Monday, May 10

OpenLibrary relaunch, LSH on MapReduce, and WWW Inferring User Intent Tutorial

A couple quick links from late last week to share.

OpenLibrary Relaunch- A redesigned OpenLibrary website was launched last week, designed by Caterina Flake. The new site is like Wikipedia meets a Library catalog. See their blog for details.

LikeLike - An implementation of LSH written for Hadoop. There isn't much documentation on how it is parallelizing the computation.

Inferring Web Searcher Intent Tutorial - The slides from Eugene Agichtein's WWW 2010 tutorial are now available. The first part of the tutorial provides an overview of user task and behaviour models. The second part focuses on utilizing implicit feedback from clicks and other interaction activity.