Entries from June 2012

RecSys 2012 Industry Track

June 28th, 2012 · 25 Comments · General

I’m proud to be co-organizing the RecSys 2012 Industry Track with Yehuda Koren. Check out the line-up: Ronny Kohavi (Microsoft), Keynote Online Controlled Experiments: Introduction, Learnings, and Humbling Statistics Ralf Herbrich (Facebook) Distributed, Real-Time Bayesian Learning in Online Services Ronny Lempel (Yahoo! Research) Recommendation Challenges in Web Media Settings Sumanth Kolar (StumbleUpon) Recommendations and Discovery [...]

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Information Cascades, Revisited

June 12th, 2012 · 9 Comments · General

A couple of years ago, I blogged about an information cascade problem I’d read about in David Easley and Jon Kleinberg‘s textbook on Networks, Crowds, and Markets. To recall the problem (which they themselves borrowed from Lisa Anderson and Charles Holt: The experimenter puts an urn at the front of the room with three marbles in it; she announces that there is a [...]

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Scale, Structure, and Semantics

June 7th, 2012 · 5 Comments · General

This morning I had the pleasure to present a keynote address at the Semantic Technology & Business Conference (SemTechBiz). I’ve had a long and warm relationship with the semantic technology community — especially with Marco Neumann and the New York Semantic Web Meetup. But I’m not exactly a fanboy of the semantic web, and I [...]

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Visual Search Startup Modista Is Back!

June 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off · General

Long-time readers know that I’m a great fan of visual search startup Modista, which was a victim of software patent abuse. To my delight, Modista is back from the dead. Check it out! Also see my previous coverage of Modista.

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