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Total Recall — A Future of PIM

September 20, 2009

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The people behind MyLifeBits project, Gordon Bell and Jim Gammel, just published a book ‘Total Recall’ on their effort of creating digitized version of their memory (e-Memory as they call it). Their main point is that most people can (and will) keep almost complete record of what they see, hear and experience and this will […]

CIKM 2009 Interesting Papers

September 7, 2009

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Another coverage on CIKM 2009. Here are the list of papers that drew my attention, regarding structured document retrieval, query modeling and search personalization. I tried to link the PDF version of each paper  whenever possible. Among new topics, Characterizing and Predicting Search Engine Switching Behavior by Ryen White and Susan Dumais seemed most interesting, […]

CIKM 2009 Statistics of Titles and Institutions

September 3, 2009

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CIKM 2009 (The 18th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management) will be an interesting venue for combining researchers in DB, IR and KM fields. As a IR researcher whose interest spans over structured document retrieval and personal information(knowledge) management, this is possibly the most relevant conference. I got the following word statistics from paper […]

Book Review – Personal Information Management (1)

September 2, 2009

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If you’re looking for a overview of current status of PIM research, the book titled ‘Personal Information Management’ by William Jones and Jaime Teevan is definitely the best (and maybe only) choice. I have known William Jones and his PIM research group in UW for a long time and they have pioneered the research efforts […]

Retrieval Experiments in Pseudo-desktop Collections

September 2, 2009

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My paper ‘Retrieval Experiments in Pseudo-desktop Collections’ (co-authored with my advisor Bruce Croft) will be presented in CIKM2009. It is about a new model of desktop search research, where we introduced ‘pseudo-desktop’ — a simulated desktop collection composed of automatically gathered documents and generated queries. The method to validate generated collection is suggested as well. […]