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June 30, 2005

It’s time for another round-up on CNet of what Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and others have been up to recently.
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The June 2005 issue of the ACM SIGKDD Explorations is a special issue on Natural Language Processing and Text Mining. Read full text at http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigkdd/explorations/issue.php?issue=current Text Mining and Natural Language Processing Introduction for the Special Issue Anne Kao, Steve Poteet Mining Knowledge from Text Using Information Extraction Raymond J. Mooney, Razvan Bunescu Instance Filtering for Entity Recognition Alfio Massimiliano Gliozzo, Claudio Giuliano, Raffaella [...]
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June 2, 2005

Yahoo has released a new search service called Mindset that classifies sites as being either commercial or non-commercial, with which they mean informational. The commercial pages are such that want to sell you something. Each page is given a score between -2 and 2 with 0 being a pages that is “balanced”, whatever they mean [...]
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May 16, 2005

Microsoft has made their experimental web search result clustering available at the MSN Beta site. It is very unimpressive as of now with very poor presentation of the results compared to, e.g., Vivisimo, but perhaps they can improve it in the future. Also, it only works in Internet Explorer.
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Microsoft has released a new version of their desktop search. It now runs on Windows 2003 without special tricks and supports a lot of iFilters. A quick glance seemed indicated that they are at least as capable as the new Google desktop search that was released recently.
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May 12, 2005

We’ve written about IntelliSeek’s BlogPulse here before. There is a now a new and improved version that tracks 10.8m blogs growing with 47k per day. Over 400k entries are added each day. They track popular links, people and phrases as before in the blogoshere.
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May 7, 2005

Position Title: Research Scientist Location: Seattle, WA Description: Be part of a mature company conducting artificial intelligence research and development. Work cooperatively to conduct and apply cutting edge research, write research proposals, architect and design systems, direct small teams of developers and participate in implementation, testing and integration. Stottler Henke’s Seattle Office specializes in developing [...]
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May 5, 2005

Fortune has an interesting inside look at Microsoft’s problems in trying to beat Google in the search game.
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April 21, 2005

Job title: Research Engineer Location: San Diego, California Description: You will work with a small team of scientists creating innovative solutions to customer problems. These new solutions often form the basis of new or improved products in the Kofax family. Responsibilities include implementing and designing algorithms for natural language and image processing (e.g. classification, extraction), prototype system development, [...]
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April 13, 2005

Not long after their last price reduction, Google has again reduced the prices on their appliances. This is interested since it clearly shows where the market is going, and fast. Now you can index 100k documents for $3k, a price reduction down to a third. The higher-end boxes now start at $30k for 500k documents [...]
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April 9, 2005

Our favourite analogy is the title of an article in ComputerWorld. It’s about desktop search and in this case the author prefers X1.
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