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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:

Funkwhale is looking for new maintainers

Funkwhale is continuing looking for new maintainers.Who is intresting in becoming new maintainer for Funkwhale?

A blog article above is written by @funkwhale .

Amazon vs Elastic:

Doesn't look too good for Elastic...

(Oh well, it's just a layer on Lucene anyways.)

[CFP] Workshop on Self-Supervised Learning for the Web at the Web Conference 2021


Listening to all new releases on Friday is impossible on Friday!

Interesting how much that varies through the week.

What a nice project @cloudspeakers !

80% of the songs on my Spotify release radar today were OLD NEWS thanks to your list!

RDP at home, or "how to operate the Linux desktop playing an HD movie via HDMI on tele (in Firefox of course) from the Windows laptop", or pause/play without leaving your couch.

A manual for GNOME remote desktop (server) on FC33 (including a temporary workaround for missing UI and more):

Mouse-only so far (Wayland...).

#Google starts to lock out non-official Chrome builds like #Chromium. The #web is a cricual infrastructure these days and as such we need independent browsers and rendering engines!

If you care about the free and open web you shouldn't use Chrome based browsers.

Thread with more details:

@chris komen toch geregeld lekkere sounds langs hoor zo!!

Neem bv die samenwerking Rone & Georgia:

Was ik zelf niet snel op uitgekomen maar klinkt lekker.

BIR@ECIR2021 - 2nd CfP and deadline extensions - 11th International Workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval

4 PhD and 3 PostDoc positions available at MediaFutures Research Centre @ University of Bergen


The Vices and Robin Kester favs so far. Sophie the best art project on stage.


... It draws on inspiration from luscious 70s pop with touches of the dream-pop of Beach House, the otherworldly ethereal qualities of artists such as Weyes Blood and Sufjan Stevens and a nod to the chamber-pop of Cate Le Bon. 2/2

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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.