Published in PLOS ONE:

"The reach of commercially motivated junk news on Facebook" by Peter Burger, Soeradj Kanhai, Alexander Pleijter, and Suzan Verberne
journals.plos.org/plosone/arti

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I believe conferences should have a "telepresence chair". is getting there (and I expect them to)

chi2019.acm.org/for-attendees/

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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. arxiv.org/abs/1907.06902

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Krisztian Balog's attempt to do fully transparent movie recommendation. Very interesting and original research:

doi.org/10.1145/3331184.333121

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Donna Harman's "Information Retrieval: The early years" can be downloaded for free until 17 July.

nowpublishers.com/article/Deta

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#2173 "Trained a Neural Net" 

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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 sites.google.com/view/scientom

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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. nowpublishers.com/article/Deta

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Most of you may have seen this already but just in case:

Very very good news, @djoerd aka @hiemstra has been appointed Full Professor of Federated Search at Radboud University.

Looking forward to our continued and intensivised collaboration on all things search! (That, and many gigs in Merleyn.)

Press release:
ru.nl/english/news-agenda/news

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computer science is the most relevant discipline in the modern humanities

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#LimeSurvey is a free open alternative to Google Forms.

They've just joined the Fediverse, you can follow them here:

@LimeSurvey

You can find out more about LimeSurvey on their official website:

limesurvey.org

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.

#GoogleForms #DeleteGoogle

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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.