Christina's LIS Rant

in Geneva. This is the ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval. Besides the academic types, this huge conference pulls a lot from the search engine industry and there’s a lot of interesting stuff.

The twitter tag is #sigir2010 and there’s some bloggy coverage. (heh, today’s keynote – is the Cranfield paradigm outdated – um, yes, if it was ever dated!). Danield Tunkelang is blogging (I think he’s at Google now). A search on Google blog search yields a few more.


  1. #1 Art
    July 21, 2010

    Completely off topic, but the term ‘information retrieval’ always reminds me of a scene from the movie Brazil where information retrieval involved a dentist chair, leather binding, and a guy in a scary doll mask doing mean and painful things to someone.

  2. #2 Christina Pikas
    July 21, 2010

    yeah, librarians only resort to that when natural language searching fails 😉

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