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Date 7-4-2008
Time 11:00
Room/Location Sala Conferenze al DiISI - 3 piano
Title Social Web Search
Speaker Prof. Filippo Menczer
Affiliation Lagrange Senior Fellow, Complex Networks Lab, ISI Foundation, Torino and Departments of Informatics
Link https://www.disi.unige.it/index.php?eventsandseminars/seminars
Abstract This talk will present two research projects under way in the Network and agents Network (NaN), which study ways of leveraging online social behavior for better Web search. GiveALink.org is a social bookmarking site where users donate their personal bookmarks. A search and recommendation engine is built from a similarity network derived from the hierarchical structure of bookmarks, aggregated across users. Sixearch.org is a distributed Web search engine based on an adaptive peer network. By learning about each other, peers can route queries through the network to efficiently reach knowledgeable nodes. The resulting peer network structures itself as a small world that uncovers semantic communities and outperforms centralized search engines.
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