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\textit{idf} = - \log \frac{n_t}{N}

and... everyone else!

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Dear all,

For now, I will keep the site closed for registrations; but everyone can independently invite people to join using the following link to generate an invite:

If you know someone who wants to join this instance, then please do give them an invite!

Consider the instance open for those who know anyone on

"Sense of community" and an initial seed of some 40 IR researchers should be enough to keep those spammers out of here and still grow the club!

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Computer scientist πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« with main focus on Information Retrieval πŸ“„

Also interested in Data Science / Big Data πŸ’Ύ

In the previous millennium :mastodon: a PhD on Multimedia Databases πŸŽ₯ (Yes that was a respectable research topic once upon a time pre-birdsite!)

is my academic home.

Entrepreneur: co-founder of ( admin.

Loves indie music: follow me at @arjenpdevries if you are interested in gigs, events, etc.

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Inaugural toots on using a photo of lunch with Nick Belkin after attending the now Dr. Hugo Huurdeman defense.

See also:

covid booster NL 

ECIR’23: Final call for Full Papers (due Sep 30/Oct 7)

RT @iScienceLuvr
Today, @OpenAI announced Whisper, an automatic speech recognition model. Plus, they released it open-source!

Blog post β†’
Research paper β†’
Open-source code and models β†’

Quick thread about it (1/10) ↓

Is Google Analytics illegal?

Yes, said Austrian, French and Italian Data Protection Authorities and today the Danish DPA agreed! πŸ‡©πŸ‡°

Exciting times to be a European, privacy-first web analytics project πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί

I am pretty sure they ( are not present here, so I will just re-toot what they put out yesterday:

"Just started a job in the Netherlands? 'A beginner's guide to Dutch academia' helps you find your way around the academic system. The new and revised online edition serves as an introduction to Dutch research and higher education. #oaj2022"

[Edited: this has the full link, not just a bitly]
#Dutch #Academia #Guide #

Ook op Radboud denkt men na over het zgn "activity based working"; helaas vooral gedreven door ruimtegebrek en een misplaatst idee van bezuiniging op huisvestingskosten. Ik ben hier erg op tegen, en verzamel materiaal voor onderbouwing van onze visie bij informatica dat ABW niet past bij onze academische functieprofielen.

Een misplaatste column van top management op andere universiteiten lijkt goede munitie.



Wie helpt mij? Ik ben op zoek naar de column van UvA decaan Agneta Fischer van dit voorjaar, "Nadenken op een eigen werkkamer is verleden tijd". Was het satire? Wil ze echt iedereen de werkkamer ontnemen? Is de motivatie puur het kostenplaatje of is er toch ergens diep een visie op wetenschap (beter resultaat zonder nadenken, de overwinning van de empirie, open review van studentenwerk en promoties, Etc etc)?


US seems to (finally) follow Europe's example in requiring open access publication of all government funded research.

Agreed - somehow ppl have decided that a low acceptance rate indicates quality, and that attitude should change. Good points countering "not novel" and "obvious" as criteria, we should not use those indeed.

Sometimes I wish everyone could read Dutch. Great column on the Finnish president and hatred against successful women (maar in het Nederlands):

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The "unofficial" Information Retrieval Mastodon Instance.

Goal: Make a viable and valuable social space for anyone working in Information Retrieval and related scientific research.

Everyone welcome but expect some level of geekiness on the instance and federated timelines.