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Beyond Search

by Stephen E. Arnold

Last Build Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:15:29 +0000


Progress: From Selling NLP to Providing NLP Services

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:15:29 +0000

Years ago, Progress Software owned an NLP system. I recall conversations with natural language processing wizards from Easy Ask. Larry Harris developed a natural language system in 1999 or 2000. Progress purchased EasyAsk in 2005 if memory serves. I interviewed Craig Bassin in 2010 as part of my Search Wizards Speak series. The recollection I […]

Cricket More Popular Than Koran

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:13:43 +0000

In the West, we tend to think that Islamic countries spend all waking hours of the day praying, reading the Koran, and doing other religious-based activities.  We forget that these people are just as human as the rest of the world and have a genuine interest in other things, like sports.  While not the most […]

Big Shock: Social Media Algorithms Are Not Your Friend

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:11:17 +0000

One of Facebook’s founding fathers, Sean Parker, has done a surprising about-face on the online platform that earned him billions of dollars. Parker has begun speaking out against social media and the hidden machinery that keeps people interested. We learned more from a recent Axios story, “Sean Parker Unloads on Facebook ‘Exploiting’ Human Psychology.” According […]

Cloud Computing Resources: Cost Analysis for Machine Learning

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:54:24 +0000

Information about the cost of performing a specific task in a cloud computing set up can be tough to get. Reliable cross platform, apples-to-apples cost analyses are even more difficult to obtain. A tip of the hat to the author of “Machine Learning Benchmarks: Hardware Providers.” The article includes some useful data about the costs […]

Twitter Changes API Offerings and Invites Trouble

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:13:26 +0000

Twitter has beefed up its API offerings to users, but it comes with an increasing price tag. While that is not a huge issue for many people, it will invite some problem if not played properly. We discovered this interesting change in a recent Venture Beat piece, “Twitter’s New Premium APIs Give Developers Access to […]

Personalizing a Chromebook Search Takes Some Elbow Grease

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:11:38 +0000

Chromebooks are a great laptop and cost a fraction of the price of an Apple or a Microsoft PC.  There is a learning curve for new users to Chromebooks, because they lack the familiar PC and Apple interfaces.  With a little elbow grease, however, and research any Chromebook user can become an expert.  The Verge […]

Google and Amping the Pressure in the Ad Fire Hose

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:13:03 +0000

Screen real estate for mobile devices is limited. The number of queries on desktop boat anchor computers has flat lined, even for “real” researchers. What’s the fix? A partial answer may appear in “Improving Search and Discovery on Google.” I learned from the write up: More related searches. Google helps a busy person consider alternative […]

Some Think the Time Has Come for Government Regulation of Social Media

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:13:51 +0000

In this era of fake news and data hacking, some people think it’s time for the government to step in and help. As the stakes get higher, commentators think that we can no longer police ourselves on the internet. This thought was brought up in a recent Bill Moyers piece, “The Facebook Inside Facebook.” According […]

Neural Network Revamps Search for Research

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:11:14 +0000

Research is a pain, especially when you have to slog through millions of results to find specific and accurate results.  It takes time and lot of reading, but neural networks could cut down on the investigation phase.  The Economist wrote a new article about how AI will benefit research: “A Better Way To Search Through […]

Editorial Excitement: Will Facebook and Google Struggle with Social Responsibility

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:03:07 +0000

I noted three interesting news items. Both cast high profile companies as arbiters of social responsibility. The first item is “Facebook Is Banning Women for Calling Men Scum.” The main idea is that those who use the phrase “men are scum” can be banned from Facebook. Seems simple. Phrase identification, phrase look up, phrase on […]