Entries Tagged as 'Personalization'

Real-time Contextualized Search – It is What We Do

March 7th, 2014

When doing something that has never been done before (as we do), it can be challenging to describe it using familiar terminology in a way that doesn’t create confusion while still conveying the newness of the idea. Large companies are sometimes capable of creating new terminology that is then adopted by others, but this can […]

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Tags: - Top Posts - · Contextualization · Discovery · Personalization · Recommendations

Improving Search for Etsy

February 14th, 2014

Anyone familiar with Etsy knows that it is a fantastic website for finding handmade and vintage items, and a wonderful resource for gift-giving. Now, thanks to their search API and Rank Dynamics’s dynamic ranking technology, there is an improved, more conversational, way to search through the millions of items for sale on Etsy. Click over […]

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Tags: Demonstration · Personalization · Recommendations

Mention in University of Cambridge / Microsoft Paper on Personalization

February 1st, 2013

This paper, entitled “Personalizing Web Search using Long Term Browsing History,” was submitted to WSDM in 2011, but only recently came to our attention. The authors, Nicolaas Matthijs from the University of Cambridge and Filip Radlinski from Microsoft, write about “a user interest profile using users’ complete browsing behavior,” but we thank them for taking […]

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Tags: Personalization · Research

Presentation at Bay Area Search Meetup

January 21st, 2013

Mark Cramer, CEO of Surf Canyon, has been honored with an invitation to present Dynamic Ranked Retrieval at the next Bay Area Search Meetup. Anyone near the offices of eBay in San Jose on Wednesday, January 23rd, at 6:30pm, and who would like to attend, should click over to the Meetup website. Here is an […]

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Tags: Announcements · Demonstration · Personalization · Presentations

The Future of Search: The Emerging Power of Real-time Personalized Search – July 13th Webinar with comScore

June 30th, 2010

On July 13th, Mark Cramer, CEO of Surf Canyon, will join Eli Goodman, comScore Search Evangelist, for a webinar discussion on the future of search and real-time personalization. To get an idea of the format, comScore offers a library of previous webinars. Here is a copy of the webinar invitation that comScore sent out this […]

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Tags: Announcements · Personalization · Presentations

Geek Talk with HuoMah SEO Blog

February 22nd, 2010

Mark Cramer, CEO of Surf Canyon, recently had the pleasure of a technical discussion regarding real-time search personalization with David Harry, an SEO Expert and author of the very popular HuoMah SEO Blog. David has this to say about Surf Canyon: “I recently had the extreme pleasure of meeting the gang at SurfCanyon, one VERY […]

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Tags: Media · Personalization · Testimonials

“Search User Interfaces” Mention

July 13th, 2009

Marti Hearst, Professor in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley, who previously appraised Surf Canyon in a Technology Review article, recently released her new book, Search User Interfaces. In her sweeping review of the state of the art of search interface design, based on both academic research and deployment in commercial […]

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Tags: Announcements · Media · Personalization · Testimonials

v2.0.5 – Badda Bing!

June 4th, 2009

The big news with v2.0.5, released this morning, is integration with Microsoft’s shiny new search engine, Bing! Only launched on Monday of this week, Bing is very impressive and has been receiving wonderful reviews. Now, only a few days later, thanks to the latest version of Surf Canyon’s glowingly-reviewed, award-winning application, it’s even better: Real-time […]

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Tags: Announcements · Personalization

v2.0.4 – Further Refinements

April 30th, 2009

v2.0.4 introduces top of page Refinements. Additionally, the Categories introduced with v1.1.4 have also been relabeled Refinements. Refinements are suggested query reformulations based on your query and Surf Canyon’s real-time model of your inferred intent. In a sense, Refinements are personalized reformulations targeted to your “at the moment” information need. Furthermore, these links will send […]

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Tags: Announcements · Media · Personalization · Reformulation · Testimonials

Happy Birthday to Us!

February 19th, 2009

Surf Canyon has been around since April of 2006, however, it was one year ago today that we launched our application to some very flattering reviews. Since then, there have been a number of exciting achievements during our first year: Over 500 thousand people benefited from our search technology Over 80 million queries on Google, […]

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