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Interview “VN De Oplossers”

Over summer, an article in which I featured appeared in the Vrij Nederland (Dutch weekly magazine). The article is part of a series in which scientist are asked for solutions to a given problem. I was interviewed on how we can avoid the Google’s of our world to become too powerful.

If you read Dutch, you can find the full article here: https://www.vn.nl/de-oplossers-14/.

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Faster self-learning search engine through UvA algorithm

This article describes my work and was written by my colleagues David Graus and Marlies van der Wees (thanks!). It was posted on the uva.nl website on 4 November 2014.

How does Google know which search results to display? There are many algorithms that generate search results, but which one works best? Professor Maarten de Rijke of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has headed the development of a new method for quickly comparing large numbers of search algorithms by examining the results users click on. The search engine learns quickly and continuously from user input, enabling it to determine which algorithms produce the best results.