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  1. Yandex's Sibir Reverse Image Search Technology is Pure Awesome

    Yandex users will now have access to reverse image search, "Sibir," which is the Russian word for Siberia and also based on the acronym CBIR, which stands for "content-based image retrieval. For example, when it comes to social networking or a...

  2. Facebook on Graph Search Posts Index: 700 TB of Data & 100+ Ranking Factors

    Their search engine, Unicorn, is an inverted index framework with capabilities including index building and data retrieval; raw data is converted and separated into two parts to work within it. However, these variations makes it difficult to sort...

  3. Google Crisis Response: From Search Engine to Information Provider

    The work of this small, relatively unknown, team is indicative of the future of information retrieval on connected devices and their journey illustrates why search must continually evolve. From Search Engine to Information Provider

  4. Note to FTC: Google Satisfies Information Needs Way More Than Shopping Needs

    “Picture the communications future: every home linked via cable TV, push‐button phone, and video cassette to virtually every information retrieval bank in the country; every citizen able to efficiently get an answer to every question, a solution...

  5. Search vs. Social: The 50 Shades of Gray in Online Information Retrieval

    This assumption characterizes user information retrieval behaviors as black and white when in reality they are many shades of gray. While our sample size of 100 won't win any academic research awards, it should give us a sense of a user’s online...

  6. A Facebook Search Engine to Rival Google? Users Dislike That Idea [Survey]

    However, Facebook has yet to show any public interest in crawling and indexing the entire web with a traditional information retrieval search engine. A new survey finds 48 percent of respondents dislike the idea of Facebook launching its own search...