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Universal Acceptance Continues Momentum During ICANN66
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Universal Acceptance Continues Momentum During ICANN66

By Dr. Ajay Data, chair of the UASG; founder and CEO of XgenPlus I am invigorated after returning from ICANN66, which took place in Montréal 2-7 November. Always...

When There’s No Conversion Rate
From The Noisy Channel

When There’s No Conversion Rate

If your business depends on search, it’s critical to track search effectiveness using an evaluation methodology. In my experience, most organizations rely on implicit...

Measuring Search Effectiveness
From The Noisy Channel

Measuring Search Effectiveness

Delivering effective search starts with defining how to measure effectiveness.The information retrieval community has been evaluating search for decades. Established...

Defining relevance is a topic in its own right.
From The Noisy Channel

Defining relevance is a topic in its own right.

Defining relevance is a topic in its own right. You typically collect either explicit human judgments or implicit judgements from behavior, and then you use those...

Allston :  Students Should Speak Up
From My Biased Coin

Allston : Students Should Speak Up

I have had (as is pretty usual for me) some number of lunches with students this semester, and many of them asked me about the Computer Science move to Allston....

Supporting the Searcher’s Journey: When and How
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Supporting the Searcher’s Journey: When and How

Sometimes, search is simple. The searcher types a few words into the search box, retrieves a ranked list of results, and selects the right one. Easy peasy.Other...

I think the even more interesting case for using supply or demand is where supply vastly outstrips…
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I think the even more interesting case for using supply or demand is where supply vastly outstrips…

I think the even more interesting case for using supply or demand is where supply vastly outstrips demand and most intents are in the tail, e.g., searching through...

You already see it on Amazon.
From The Noisy Channel

You already see it on Amazon.

You already see it on Amazon. Do a search for “matrix”: not only do you only see Keanu Reeves movie results on the first page, but the left rail focuses on movies...

Search: Intent, Not Inventory
From The Noisy Channel

Search: Intent, Not Inventory

When I enter a physical store, my intent is “I want to buy X” or “I’m looking for something in order to do X.” It’s not “Show me the products that satisfy characteristics...

Crimson Editorial on Allston
From My Biased Coin

Crimson Editorial on Allston

This was the first Crimson editorial I can recall about the upcoming move computer science will be making to Allston next year. I'd encourage students (both undergraduate...

Are the World’s Top Websites Truly Accessible for Global Audiences?
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Are the World’s Top Websites Truly Accessible for Global Audiences?

Are the World’s Top Websites Truly Accessible for Global Audiences? An Evaluation of Acceptance of Email Addresses in 2019. By Mark W. Datysgeld, UASG Ambassador...

Harvard Admissions Lawsuit Decision Out
From My Biased Coin

Harvard Admissions Lawsuit Decision Out

As someone who reads a significant number of court documents and decisions (I still do expert witness work), I can recommend for your reading pleasure the very....

Meet UASG Vice Chair Dušan Stojičević
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Meet UASG Vice Chair Dušan Stojičević

Hello, my name is Душан Стојичевић. If you can’t read Serbian, how about Dušan Stojičević. Still having issues with pronouncing my name? Let’s try Dusan Stojicevic...

Changing Times
From My Biased Coin

Changing Times

An old friend from college sent me an e-mail, and it got me thinking.  When I was an undergraduate at Harvard some significant number of years ago, I took the graduate...

Off to ALGO/ESA 2019
From My Biased Coin

Off to ALGO/ESA 2019

I'm shortly hopping on a plane to head to ALGO/ESA.  I'll be giving a survey-ish talk on Learning Augmented Algorithms, covering my work so far in the area as well...

Dances with HiPPOs
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Dances with HiPPOs

Decision making, especially at technology companies, is supposed to be data-driven. Unfortunately, even in this wondrous age of science, decisions often depends...

Happy New Academic Year:  Teaching Randomized Algorithms
From My Biased Coin

Happy New Academic Year: Teaching Randomized Algorithms

It seems I haven't written on this blog for a while.Today was the start of a new semester.  I'll be teaching Randomized Algorithms and Probabilistic Analysis, using...

Martin, thanks for the kind words.
From The Noisy Channel

Martin, thanks for the kind words.

Martin, thanks for the kind words. The TunkRank that Jason Adams implemented has been down for a while. I’m not aware of any other implementation that is available...

The Next Generation of Developers Set Their Sights on a Multilingual Internet
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

The Next Generation of Developers Set Their Sights on a Multilingual Internet

By Harish Chowdhary, UA Ambassador and Technology Analyst for the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) Twenty-four developers, a group with a unique role...

Breaking the Linguistic Barriers to Access the Internet
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Breaking the Linguistic Barriers to Access the Internet

The 9th Language and Technology Conference (LTC 2019) published a paper from members of the UASG. The paper explains IDNs, which are domain names in local languages...
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