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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:

idf.social/invites

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 IDF.social.

"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 ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ with main focus on Information Retrieval ๐Ÿ“„

Also interested in Data Science / Big Data ๐Ÿ’พ

In the previous millennium :mastodon: a PhD on Multimedia Databases ๐ŸŽฅ (Yes that was a respectable research topic once upon a time pre-birdsite!)

is my academic home.

Entrepreneur: co-founder of (spinque.com)

IDF.social admin.

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

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

See also:
timelessfuture.com/phd

What if we had a virtual assistant that we could truly trust and knows everything about us?

Almond: the 1st federated virtual assistant. Ada Lovelace Lecture by Monica Lam (Stanford University)

Nice story of the how and why of the German library scene Mastodon instance came about:

openbiblio.social/about/more

Can go into my list of examples where Mastodon/ActivityPub builds a social network of communities, a natural evolution from the ("old-fashioned") social network of individuals.

Others include idf.social for IR researchers worldwide, mastodon.utwente.nl for everyone affiliated somehow to University of Twente, personal instances, etc. etc.

So what is #DataScience *right now*? Show more

Interesting in reproducibility? Participate in the Open-Source IR Replicability Challenge (OSIRRC 2019), a workshop at @sigir2019! osirrc2019.github.io

These criteria did not consider today's reality: crazy ppl trying to broadcast inhumane content.

In defense of FB and other tech giants:

If a crazy guy wants to release some crazy documents (A/V or other sequences of bytes), there is not much one can do to avoid that data going out there.

The design criteria of the internet were exactly that: no actor should be able to stop the network from functioning, i.e., distributing information over the network; even if central nodes would be taken down.

The full book 'Mobile Information Retrieval' by Crestani et al, is now available for free here -> arxiv.org/pdf/1902.01790.pdf - Thanks to @maliannejadi@twitter.com for letting us know. It's full of info on contextual search and current research relevant to mobile first indexing

"The Hottest Chat App for Teens Is โ€ฆ Google Docs" by Taylor Lorenz theatlantic.com/technology/arc

Side note: how does Taylor Lorenz figure all this stuff out? Does she hang out with high-school kids? Does she have kids herself, and do their classmates warily regard them as snitches who might spill their secrets to adults who read The Atlantic?

Congrats to Hosein Azarbonyad on successfully defending your PhD thesis!

(You looked so great I could not resist taking a photo during the laudatio! Soon it's Mostafa's turn ๐Ÿ˜‰)

See also
twitter.com/mdr/status/1088332

Congrats to Hosein Azarbonyad on successfully defending your PhD thesis!

(You looked so great I could not resist taking a photo during the laudatio! Soon it's Mostafa's turn ๐Ÿ˜‰)

See also
twitter.com/mdr/status/1088332

In which I took OpenAI's 117-million parameter neural network and retrained it to write character bios for Dungeons and Dragons
aiweirdness.com/post/183471928

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Mastodon

The "unofficial" Information Retrieval Mastodon Instance.

Goal: Make idf.social 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.