Wednesday, July 23

Google Knol: It's MY article, not yours!

Google Knol launches a platform to create Wikipedia-like articles, see the official Google blog entry.

However, there is a major difference from Wikipedia:
The key principle behind Knol is authorship. Every knol will have an author (or group of authors) who put their name behind their content. It's their knol, their voice, their opinion. We expect that there will be multiple knols on the same subject, and we think that is good... People can submit comments, rate, or write a review of a knol.

News from SIGIR 08: Kai Fu Lee keynote and first slides

SIGIR is happening this week in Singapore and I have to admit, I'm jealous of the attendees. I can't attend this year, and I've been waiting for coverage. There fantastic pictures and stories about the incredible food I'm missing on the SIGIR 08 Singapore Traveler blog. However, a few stories are trickling out:

Greg's coverage of Kai-Fu Lee's keynote on Google China.

Jon's posted his slides from his presentation:


I'm going to be taking a long weekend for vacation with the family. I will see you Sunday or Monday. Hopefully there will be more coverage when I return!

Yahoo!'s Peter Mika on Semantic Search

A recent article on Semantic Search by Yahoo! researcher Peter Mika, a key member of Yahoo!'s SearchMonkey team.

Via the Yahoo! search blog: Paving the way to Semantic Search.