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Q&A: The Networker
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Q&A: The Networker

Jon Kleinberg talks about algorithms, information flow, and the connections between Web search and social networks.

Face the Inevitable, Embrace Parallelism
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Face the Inevitable, Embrace Parallelism

Hardware, software, and applications must all evolve in anticipation of the proliferation of parallelism.

Computing: The Fourth Great Domain of Science
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Computing: The Fourth Great Domain of Science

Computing is as fundamental as the physical, life, and social sciences.

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How Wolfram Alpha Could Change Software

The upstart "computational knowledge engine" claims its results are original works, raising important questions about software and intellectual property.

Viewpoint: Time For Computer Science to Grow Up
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Viewpoint: Time For Computer Science to Grow Up

As the computer science field has evolved, so should the methods for disseminating computing research results.

Bill Gates Offers the World a Physics Lesson
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Bill Gates Offers the World a Physics Lesson

It's been a year since Bill Gates left full-time work at Microsoft, but he's found plenty to keep him busy. In between trying to eradicate polio, tame malaria,Microsoft...

Bill Gates Offers the World a Physics Lesson
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Bill Gates Offers the World a Physics Lesson

It's been a year since Bill Gates left full-time work at Microsoft, but he's found plenty to keep him busy. In between trying to eradicate polio, tame malaria,Microsoft...

Bing, the Imitator, Often Goes Google One Better
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Bing, the Imitator, Often Goes Google One Better

For the last 15 years, Microsoft's master business plan seems to have been, "Wait until somebody else has a hit. Then copy it." The list of commercial hits/Microsoft...

Open, Closed, or Clopen Access?
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Open, Closed, or Clopen Access?

A frequent question I hear about Communications, and about ACM publishing in general, involves its access model. I am asked: "Why don't you adopt the open-access...

Google and the Evolution of Search: What's Next in Search? Much, Much Better Search
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Google and the Evolution of Search: What's Next in Search? Much, Much Better Search

For many years, Google, on its Explanation of Our Search Results page, claimed that "a site's ranking in Google's search results is automatically determined by...

Google and the Evolution of Search: What's Next in Search? Much, Much Better Search
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Google and the Evolution of Search: What's Next in Search? Much, Much Better Search

For many years, Google, on its Explanation of Our Search Results page, claimed that "a site's ranking in Google's search results is automatically determined by...

Google and the Evolution of Search: Cheating the System
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Google and the Evolution of Search: Cheating the System

In the second of three interviews with members of the Google team responsible for overseeing search algorithms at the company, Google software engineer Matt Cutts...

Google and the Evolution of Search: Cheating the System
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Google and the Evolution of Search: Cheating the System

In the second of three interviews with members of the Google team responsible for overseeing search algorithms at the company, Google software engineer Matt Cutts...

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Google and the Evolution of Search: Human Evaluators

Google has acknowledged that its search results are no longer solely and automatically determined by the company's vaunted algorithms. Indeed, sources say the company...

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Google and the Evolution of Search: Human Evaluators

Google has acknowledged that its search results are no longer solely and automatically determined by the company's vaunted algorithms. Indeed, sources say the company...

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Flaws in Web's Much-Touted Wolframalpha

When a free Web service called WolframAlpha launches in the coming days, the public will get to try a "computational knowledge engine" that has had technology insiders...

An Interview with Jon Kleinberg
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An Interview with Jon Kleinberg

Jon Kleinberg tallied a long list of awards and achievements before being named recipient of the 2008 ACM – Infosys Foundation Award in the Computer Sciences at...

An Interview with Jon Kleinberg
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An Interview with Jon Kleinberg

Jon Kleinberg tallied a long list of awards and achievements before being named recipient of the 2008 ACM – Infosys Foundation Award in the Computer Sciences at...

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Enterprise Search Needs Better Metadata

Today's workers are used to "Googling" queries and getting results quickly and accurately. However, while searching at work, these same workers often find it difficult...

Wikiscanner Creator Virgil Griffith
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Wikiscanner Creator Virgil Griffith

California Institute of Technology doctoral candidate in computation and neural systems Virgil Griffith created WikiScanner, software that reveals who has made...
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