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ADAPT:  Designing Activity-Informed Viral Diagnostic Assays
From My Biased Coin

ADAPT: Designing Activity-Informed Viral Diagnostic Assays

I wanted to give a pointer to a new preprint up on bioRxiv on developing diagnostic assays for viruses, by (first author) Hayden Metsky (and others!) out of the...

Putting Users Back In Control
From The Noisy Channel

Putting Users Back In Control

Francis Fukuyama, Barak Richman, and Ashish Goel recently published a piece in Foreign Affairs, which they ambitiously titled “How to Save Democracy From Technology...

TCS Connections Questionnaire
From My Biased Coin

TCS Connections Questionnaire

I wanted to link to a survey that is up entitled Committee on TCS Connections Questionnaire.  They are examining modifying approaches to publishing in the theoretical...

Facets of Faceted Search
From The Noisy Channel

Facets of Faceted Search

Faceted search is a fascinating topic. It’s a standard feature of site search, and one could write an entire book on the subject. In this post, I’ll focus on some...

ICANN69 Highlights Universal Acceptance Initiatives and Global Momentum
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

ICANN69 Highlights Universal Acceptance Initiatives and Global Momentum

During the ICANN69 Virtual Annual General Meeting, the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) hosted three sessions focused on Universal Acceptance (UA). Session...

Expanding on Explore-Exploit
From The Noisy Channel

Expanding on Explore-Exploit

A few years ago, I proposed a non-adversarial ad-supported model: an explore-exploit model, applicable to search engines and feeds, that aligns the interests of...

Support for Email Addresses in Local Languages Grows with Major Tech Companies
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Support for Email Addresses in Local Languages Grows with Major Tech Companies

By Mark Svancarek, Chair, EAI Working GroupMany people around the world are currently excluded from experiencing the full benefits of the Internet simply because...

Making Global Progress Towards an #Internet4All | Universal Acceptance Local Initiatives
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Making Global Progress Towards an #Internet4All | Universal Acceptance Local Initiatives

By Ajay Data, UASG Chair - 29 October 2020 Throughout the year, the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) spearheads global projects that raise awarenessMaking...

Wolf, thank you for these additional points.
From The Noisy Channel

Wolf, thank you for these additional points.

Wolf, thank you for these additional points. I agree that Peter Norvig’s post, while very educational, is a starting point to learn about spelling correction but...

Coffee, Coffee, Coffee!
From The Noisy Channel

Coffee, Coffee, Coffee!

In 1984, Robin Williams starred in Moscow on the Hudson as a Russian saxophonist who decides to defect from the USSR during a shopping trip to a New York department...

Learning from Friction to Improve the Search Experience
From The Noisy Channel

Learning from Friction to Improve the Search Experience

When we design search applications, we aspire to make the user experience frictionless. A search engine should “just work”, enabling searchers to easily express...

Broad Testing Thank You
From My Biased Coin

Broad Testing Thank You

 I have a loose association with the Broad Institute, an institute created so that "complementary expertise of the genomic scientists and the chemical biologists...

Thanks. And sorry that slide was cryptically brief.
From The Noisy Channel

Thanks. And sorry that slide was cryptically brief.

Thanks. And sorry that slide was cryptically brief. What I mean is that spelling correction should not restrict itself to correcting each token separately. Many...

In this case, I’m imagining that the only match of the string “black” against one of the attributes…
From The Noisy Channel

In this case, I’m imagining that the only match of the string “black” against one of the attributes…

In this case, I’m imagining that the only match of the string “black” against one of the attributes is for the “color” attribute. If the string matches multiple...

The typical integration approach I’ve seen is to use a separate query rewriting service that then…
From The Noisy Channel

The typical integration approach I’ve seen is to use a separate query rewriting service that then…

The typical integration approach I’ve seen is to use a separate query rewriting service that then either filter the Solr query to the preferred categories / attributes...

If the results for two queries expressing the same intent are similar, then they should map to…
From The Noisy Channel

If the results for two queries expressing the same intent are similar, then they should map to…

If the results for two queries expressing the same intent are similar, then they should map to similar vectors. If not, then it’s more complicated. You might still...

Indeed, the devil is in the details, But I can tell you that I’ve successfully used this idea to…
From The Noisy Channel

Indeed, the devil is in the details, But I can tell you that I’ve successfully used this idea to…

Indeed, the devil is in the details, But I can tell you that I’ve successfully used this idea to drive lift for my clients, and I recommend exploring it.

As I suggested in the post, you can use the embeddings of result titles for the results searchers…
From The Noisy Channel

As I suggested in the post, you can use the embeddings of result titles for the results searchers…

As I suggested in the post, you can use the embeddings of result titles for the results searchers engage with when they perform the query. I realize that the devil...

You’re Invited to the UA FY21 Action Plan Webinar
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

You’re Invited to the UA FY21 Action Plan Webinar

The Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) will be holding a webinar to discuss the UA Fiscal Year 2021 Action Plan on Thursday, 20 August at 14:00 UTC (time...

I’ve written a few posts that at least touch on voice interfaces:
From The Noisy Channel

I’ve written a few posts that at least touch on voice interfaces:

I’ve written a few posts that at least touch on voice interfaces: Query Understanding and Voice Interfaces Why Voice isn’t Selling…Yet Query Understanding and Chatbots...
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