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Teaching An Old Dog A New Trick | Chris Kamphuis
Chris Kamphuis (at RU) reproduced the techniques from our (CWI) IR on DB paper on the Robust collection, using Anserini as preprocessing pipeline. First in a (planned) series of blog posts that revisit advantages of a DB backend to realize IR ranking. So, more to come!!
Today's Dilbert strip is just brilliant 😂
"The Simulated World": https://dilbert.com/strip/2019-03-03
The ‘Fairness and Transparency, towards responsible data science’ symposium on 5 March, from 13.00 to 17.00 in Leiden has free entry. Please register in advance at:
Food for thought: deep work, or, is email making professors stupid.
Student survey data from a large public university in Australia shows bias against women and teachers with non-English speaking backgrounds.
Our paper "The reach of commercially motivated junk news on Facebook"
attracked some media attention today: (in Dutch) https://www.nu.nl/internet/5701454/universiteit-leiden-miljoenen-nederlanders-hebben-pulpnieuws-gedeeld.html
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.