Published in PLOS ONE:
"The reach of commercially motivated junk news on Facebook" by Peter Burger, Soeradj Kanhai, Alexander Pleijter, and Suzan Verberne
I believe conferences should have a "telepresence chair". #CHI is getting there (and I expect them to)
Of 18 algorithms presented at top-level conferences only 7 could be reproduced with reasonable effort. 6 can often be outperformed with comparably simple heuristic. The last did not consistently outperform a well-tuned non-neural linear ranking method. https://arxiv.org/abs/1907.06902
Krisztian Balog's attempt to do fully transparent movie recommendation. Very interesting and original research:
Donna Harman's "Information Retrieval: The early years" can be downloaded for free until 17 July.
#2173 "Trained a Neural Net"
It also works for anything you teach someone else to do. "Oh yeah, I trained a pair of neural nets, Emily and Kevin, to respond to support tickets."
Call for journal papers: Our Special Issue on “Bibliometrics and Information Retrieval” to appear in the Scientometrics journal w/ Guillaume Cabanac and Philipp Mayr as Guest Editors. Deadline 📝: end of September 2019 #scientometrics #IR https://sites.google.com/view/scientometrics-si2019-bir
Donna Harman, "Information Retrieval: The Early Years", Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval: Vol. 13: No. 5, pp 425-577. Free copies available until July 17. https://www.nowpublishers.com/article/Details/INR-065
Congrats, @jantrienes, on graduating cum laude on de-identification of Dutch medical records.
Most of you may have seen this already but just in case:
Looking forward to our continued and intensivised collaboration on all things search! (That, and many gigs in Merleyn.)
Everything you know about word2vec is wrong, or how the paper lied - https://github.com/bollu/bollu.github.io#everything-you-know-about-word2vec-is-wrong
Amazing Machine Learning teaching materials from Stanford:
See also github:
Our BIR big sister BIRNDL awaits your submissions. Deadline coming soon (May 15)!
#LimeSurvey is a free open alternative to Google Forms.
They've just joined the Fediverse, you can follow them here:
You can find out more about LimeSurvey on their official website:
It's free of charge for people who want to self-host it, and there's also a paid service for people who want managed hosting instead.
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.