on the Web

November 27th, 2011 · Comments Off · General

This post is part of a series summarizing the presentations at the CIKM 2011 Industry Event, which I chaired with former Endeca colleague Tony Russell-Rose. Those of you who attended the SIGIR 2009 Industry Track had the opportunity to hear Yahoo researcher Vanja Josifovski make an eloquent case for ad retrieval as a new frontier of information retrieval. At the CIKM 2011 Industry Event, [...]

[Read more →]

Tags:

CIKM 2011 Industry Event: Ed Chi on Model-Driven Research in Social Computing

November 25th, 2011 · Comments Off · General

This post is part of a series summarizing the presentations at the CIKM 2011 Industry Event, which I chaired with former Endeca colleague Tony Russell-Rose. Given the extraordinary ascent of all things social in today’s online world, we could hardly neglect this theme at the CIKM 2011 Industry Event. We were lucky to have Ed Chi, who recently left the PARC [...]

[Read more →]

Tags:

CIKM 2011 Industry Event: David Hawking on Search Problems and Solutions in Higher Education

November 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · General

This post is part of a series summarizing the presentations at the CIKM 2011 Industry Event, which I chaired with former Endeca colleague Tony Russell-Rose. One of the recurring themes at the CIKM 2011 Industry Event was that not all search is web search. Stephen Robertson, in advocating why recall matters, noted that web search was exceptional rather than typical as [...]

[Read more →]

Tags:

CIKM 2011 Industry Event: Ben Greene on Large Memory Computers for In-Memory Enterprise Applications

November 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment · General

This post is part of a series summarizing the presentations at the CIKM 2011 Industry Event, which I chaired with former Endeca colleague Tony Russell-Rose. Large-scale computation was, not surprisingly, a major theme at the CIKM 2011 Industry Event. Ben Greene, Director of SAP Research Belfast, delivered a presentation on “Large Memory Computers for In-Memory Enterprise Applications“. Ben started by defining in-memory [...]

[Read more →]

Tags:

CIKM 2011 Industry Event: Chavdar Botev on Databus: A System for Timeline-Consistent Low-Latency Change Capture

November 20th, 2011 · 1 Comment · General

This post is part of a series summarizing the presentations at the CIKM 2011 Industry Event, which I chaired with former Endeca colleague Tony Russell-Rose. I’m of course delighted that one of my colleagues at LinkedIn was able to participate in the CIKM 2011 Industry Event. Principal software engineer Chavdar Botev delivered a presentation on “Databus: A System for Timeline-Consistent Low-Latency Change Capture“. [...]

[Read more →]

Tags:

CIKM 2011 Industry Event: Khalid Al-Kofahi on Combining Advanced Search Technology and Human Expertise in Legal Research

November 19th, 2011 · Comments Off · General

This post is part of a series summarizing the presentations at the CIKM 2011 Industry Event, which I chaired with former Endeca colleague Tony Russell-Rose. The original program for the CIKM 2011 Industry Event featured Peter Jackson, who was chief scientist at Thomson Reuters and author of numerous books and papers on natural language processing. Sadly, Peter died on August 3,2011. Thomson Reuters R&D VP of Research Khalid [...]

[Read more →]

Tags:

CIKM 2011 Industry Event: Jeff Hammerbacher on Experiences Evolving a New Analytical Platform

November 16th, 2011 · 5 Comments · General

This post is part of a series summarizing the presentations at the CIKM 2011 Industry Event, which I chaired with former Endeca colleague Tony Russell-Rose. The third speaker in the program was Cloudera co-founder and Chief Scientist Jeff Hammerbacher. Jeff, recently hailed by Tim O’Reilly as one of the world’s most powerful data scientists, built the Facebook Data Team, which is most [...]

[Read more →]

Tags:

CIKM 2011 Industry Event: John Giannandrea on Freebase – A Rosetta Stone for Entities

November 15th, 2011 · 13 Comments · General

This post is part of a series summarizing the presentations at the CIKM 2011 Industry Event, which I chaired with former Endeca colleague Tony Russell-Rose. The second speaker in the program was Metaweb co-founder John Giannadrea. Google acquired Metaweb last year and has kept its promise to to maintain Freebase as a free and open database for the world (including for rival [...]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Clicky Web Analytics