This 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 https://www.meetup.com/SEA-Search-Engines-Amsterdam/events/243705243/ for details.
This 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
Two more talks are coming up for this month. The usual recipe: one industry speaker, one academic speaker and drinks afterwards. The industry talk will be given by Erik Groeneveld from Seecr and the academic talk will be given by ILPS-er Masrour Zoghi. The titles and abstracts of the talks will be announced soon. Continue reading
Two more talks are coming up for this month: one industry speaker and one academic speaker, drinks afterwards. The industry talk will be given by Damien Lefortier from Criteo. Marcel Worring will give the academic talk. He will talk about multimedia search/representation/visualization. Continue reading
Two more talks are coming up, mark your agenda’s. The usual recipe: one industry speaker, one academic speaker and drinks afterwards. Bouke Huurnink (Sound and Vision) will talk about “Integrating Automatic Annotations in Audiovisual Search”. Ivan Titov (ILLC) will talk about “Learning Shallow Semantics with Little or No Supervision” 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
Friday, July 31, we’ll have our summer edition of SEA with two talks followed by drinks. Antonio Gulli (Elsevier) will talk about “Smart Data and Applications for the Publishing Industry” and Xinyi Li (University of Amsterdam) will talk about “Academic Failures and Struggles: Query Suggestions in Academic Search”. Continue reading