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.
We're excited to announce Matomo 4 has launched! 🎉🚀🥳
THANK YOU to our team, community and contributors for making this possible!
Matomo 4 comes with greater security, more privacy protection, and a powerful new page performance feature!
Hey guys, what's up
I am conducting an anonymous survey for my MSc dissertation on the barriers to uptake of alternative social media platforms. If you're interested, please click the link below. Your input would be much appreciated!
Just about 200 ppl attending Martin Kersten's CWI Lectures workshop, basically the goodbye CWI workshop (upon "virtual" retirement).
Now Anastasia Alaimaki talking about "real-time intelligence", stating that "preparation kills discovery" (i.e., getting the ETL right only works for questions that you already know how to answer).
Five reasons to use Mojeek:
1️⃣ The only privacy-oriented Web search engine 🌎 🕷 🕸
2️⃣ The only English-language Web search engine that’s not based in Russia or USA 🇷🇺 🇺🇸
3️⃣ One gatekeeper for the Web is harmful 🕵️♂️ 🏰
4️⃣ Green data centre and shared values investors 🌍 🤑
5️⃣ We don’t track you but we do want to interact 📊 👂
We put together a Scientometrics special issue on Scholarly literature mining with information retrieval and natural language processing, which is available now. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11192-020-03763-4
Mozilla Punts Servo Web Engine Development To The Linux Foundation - Phoronix
We were one of 84 TREC 2020
participants - this year, in the News track only. Incredible portfolio of test collections since 1992!
TREC is not a competition, but I'm still proud on ranking 2nd in background linking, with the MSc thesis work by Pepijn Boers. Using graphs to represent documents instead of bag-of-words, a highly original approach that can be developed further.
In today's November Blog Update:
- RK3566 announced as one of our next generation platforms
- #PinebookPro Docking Deck
- #Pinecil on sale within the next month
- Enough other announcements to write a novel about... luckily Lukasz already did that for me. :)
We had a nice BIRDS 2020 workshop at SIGIR 2020 this summer and now the proceedings are finally online - http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2741/.
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.