Entries Tagged as 'Testimonials'

Cornell University Produces More Research on Dynamic Ranked Retrieval

January 18th, 2012

The research team at Cornell University, headed by Professor Thorsten Joachims, has produced another paper relating to Surf Canyon entitled “Structured Learning of Two-Level Dynamic Rankings.” It was presented on October 26, 2011 at CIKM in Glasgow. This paper further explores the concept of “Dynamic Ranked Retrieval” by proposing a two-level dynamic ranking model: For […]

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Presenting at Search Insider Summit

April 18th, 2011

Mark Cramer, CEO of Surf Canyon, has been selected to present at the exclusive Search Insider Summit to be held at the South Sea Island Resort on Captiva Island, Florida from May 4 to 7. The semiannual event is chaired by Gord Hotchkiss, CEO of Enquiro, and “brings the best minds in the search industry […]

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Here we go again!

February 11th, 2011

As the fans of Surf Canyon are already aware, last year we beat out Google, Yahoo! and Bing to win the 2010 About.com Reader’s Choice Award for “Best Search Engine.” For 2011 we are proud to announce that we have been nominated in the category “Best Overall Add-on (Non-security).” The competition, however, is extremely stiff: […]

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My lower intestine is full of Spam, Egg, Spam, Bacon, Spam, Tomatoes, Spam

February 7th, 2011

There has been a bit of discussion recently about how content farms (websites that use low-cost labor to churn out pages of little or mediocre quality) are polluting the results on the major search engines. Blekko, a new search engine that enables users to slash the web, has been among those leading the charge by […]

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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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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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Improving Your Search According to the Universe

August 24th, 2010

Writing for El Universo, one of the largest daily newspapers in Ecuador, Francis Pisani, the highly-respected independent journalist who authors a technology blog for Le Monde, reviewed a number of search technologies in a column entitled “Improving Your Search” and had this to say (translated from Spanish): The most useful is Surf Canyon, which offers […]

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Where Is Search Going? – Search Engine Land Interview with Gordon Hotchkiss

August 6th, 2010

One of the most respected voices in understanding search user behavior, Gordon Hotchkiss is the CEO of Enquiro and a popular keynote speaker at search industry events. His ongoing series on Search Engine Land regarding the future of search has so far included conversations with Bing’s Stefan Weitz, author and CEO of Federated Media John […]

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Citation Número Um

June 18th, 2010

Our research, published by SIGIR in December ’09, has now been cited in an academic work for the first time. In a paper entitled “An Approach to the Customization of Web Search Results,” Professors Dr. Sérgio Roberto Pereira da Silva and Dra. Valéria Delisandra Freltrim from the Universidade Estadual de Maringá make several references to […]

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