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I recognize that my participation in the gig economy is hardly representative of most people’s…
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I recognize that my participation in the gig economy is hardly representative of most people’s…

I recognize that my participation in the gig economy is hardly representative of most people’s experience. Indeed, I wrote a post about “The Hook-Up Economy” (https...

Query Expansion
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Query Expansion

A key application of query rewriting is increasing recall — that is, matching a larger set of relevant results. In extreme cases… Continue reading on Query Understanding...

SIGACT Distinguished Service Prize Call, 2017
From My Biased Coin

SIGACT Distinguished Service Prize Call, 2017

Call for Nominations2017 SIGACT Distinguished Service Prize The Theory community benefits in many ways from the dedicated service, above and beyond the call of...

Martin, I don’t envy you the challenge of trying to improve search for clients who value search…
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Martin, I don’t envy you the challenge of trying to improve search for clients who value search…

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How To Improve Your Search Experience
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How To Improve Your Search Experience

As a high-class consultant, I spend a lot of time helping companies improve their search experiences. Every company has a unique set of… Continue reading on Medium...

Query Rewriting: An Overview
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Query Rewriting: An Overview

Thus far, we’ve focused on query understanding at the character and token level. It’s time move up the stack, on to entities and the query… Continue reading on...

Lots of good stuff in there.
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Lots of good stuff in there.

Of course, the most annoying thing is an unexpected, unsolicited phone call. Once I’ve determined that it’s a legitimate aggressive sales… Continue reading on ...

Stemming and Lemmatization
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Stemming and Lemmatization

Different forms of a word often communicate essentially the same meaning. For example, there’s probably no difference in intent between a… Continue reading on ...

I’ve done both.
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I’ve done both.

I’ve done both. Much of the work I do involves helping teams with prioritization, evaluation, choosing among architectural or algorithmic options, hiring, etc....

Living The Dream
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Living The Dream

A year ago, I decided to take a break from full-time employment and explore a mix of consulting, advising, writing, and speaking. Continue reading on Medium »

Spelling Correction
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Spelling Correction

Spelling correction is a must-have for any modern search engine. Continue reading on Query Understanding »

What can history tell us about today's infrastructure crisis?
From Phys.org Technology News

What can history tell us about today's infrastructure crisis?

On Tuesday, the University of Virginia's Miller Center released the eighth volume in its far-reaching First Year Project, an ongoing initiative to provide nonpartisan...

Trust issues: Users more gullible when they customize their technology
From Phys.org Technology News

Trust issues: Users more gullible when they customize their technology

Cheery robots may give people the creeps and serious robots may actually ease anxiety depending on how users perceive the robot''s role in their lives, according...

Six things we learned at the Detroit auto show
From Phys.org Technology News

Six things we learned at the Detroit auto show

This year's North American International Auto Show reflects an industry that's flush with cash but uncertain about the future.

Data Analytics for Public Services: Beyond the Hype
From Blog@Ubiquity

Data Analytics for Public Services: Beyond the Hype

Data analytics is the new buzz phrase these days. Public service agencies all over the world are looking at data in order to optimize service delivery, as wellelectricity...

Study: How new Airbnb nondiscrimination policy may be worse
From Phys.org Technology News

Study: How new Airbnb nondiscrimination policy may be worse

The sharing economy is a booming industry, with companies such as Uber and Airbnb generating billions in value each year. Technology, combined with informal peer...

Drones could soon get crucial medical supplies to patients in need
From Phys.org Technology News

Drones could soon get crucial medical supplies to patients in need

Aerial drones could one day ferry life-or-death medical supplies between hospitals now that Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have figured out how to keep blood...

Science DMZ is focus of latest library of network training videos aimed at global audience
From Phys.org Technology News

Science DMZ is focus of latest library of network training videos aimed at global audience

For members of the established research and education (R&E) networking community, attending conferences or sitting in on workshop sessions is the normal way to...

America's crumbling infrastructure
From Phys.org Technology News

America's crumbling infrastructure

No matter how big the issue—national security, health care, gun rights—it's been nearly impossible for Washington lawmakers to find common ground given the deep...

Cruise company Carnival gets personal with concierge tech
From Phys.org Technology News

Cruise company Carnival gets personal with concierge tech

What if your room on a cruise ship were to unlock automatically as you approach, or if the wait staff could bring your favorite cocktail before you even ask?
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