SEA: Search Engines Amsterdam on December 15

SEA_logoThis edition of SEA is in partnership with FNWI. As usual we will have two talks: one academic and one industry talk, followed by drinks. This Friday, December 15, our industrial speaker is Balaji Chandran: project architect in the Social Technology team of KLM. He will talk about how KLM powered social media operations using bots, AI and machine learning. The academic speaker is Krisztian Balog, who is a full professor at the University of Stavanger where he leads the Information Access & Interaction research group. He will talk about research that aims at assisting users in their work with tables. See for details.

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SEA: Learning from Logged Feedback and Determining Search Terms

SEA_logoThis month SEA will be held on Thursday, March 24 (since Friday, March 25, is a national holiday). We’ll have two talks followed by drinks. Bob Aalsma (SourcingThing) will talk about “Application of Pattern Recognition to Determine Search Terms” and Adith Swaminathan (ILPS-UvA) will talk about “Preferences and Counterfactuals: Learning from Logged Implicit Feedback”. Continue reading

SEA: User Behaviour and Topical Diversity

SEA_logoThe 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