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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.

Faceted Search
From The Noisy Channel

Faceted Search

Faceted search is a topic broad enough to deserve its own book. It has become a standard feature of all modern search engines, including open-source platforms like...

I didn’t say it’s illegal for search engines, hiQ, or anyone else to attempt to attempt to index…
From The Noisy Channel

I didn’t say it’s illegal for search engines, hiQ, or anyone else to attempt to attempt to index…

I didn’t say it’s illegal for search engines, hiQ, or anyone else to attempt to attempt to index the LinkedIn public profiles. Quite the opposite.Here’s what I said...

Double-blind, ALENEX
From My Biased Coin

Double-blind, ALENEX

I wanted to point people to a pair of blog posts (Part 1, Part 2) by Suresh Venkatasubramanian at the geomblog discussing the experience of having the ALENEX conference...

Thanks Randy!
From The Noisy Channel

Thanks Randy!

Thanks Randy! And I promise I’ll discuss some of the issues of mobile and voice interfaces in future posts.
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