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Query Understanding and Chatbots
From The Noisy Channel

Query Understanding and Chatbots

In this series, I’ve focused on the context of traditional search applications, which are the main beneficiaries of better query understanding. But given the rapid...

Query Understanding and Voice Interfaces
From The Noisy Channel

Query Understanding and Voice Interfaces

On the surface, using a voice interface for search doesn’t seem that different from typing text into a search box.Converting speech to text and vice versa is aAmazon...

Sympoisum on Simplicity in Algorithms, 2019
From My Biased Coin

Sympoisum on Simplicity in Algorithms, 2019

Jeremy Fineman and I are co-chairing the 2019 Symposium on Simplicity in Algorithms, the second year of this new endeavor.  It's nicely co-located with SODA, and...

STOC 2018, Early Reg Deadline
From My Biased Coin

STOC 2018, Early Reg Deadline

Just a reminder that the early registration for STOC 2018 is June 1.  Besides wanting that early registration discount price, you really want to also make your...

Indeed, there are lots of challenges with faceted search in practice.
From The Noisy Channel

Indeed, there are lots of challenges with faceted search in practice.

Indeed, there are lots of challenges with faceted search in practice.With regard to the three problems you raise:1) I agree that faceted search has a way of unlocking...

SIGACT-Related Stuff
From My Biased Coin

SIGACT-Related Stuff

Some SIGACT related-stuff of import:First, there's an election going on!!!  If you're an ACM/SIGACT member, you've probably gotten an e-mail about this, and it's...

Question Answering
From The Noisy Channel

Question Answering

When we talk about search, we have traditionally thought in terms of search results being documents or products. Searchers, however, increasingly think of search...

Introducing the First UA Ambassadors
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Introducing the First UA Ambassadors

By Don Hollander, Secretary General of the UASG The issue of Universal Acceptance of all domain names and all email addresses is well understood by members of the...

Search Results Clustering
From The Noisy Channel

Search Results Clustering

Search queries that express broad intent often return intractably large result sets. We’ve already discussed faceted search as a way to help users narrow theirScatter...

New Papers/Code for MIC and MINE
From My Biased Coin

New Papers/Code for MIC and MINE

Several years ago, I worked on a project where the goal was to try to come up with an "equitable" version of a measure of dependence;  the idea was you could take...

Sublinear Algorithms Workshop
From My Biased Coin

Sublinear Algorithms Workshop

I was asked to post to announce the workshop/bootcamp on Sublinear Algorithms, June 10-13 at MIT.  I plan to be there and possibly talk about some new work. From...

An Ad-Hoc Committee on Sexual Harassment and Related Issues
From My Biased Coin

An Ad-Hoc Committee on Sexual Harassment and Related Issues

The following is from Yuval Rabani, regarding a joint initiative we are moving forward with to establish policies, procedures, and institutions to deal with harassment...

Swedish Summer School
From My Biased Coin

Swedish Summer School

I was asked to post the following notice for the upcoming Swedish Summer School for (theoretical) computer scientists.  I gave some lectures for it a couple ofhttp...

Search Result Snippets
From The Noisy Channel

Search Result Snippets

Search result snippets, also known as query-biased summaries, are the additional context included with each result on the search results page. They are an essential...

Optimizing Learned Bloom Filters
From My Biased Coin

Optimizing Learned Bloom Filters

For the small-ish subset of people out there who care about "learned Bloom filters" (the subject of my last post), I have a small-ish update.  I guess the datafixed...

Report to the ICANN & UASG Community on Recent Activities
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Report to the ICANN & UASG Community on Recent Activities

Download PDF Core messages at ICANN61 The UASG has several core messages that we’re working on during ICANN61: The first is working through our workshop agendas...

Microsoft announcement of EAI in India
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Microsoft announcement of EAI in India

Today, International Mother Language Day, we announced support for EAI in Office 365 and Outlook.com.  We are focusing on Outlook and webmail for now, though we...

Search Results Presentation
From The Noisy Channel

Search Results Presentation

Until now, we’ve mostly focused on query processing — which is to be expected, given that this series is about query understanding. But given that searchers are...

Some Notes on "Learned Bloom Filters"
From My Biased Coin

Some Notes on "Learned Bloom Filters"

About a month ago, a draft paper was put out on arxiv called The Case for Learned Indexed Structures by the people at Google Brain.  The paper has received some...

Great post, and thanks for the shout-out! Excited to read the rest of the series.
From The Noisy Channel

Great post, and thanks for the shout-out! Excited to read the rest of the series.

Great post, and thanks for the shout-out! Excited to read the rest of the series.
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