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ACM TOIS paper “A comparative analysis of interleaving methods for aggregated search” online

Our ACM Transactions on Information Systems paper called “A comparative analysis of interleaving methods for aggregated search” by Aleksandr Chuklin, Anne Schuth, Ke Zhou and Maarten de Rijke is available now.

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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.

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CIKM’14 full paper accepted

Our paper “Multileaved Comparisons for Fast Online Evaluation” by Anne Schuth, Floor Sietsma, Shimon Whiteson, Damien Lefortier and Maarten de Rijke was accepted as a full paper at CIKM’14.

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SIGIR’14 Short Paper Accepted

Our paper “Evaluating Intuitiveness of Vertical-Aware Click Models” with Aleksandr Chuklin, Ke Zhou, Anne Schuth, Floor Sietsma, and Maarten de Rijke was accepted as a short paper at SIGIR 2014.

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Research in Moscow

My old sovjet buildingOne week ago, I took off from Amsterdam to settle in Moscow for 3.5 months. I was going to be a research intern at Yandex, the Russian search engine and a major player in international search engine land.

It was a good thing I printed a map with the location of my apartment, the taxi driver had no clue where to go when I told him my address. But after about spending the best part of an hour in a traffic jam where he could study my map, we did find my building among thousands of very similar buildings. It turned out that I was going to spend my time in the rambling old Soviet building in the picture here on the left!

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Grotere universiteit is daarom nog niet beter

Dit artikel is op 3 januari gepubliceerd in dagblad Trouw, een aangepaste versie verscheen op deFusie.
Door Sicco de Knecht en Anne Schuth

Groot, groter, grootst, het zijn de termen die politiek en bestuurlijk Nederland lijken te domineren de afgelopen jaren. Haagse politici dringen aan op grotere gemeentes, superprovincies en ook universiteiten moeten intensiever gaan samenwerken. De werkvloer echter antwoordt met een roep om inhoudelijke aandacht voor de praktijk, en ziet steeds minder vaak heil in grootschalige projecten.

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ECIR’14 full paper accepted

Our paper “Optimizing Base Rankers Using Clicks: A Case Study using BM25” with Anne Schuth,  Floor Sietsma, Shimon Whiteson, and Maarten de Rijke was accepted as a full paper at ECIR 2014.

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ECIR’14 short paper accepted

Our paper “E?ects of Position Bias on Click-Based Recommender Evaluation” with Katja Hofmann, Anne Schuth,  Alejandro Bellogin, and Maarten de Rijke was accepted as a short paper at ECIR 2014.

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Lerot: an Online Learning to Rank Framework

Our demo “Lerot: an Online Learning to Rank Framework” with Katja Hofmann, Shimon Whiteson and Maarten de Rijke was accepted for publication at the Living Labs for Information Retrieval Evaluation workshop at CIKM’13.
You can download Lerot from Bitbucket.

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CIKM’13 paper accepted

Our paper “Evaluating Aggregated Search Using Interleaving” with Aleksandr Chuklin, Katja Hofmann, Pavel Serdyukov and Maarten de Rijke was accepted for publication as full paper in CIKM’13. I will present the paper on Tuesday afternoon.