On Friday 18 September 2015, 14:00-15:00, room C1.112, Hylke Buisman (Google, Zurich, Switzerland) will give a talk entitled “Natural Language Understanding with the Knowledge Graph”. Abstract: In this talk I will give an overview of the work at Google on Natural Language Understanding using Google’s Knowledge Graph. Continue reading
On Friday 18 September 2015, 16:00-17:00, room C1.112, Claudia Hauff, TU Delft, will give a talk entitled “Searching & Learning”. Abstract: Learning to search and searching as learning are two distinct but related activities users are busy with every day. In this talk I will first present our findings on how to aid users in learning how to formulate better queries Continue reading
The last Friday of September, we’ll start again with a new season of Search Engines Amsterdam (SEA). We will have two talks followed by drinks. Andreas Brückner (SDL Fredhopper) will talk about “Search behavior in e-commerce search” and Hosein Azarbonyad (ILPS) will talk about “Measuring Topical Diversity of Text Documents Using Parsimonious Topic Models”. Continue reading
Kees Halvemaan joins ILPS to work on the parliamentary search engine search.politicalmashup.nl. He works one day a week in the office of Isaac and Lars. He will focus on collecting data from new countries, linking search results across parliaments, and creating richer analytic and exploratory functionality.
Thorsten Joachims from Cornell University is visiting ILPS for 1 year. Two of his PhD students will join him shortly. Thorsten Joachims is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and in the Department of Information Science at Cornell University. He joined the department in 2001 after finishing his Ph. D. as a student of Prof. Morik at the AI-unit of the University of Dortmund, from where he also received a Diplom in Computer Science in 1997. Between 2000 and 2001 he worked as a PostDoc at the GMD in the Knowledge Discovery Team of the Institute for Autonomous Intelligent Systems. From 1994 to 1996 he spent one and a half years at Carnegie Mellon University as a visiting scholar of Prof. Tom Mitchell. Thorsten Joachims is an ACM Fellow, AAAI Fellow, and Humboldt Fellow.