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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 👨‍🏫 with main focus on Information Retrieval 📄

Also interested in Data Science / Big Data 💾

In the previous millennium :mastodon: a PhD on Multimedia Databases 🎥 (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:

Where To Buy GNU+Linux #Preinstalled Computers

Sharing is very appreciated.

Dell :ubuntu: 🇺🇸

Entroware :ubuntu: :mate: 🇬🇧

Lenovo :ubuntu: :fedora: 🇨🇳

FSF :fsf: 🇺🇸 🇪🇺 :trisquel:

Purism :purism: :qubes: 🇺🇸

System76 :ubuntu: :popos: 🇺🇸

Curated List of #GNU #Linux Preloaded PCs :gnu: :linux:

#Computer #FreeSoftware

Print an access_log with indicator chart bars under each request line to show the size of the data transfer using log() to keep things "in control".
awk -v cols=$(tput cols) '{e=int(log($10)*5); print("\x1b[42m" substr($0, 1, e) "\x1b[0m" substr($0, e+1) )}' access_log | less -SR

'reclame is de kunstmest van het consumptie-kapitalisme'

Dertien argumenten tegen reclame - VPRO Tegenlicht - VPRO

Interesting: IndexNow is an open standard by Microsoft and Yandex that lets sites push updates to a search index when the site changed.

Pushing code to GitHub and having GitHub Actions build it on Windows is easier than writing code on Windows.

Siteimprove Analytics is another Google Analytics alternative that is used by several Dutch municipalities.

International Tell Someone You Love That Excel Is Not The Right Medium For Forms Day

The 4th Research Report of the @Wikimedia Research team is out! An an overview of the team's latest developments, that highlights existing and new work, introduces new staff, and details new collaborations, considerations and trends to watch.

First CfP: ACM SIGIR 2022: The 45th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval

Exposing Query Identification for Search Transparency. (arXiv:2110.07701v1 [cs.IR])

pro-tip: if you ever get a link that you don't trust, add a "+" to the end of the URL so you can be taken to the info page instead

e.g.: ->

What are the effects of Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? Sebastian Schultheiß tried to find out:

This year's Nobel laureate in physics Giorgio Parisi decided to use his platform to criticize governments' mission to increase GDP at all costs, "an objective that is in profound contrast with the arrest of climate change".


Afhankelijkheid kranten van Big Tech is wel degelijk een probleem
Media Journalisten geloven dat ze niet beïnvloed worden door techgiganten. Maar dat komt vooral omdat ze niet op de juiste plek kijken, schrijft Linda Duits.

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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.