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 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!
Computer scientist 👨🏫 with main focus on Information Retrieval 📄
Also interested in Data Science / Big Data 💾
In the previous millennium a PhD on Multimedia Databases 🎥 (Yes that was a respectable research topic once upon a time pre-birdsite!)
#sigir is my academic home.
Entrepreneur: co-founder of #spinque (spinque.com)
Knowledge frees humanity.
Thank you, corpus of Visual Metaphores!
Inaugural toots on idf.social using a photo of lunch with Nick Belkin after attending the now Dr. Hugo Huurdeman defense.
Amazon’s search results are full of ads ‘unlawfully deceiving’ consumers - https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/12/08/amazon-search-results-ftc-complaint/
Server Hardware Super-Cycle 2022, Software Developers Outlook - https://unum.am/post/2021-12-07-supercycle/
Search results diversification for effective fair ranking in academic search http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10791-021-09399-z
A Sensitivity Analysis of the MSMARCO Passage Collection. (arXiv:2112.03396v1 [cs.IR]) http://arxiv.org/abs/2112.03396
URGENT: Starting Dec. 1st, Russian ISPs have started blocking access to Tor. We've also learned that Roskomnadzor, the Russian gov't responsible for censorship, intends to block http://torproject.org.
We need your help NOW to fight censorship!
Check it out!
The well-known Dutch museum of "Beeld en Geluid" (Sound & Vision) is experimenting with offering of their extensive historic video collection via @peertube
Here's the main museum website: https://www.beeldengeluid.nl/en
It is wonderful to see more and more open museums and other institutions explore open technologies such as #Peertube
I birdsided the announcement with a CC to the museum: https://twitter.com/humane_tech_now/status/1468481657623793669
By someone special!
(IR friends will know)
https://isitbandcampfriday.com/ 12h more!
Today it’s the 50th anniversary of Project Gutenberg.
If you’re unfamiliar with it: it’s a vast collection of freely available ebooks.
Harde binnenkomer van Ilyaz Nasrullah: "De rot in mijn vakgebied, de informatica, tast de hele samenleving aan."
Yep, we can proudly announce the Codeberg Pages Server v2, now available to the public.
It comes with custom domains (!), serving from your different branches, repos and more.
Check it out at https://codeberg.page/ 💙
The Zeta Alpha blog post are really helpful: The TL;DR of the 10 best NeurIPS 2021 papers
The FBI produced this nice chart comparing what kinds of privacy leaks the various messaging apps have.
Alice and Eve exhibition: women in computing.
TheoretiCS, a new diamond-open-access journal in all areas of theoretical computer science: https://theoretics.episciences.org/
It is being run as an overlay of arXiv, through the Episciences platform for such overlays, with Javier Esparza and Uri Zwick as editors-in-chief and a large and distinguished editorial board.
Indie music 🎸
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.