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Title: Programmable Search
Dr. Sriram Raghavan, IBM India Research Lab, Bangalore
Date & Time: December 1, 2010 11:00
Venue: Conference Room, 01st Floor, C Block, Kanwal Rekhi Building
Abstract:
In contrast with the radical advances in Web search over the last several years, search over enterprise intranets has remained a difficult and largely unsolved problem. In this talk, I will describe the journey of our research group into the realities, complexities, and challenges of large-scale enterprise search. Based on our work with the IBM intranet, I will motivate the need for search systems to be designed expressly to enable search quality management -- the task of customizing and configuring search systems to ensure high quality search results even as content, queries, and users change dramatically over time. I will describe a search paradigm, known as programmable search, that is designed specifically with search quality management in mind. Finally, I will end with a summary of our initial theoretical results in formally modeling a programmable search system.
Speaker Profile:
Sriram Raghavan is currently a senior researcher at IBM's India Research Lab (IRL) in Bangalore. Prior to joining IRL, Sriram was the manager of the Search and Analytics research group at IBM's Almaden Research Center, driving research and technology transfer in the areas of enterprise search and information extraction. Sriram is an alum of the Indian Institute of Technology (Madras) and Stanford University.
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