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IDF.social is your home if you know:

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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:

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 👨‍🏫 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 (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

Jaap Kamps from his ivory tower: Neural reranking is like using a T-Ford for most of the traveling, and a Ferrari for the last mile... Goal: Ferrari all the way; Means: make models sparse.

Coached Conversational Preference Elicitation: A Case Study in Understanding Movie Preferences

Filip Radlinski, Krisztian Balog, Bill Byrne, Karthik Krishnamoorthi

aclweb.org/anthology/W19-5941/

Nice story about Noble laureate Simon, modularity and watch making.

medium.com/@holden/simons-watc

Some day I may manage to recollect how this came by in a discussion on coversational search...

I guess you have to choose!

Google Begins Testing Extension Manifest V3 Which Kills Adblockers. If you're still not using Firefox, now's the time to start. bleepingcomputer.com/news/soft

Greetings from Dagstuhl Conversational Search workshop!

People who like graphs, here is the recent spike of activity thanks to India discovering Mastodon in the context of the last 6 months of mastodon.social

New tab in Firefox browser this morning had this little message at the bottom: "Blink182 is one of the most common passwords that has been hacked. If that's your password, you now have TWO reasons to change it." I think that's reason enough to use Firefox.

Too many researchers out there to keep up with the flow! Reviewing for ECIR, WWW and CHIIR while checking EMNLP and CIKM streams and still having a stack to be read from SIGIR even!

Exciting new feature: Date and Segment Comparison!

By being able to compare time periods and segments, you get a clearer picture of discrepancies and changes.

This means you can make actionable, informed decisions faster.

matomo.org/blog/2019/10/date-a

Beyond word embeddings: learning entity and concept representations from large scale knowledge bases link.springer.com/10.1007/s107

@mbajur you ok? Haven't heard from you in ages, and no updates on Prismo in several months!

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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.