Entries from October 2010

Citation in Cornell University Ph.D. Dissertation

October 30th, 2010

“New Learning Frameworks for Information Retrieval” is the title of Yisong Yue’s January 2011 Ph.D. dissertation at Cornell University. (Professor Thorsten Joachims, his Ph.D. adviser, flatteringly reviewed Surf Canyon in the past.) While the thesis generally “proposes principled approaches to formalize the learning problems for information retrieval, with an eye towards developing a united learning […]

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UCD Paper on Recommender System Approach to Enhance Web Search

October 18th, 2010

At the 19th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (AICS 2008), researchers from the School of Computer Science and Informatics at the University College Dublin, Ireland, published a fascinating research paper entitled “A recommender system approach to enhance web search and query formulation.” They begin by observing that “the traditional search interface has […]

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“Fully Dynamic” Search on TechCrunch

October 12th, 2010

Alexia Tsotsis at TechCrunch has posted an article about the new “Fully Dynamic” search being offered by Surf Canyon. As users know, Surf Canyon has been making search dynamic for some time. Recently, however, with the launch of Instant, Google has also started to make search dynamic. As explained by Mark Cramer, CEO of Surf […]

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Pick of the Week on France24

October 7th, 2010

Francis Pisani, the highly-esteemed independent journalist who authors a technology blog for Le Monde and who also recently reviewed Surf Canyon for El Universo, chose to select Surf Canyon as the “Pick of the Week” for the France24 program Technophile, which was recorded in both English and French. The portion about Surf Canyon begins at […]

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Search as a Conversation – Second Part of Search Engine Land Interview with Gordon Hotchkiss

October 1st, 2010

Search Engine Land posted the second part of Gordon Hotchkiss’ interview with Mark Cramer, CEO of Surf Canyon, entitled “Search As Conversation.” The first part of the interview, posted on August 6th, focused primarily on Surf Canyon’s product and technology. The second part also includes a broader discussion about the industry as a whole and […]

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