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U-reka helps city councilors of the city of Utrecht and their staff members find relevant information easily and quickly.

Want to try yourself (in Dutch):
cloud.spinque.com/gemeenteutre

Read more about the launch (and a small competition demonstrating the search power even for new council members) in the blog:
spinque.com/u-reka/

The customer case gives more detailed info, about the solution and, especially, the search design process to get there:
spinque.com/city-of-utrecht/

CLEF-2020 CodiEsp: Clinical Case Coding Shared Task (eHealth CLEF 2020) temu.bsc.es/codiesp

I signed the petition to allow remote paper & poster presentations at scientific conferences, in particular machine learning and data science conferences.

change.org/p/organizers-of-dat

Wacom tablets send info about your apps to Google Analytics (!)

robertheaton.com/2020/02/05/wa

Great post to learn how to detect software misbehaving like this with wireshark and a proxy suite.

Inspired by @arjen for a great song to start the weekend:
From 2017 Chastity Belt, according to their Bandcamp bio: a real band:
chastity-belt.bandcamp.com/tra

I just published my PhD thesis "Constructions as Linguistic Bridges" on my homepage at proycon.anaproy.nl/post/colibr, feel free to ask difficult questions in preparation for the upcoming defence!

Here’s how we recommend using this tool to not only “clear” the off-Facebook activity already linked with your account, but also to prevent it from happening in the future. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/01/how-

It turns out that Google is now using Chrome to track its users(!)

DNT: 1

magiclasso.co/insights/hey-goo

New arXiv preprint: Simplifying activity-on-edge graphs, with Daniel Frishberg and Elham Havvaei, arxiv.org/abs/2002.01610

It's on graphs whose vertices represent project milestones and edges represent either tasks or ordering constraints between milestones. I already wrote a blog post 11011110.github.io/blog/2019/0 on simplification rules for these graphs, but now we can prove that these rules produce an optimal equivalent graph in polynomial time.

A lot of NN accuracy seems memoization of training data. This work helps understand what's going on.

die-partei.social/@hackernews/

@privacyint

After 'winning' the Big Brother awards of Bits of Freedom, SyRI (System for Risk Indication) is now ruled unlawful. Article 8 (on privacy) of the European Convention of Human Rights has overruled the lawful basis for SyRI.

Judgement: "The fair balance criterion of the ECHR is not met."

And: The lawful basis for using SyRI is not transparent enough, and does not allow for adequate monitoring.

English article:
privacyinternational.org/news-

Court:
rechtspraak.nl/Organisatie-en-

The Ethical Design Handbook is out!

Featuring insights from the great @laura, @aral and more…


ethicaldesignhandbook.com

💚

Pelosi tactics, seemingly copied from Trump, seem to work well: what did Trump say? Nobody remembers.

Tit-for-tat also works best in simulations of repeated prisoners dilemma; perhaps more politicians should follow that strategy.

Time to re-read Naomi Klein on resisting Trump:
theguardian.com/books/2017/jun

Yuval Noah Harari in one hour interview by Adriaan van Dis. Well worth watching!

bnnvara.nl/dewerelddraaitdoor/

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Mastodon

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.