Wednesday, July 16

Globalspec ECIR 2008 Industry Day Presentation online

I finally got around to posting the slides my presentation at ECIR 2008.

The Challenge of Engineering Vertical Search
Topic-specific search engines leverage structure from deep domain knowledge to provide better ranking with more powerful search capability than a general search engine. However, our experience at Globalspec is that realizing this vision is quite difficult. In this talk I will use Globalspec's search systems as a model and outline some of the challenges that make topic-specific search hard. I will also talk briefly about our experiences using open source search technology. Finally, I will explore challenging problems for future research and opportunities for academic-industry collaboration in vertical search.

Better late than never...

1 comment:

  1. Nice presentation. I wonder what are your thoughts on Object-Level Vertical Search http://www-db.cs.wisc.edu/cidr/cidr2007/papers/cidr07p26.pdf

    cheers,

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