Information Retrieval

How Do You Win An Argument? IBM's New AI Has a Formula


Anyone who's spent even a little time on the internet lately may feel like there's a little too much "debate"--much of which descends into ad hominem insults. But this has not deterred IBM from pursuing "Project Debater," which was first tested on the world stage in San Francisco in June. Naturally, when you think of IBM and AI, you think of Watson, the program capable of answering natural-language questions that famously beat human contestants at Jeopardy! in 2011. IBM sees Project Debater as a natural successor to Watson. Both are, in turn, a natural progression from the search engine.

Russian Search Engine Alerts Google to Possible Data Problem

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Yandex spokesman Ilya Grabovsky said Thursday that some Internet users contacted the company Wednesday to say that its public search engine was yielding what looked like personal Google files. Grabovsky said the company has alerted Google.

Amazon Is More Than A Shopping Site. It's A Search Engine Too


NPR-Marist poll finds that almost half of online shoppers go to Amazon first when they look for an item. Other search engines know what customers look for but Amazon knows what they ultimately buy.

Search in Pics: Google ice cream pool, AI powered piano & watching the World Cup - Search Engine Land


Note: By submitting this form, you agree to Third Door Media's terms. In this week's Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have and more. Note: By submitting this form, you agree to Third Door Media's terms. Have something to say about this article?

Doctrine raises $11.6 million for its legal search engine


French startup Doctrine is raising a $11.6 million funding round (€10 million) from existing investors Otium Venture and Xavier Niel. Doctrine is building a search engine for court decisions and other legal texts. This is a key tool if you're a lawyer or you're working in the legal industry in general. There are now a thousand companies using the service. It currently costs around €129 per user per month.

Senzing's Software for Real-Time AI for Entity Resolution to Fight Financial Crime - insideBIGDATA


Senzing, a new artificial intelligence-based (AI) software company, announced its Senzing software product to address the $14.37 billion financial fraud market. Senzing is an IBM spinout that has reinvented entity resolution, which senses who is who in real time across multiple big data sources. Senzing is disrupting the fraud solutions market by offering the first real-time, plug-and-play, AI entity resolution software product for fraud detection, insider threats and more. Now, any company can deploy Senzing to quickly and effectively detect bad actors in their big data. Senzing uses entity-centric learning and other unique techniques to pierce through falsified identities and networks to find criminals.

How Machine Learning in Search Works: Everything You Need to Know


In the world of SEO, it's important to understand the system you're optimizing for. Another crucial areas to understand is machine learning. Now, the term "machine learning" gets thrown around a lot these days. But how does machine learning actually impact search and SEO? This article will explore everything you need to know about how search engines use machine learning.

Best Big Data Analytics & Technology Provider: AlphaSense -


As trading professionals face growing quantities of data sources to perform predictive analytics, finding new ways to efficiently make use of that information and identify critical data points that can drive trading strategies is a challenge. The recipient of this year's Best Big Data Analytics & Technology Provider award is software technology firm AlphaSense, which is on a mission to empower users with greater insights. AlphaSense provides investment and knowledge professionals with a search engine, enabling them to wade through large volumes of data and find information in seconds--instead of hours. Julie Craig, vice president of marketing at AlphaSense, says it aggregates millions of relevant documents and applies intelligent search technology to help customers find critical information almost instantaneously. For the judges, its services are what "make AlphaSense a winner," and they add that "it has its finger on the pulse of (hidden) disclosures."

How To Create Natural Language Semantic Search For Arbitrary Objects With Deep Learning


The power of modern search engines is undeniable: you can summon knowledge from the internet at a moment's notice. There are many situations where search is relegated to strict keyword search, or when the objects aren't text, search may not be available. Furthermore, strict keyword search doesn't allow the user to search semantically, which means information is not as discoverable. Today, we share a reproducible, minimally viable product that illustrates how you can enable semantic search for arbitrary objects! Concretely, we will show you how to create a system that searches python code semantically -- but this approach can be generalized to other entities (such as pictures or sound clips).

Google Has Removed Over 80% of Hacked Sites from Search Results - Search Engine Journal


Google has released new details about about its spam fighting efforts, revealing that more than 80% of hacked sites have been detected and removed from search results. The search giant plans to continue its efforts by working directly with popular content management systems to fight back against those who compromise forums and comment sections with spam. "Last year, we focused a great deal of effort on reducing the impact on users from hacked websites, and were able to detect and remove more than 80 percent of compromised sites from search results. We're also working closely with many providers of popular content management systems like WordPress and Joomla to help them fight spammers that abuse forums and comment sections." Here are some other notable stats from Google's recent announcement.