Here, you also find the information for the group experiment of this afternoon.
Faegheh Hasibi @fhasibi presenting the lecture on Entity Oriented Search now.
Morning program included Claudia Hauff on Learning to Rank and other Machine learning for #IR, and Hinda Haned on FAT* related topics such as algorithmic bias.
15 fully-funded PhD Positions on Domain-Specific Search (EU Marie Curie Action project)
I am hiring for project 6 and 7, addressing transparency and explainability in legal search.
We're hiring a PhD Candidate for Transfer Learning for Federated Search!
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.
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.