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Daniel Tunkelang: Search as Communication
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Daniel Tunkelang: Search as Communication

Last year, I gave a talk at Etsy on "Search as Communication" as part of their Code as Craft speaker series. I'm pleased to see that the video is now posted on...

Daniel Tunkelang: Your Trade-Offs Define You
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Daniel Tunkelang: Your Trade-Offs Define You

In her essay "On Self-Respect", Joan Didion tells us that "people with self-respect have the courage of their mistakes. They know the price of things." I read that...

Daniel Tunkelang: Search Quality at LinkedIn
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Daniel Tunkelang: Search Quality at LinkedIn

Yesterday evening, I had the pleasure to see my colleagues Abhimanyu Lad and Satya Kanduri talk to the Bay Area Search Meetup about "Search Quality at LinkedIn"...

Daniel Tunkelang: Socializing Search. Professionally.
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Daniel Tunkelang: Socializing Search. Professionally.

Attending the annual O'Reilly Strata Conference on big data has become an annual tradition. This year, my colleague Sriram Sankar and I talked about LinkedIn Search...

Daniel Tunkelang: Hacking the Management Pyramid
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Daniel Tunkelang: Hacking the Management Pyramid

The latest management buzzword is "holacracy", a corporate governance philosophy that replaces the traditional chain of command with employee self-government. Twitter...

Daniel Tunkelang: The Changing Face of Exploratory Search
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Daniel Tunkelang: The Changing Face of Exploratory Search

A key contribution from library science to search engine developers is the distinction between navigational search and exploratory search.Navigational search is...

Daniel Tunkelang: Machine Learning as a Metaphor
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Daniel Tunkelang: Machine Learning as a Metaphor

Last week, I attended the QCon international software development conference in San Francisco, where I had the honor to chair a track on Applied Machine Learning...

Daniel Tunkelang: Social Search in a Professional Context
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Daniel Tunkelang: Social Search in a Professional Context

Today, I had the honor of presenting a keynote at the Workshop on Data-driven User Behavioral Modeling and Mining from Social Media, taking place as part of the...

Daniel Tunkelang: You're the Boss of You
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Daniel Tunkelang: You're the Boss of You

Students of organizational behavior know that bad managers are a key reason employees quit. Good companies internalize this research and focus on improving their...

Daniel Tunkelang: Executives Need Press Training Too
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Daniel Tunkelang: Executives Need Press Training Too

At all the companies where I've worked, there's a clear policy governing how employees interact with the press. And with good reason: statements from employees,...

Daniel Tunkelang: Optimize for the Short Snout
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Daniel Tunkelang: Optimize for the Short Snout

In 2004, Chris Anderson wrote an article entitled "The Long Tail" popularizing the notion that, in online markets, the tail of the statistical distribution isPower...

Daniel Tunkelang: What is a Thought Leader?
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Daniel Tunkelang: What is a Thought Leader?

I have a confession to make.When I hear the term "thought leader", I cringe. Perhaps you also imagine a blowhard who pontificates about topics without any expertise...

Daniel Tunkelang: Software Patents: A Tax on Innovation
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Daniel Tunkelang: Software Patents: A Tax on Innovation

New Zealand just abolished software patents. Good on ya, mates!And, a few weeks ago, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report entitledIntellectual...

Daniel Tunkelang: Remembering Gene
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Daniel Tunkelang: Remembering Gene

Gene Golovchinsky died last week. He had just turned 48, far too young to be taken from us. I was fortunate to have seen him recently -- I had dinner with him at...

Daniel Tunkelang: Search: What's Cooking in the Lab
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Daniel Tunkelang: Search: What's Cooking in the Lab

Every year, top information retrieval researchers from around the world gather for the SIGIR conference, organized by the Association of Computing Machinery. It's...

Daniel Tunkelang: Find and be Found: Information Retrieval at LinkedIn
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Daniel Tunkelang: Find and be Found: Information Retrieval at LinkedIn

xShakti Sinha and I had the honor to present our work on LinkedIn search at the 36th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference in Dublin, Ireland. SIGIR is the world's top conference...

Daniel Tunkelang: Search Relevance 101
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Daniel Tunkelang: Search Relevance 101

If you're an engineer who lives and breathes search relevance, then this post isn't for you. Hopefully you're attending SIGIR in Dublin later this month, where ...

Daniel Tunkelang: Think Outside the Black Box
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Daniel Tunkelang: Think Outside the Black Box

When you use a search engine, chances are that you spend most of your time either narrowing or broadening. Narrowing -- which begins as soon as you start entering...

Daniel Tunkelang: Search as Communication: A Personal Journey
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Daniel Tunkelang: Search as Communication: A Personal Journey

When I was invited to give a talk at Etsy's Code as Craft series, I decided to try something different. After all, Etsy is a marketplace of unique, hand-made items...

Daniel Tunkelang: Enterprise Search: Getting There From Here
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Daniel Tunkelang: Enterprise Search: Getting There From Here

This morning, I had the privilege to deliver the keynote address at the Enterprise Search Summit in New York.My title, "Enterprise Search: How Do We Get There From...
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