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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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...

I’m hardly an expert on legal IR. But here are a few pointers:
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I’m hardly an expert on legal IR. But here are a few pointers:

I’m hardly an expert on legal IR. But here are a few pointers: Passage retrieval in legal texts [PDF] Passage Retrieval Starting from Patent Claims A Clef-Ip 2013...

I can only offer high-level guidance in a comment thread.
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I can only offer high-level guidance in a comment thread.

I can only offer high-level guidance in a comment thread. But it sounds like you might benefit from collecting trigrams as well as bigrams. If mug tree stands are...

I discuss it a bit in this post: https://queryunderstanding.com/query-expansion-2d68d47cf9c8
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I discuss it a bit in this post: https://queryunderstanding.com/query-expansion-2d68d47cf9c8

I discuss it a bit in this post: https://queryunderstanding.com/query-expansion-2d68d47cf9c8

Broad and Ambiguous Search Queries
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Broad and Ambiguous Search Queries

A typical approach for processing search queries is to retrieve a set of matching documents and then rank them with a relevance scoring function. This simple approach...

Premature Optimization is (Still) the Root of All Evil
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Premature Optimization is (Still) the Root of All Evil

A lesson that we software engineers learn early in our careers is that “premature optimization is the root of all evil.” This gem of advice from the inimitableDonald...

UASG Salutes Don Hollander for His Contributions
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

UASG Salutes Don Hollander for His Contributions

The Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) announced today that Don Hollander is retiring from his position as Secretary General at the end of May. Don is a...
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