Information Retrieval


Google Lens vs. Bixby Vision: Visual Analysis Apps For Easy Web Search

International Business Times

Google Lens was announced at the Google I/O 2017 in May and has been slowly gaining steam since then. The app has the ability to identify songs and now can also recognize objects in a smartphone camera's field of vision. Google seems to have taken a page from Samsung's book -- the feature is pretty similar to the company's Bixby Vision, which was launched in August. Both applications use augmented reality algorithms to detect objects in a smartphone camera's range of vision. However, Samsung's execution of Bixby Vision has been flawed at best.


Improve Your Content Marketing With Machine Learning Tools 7wData

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The internet is loaded with too much content. Whether you're blogging, publishing a video, or sharing an image, you are contributing to the 2.5 quintillion bytes of data that is made everyday! The old method of publishing tons of content isn't as effective as it used to be. Many more are publishing great content nowadays to the point that it's becoming increasingly difficult to be heard over all that digital noise. It's time to blow off that dust and apply a shiny new coat of machine learning polish to your content strategy.


The Cost of Inaction In Business Multilingual Search Engine Optimization

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The high road to building a successful business is to calculate the Cost of Inaction for your company. No matter how beautiful the project or business you have at hand is, apart from maybe the excitement you get from enjoying what you are doing, your return on investment is your biggest motivation. All of the digital marketing strategies like your search engine optimization that involves both local SEO and international SEO that you think about are geared towards increasing profit. Many businesses confuse seo with cold calling and direct sales. SEO boosts your website's online visibility which increases chance for sales.


How Fruit Fly Brains Are Improving Smart Phone Apps

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What do a fruit fly and a search engine have in common? This isn't some weird joke, but a serious line of inquiry by scientists at the Salk Institute and UC San Diego. Search engine algorithms go through great pains to match items you've clicked on or purchased, songs you've listened to, or things searched for, to similar ones. As a result, we constantly need ever faster and more efficient search engines, and so computer scientists must work tirelessly to keep up. They have to constantly tackle what they call "a fundamental machine learning problem: approximate similarity (or nearest-neighbors) search."


Google's Incognito Mode doesn't stop bosses seeing history

Daily Mail

If you think you're safe to watch x-rated content on Incognito Mode at work, think again, according to the Google developer who created it. Bosses can still keep a tab on employees' web searches when they are using the Incognito search, which contrary to popular belief is not actually private. One of the developers has warned whatever you choose to watch is'certainly still visible' to your employee, school or service provider. 'Going incognito doesn't hide your browsing from your employer, your internet service provider, or the websites you visit', the page warns when it opens Far from being a way to watch x-rated content without getting caught, the primary intention of incognito mode is to allow people to share devices without mucking up another user's cookies. For example if a boyfriend is looking for engagement rings and does not want his girlfriend to see, Mr Fisher said.


China's biggest search engine unveils a smart speaker, the first of its AI products to come

Mashable

Google Home and the Amazon Echo have new competition. Baidu, which runs China's most popular search engine, has produced the Raven H, a voice-activated speaker that runs on an artificial intelligence platform. The Raven H is the first product in Baidu's upcoming AI plan, following its acquisition in earlier this year of Beijing-based smart home startup, Raven. 'Humans & machines have been interacting w/ one another for years, but raven H aims to create a world in which this interaction is seamless.' If anything, the new speaker's design looks like none of the competition, and appears to be able to flip up to face the user, when activated.


Quickly teach AI machines to recognize relevant information in text using our NLP editor by tagtog

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Intuitively enrich text: categorize documents and annotate entities (e.g. company products, intents, etc.) or relations (e.g. Use this knowledge to teach machines recognize similar patterns. Do you want to train you own algorithms? Import their predictions, correct them in the editor, and feed them back.


8 Ways to Measure Social with Google Analytics - Search Engine Journal

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The maturity and widespread acceptance of social media marketing, combined with the expectation of being able to track everything in the era of big data, has created a lot of expectations. It has also raised deeper questions about performance. Using Google Analytics, we have the power to go deeper to prove the impact and value of our marketing efforts. We should never start the answer to a question months into a social media campaign with "I think" when we have the capacity to know the impact of digital marketing activities for sure. Google Analytics can be a great source of deeper insights for the social media marketer.


Google's back: It's Firefox's default search engine again, after Mozilla ends Yahoo deal

ZDNet

Video: Firefox Quantum will give you a faster browser but there's a price to pay Almost three years ago to the day, Mozilla switched a decade-long search strategy that placed Google as Firefox's global default search provider and began carving up territories. It signed a deal for Yahoo to be the default for US Firefox users and left Google as the default for the rest of the world, except Russian and China. Now, Mozilla has given Yahoo the shove and reinstated Google as the default for users in the US. The change in the default US search provider came as Mozilla launched Firefox Quantum, version 57, a faster and lighter browser thanks to a major overhaul of the rendering engine, new multi-core support, and more efficient handling of tabs. Mozilla announces end of life for the extended support version of Firefox for Windows XP and Vista.


Information Retrieval Document Search Engine in R

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In this post, we learn about building a basic search engine or document retrieval system using Vector space model. This use case is widely used in information retrieval systems. Given a set of documents and search term(s)/query we need to retrieve relevant documents that are similar to the search query.