Past seminars at the Faculty of Informatics

Relevance Challenges at Bing

The Faculty of Informatics is pleased to announce a seminar given by Milad Shokouhi

DATE: Wednesday November 11th, 2009
PLACE: USI Università della Svizzera italiana, room SI-006, Informatics building (Via G. Buffi 13)
TIME: 15.30

In this talk, we describe some of the relevance challenges we faced at Bing, and explain the strategies we took to resolve them. We provide a few examples of the application of query logs for classifying the queries and improving the relevance.
We also discuss some of the shortcomings of typical web search evaluation measures, and suggest alternative click-based metrics that can be used instead.

Milad Shokouhi is an applied researcher working for Bing at Microsoft Research Cambridge. Before joining Microsoft in 2007, he did his PhD on "Federated search" under the upervision of Justin Zobel at RMIT university in Melbourne Australia. His main research interests are: federated search, web search evaluation and query expansion.

HOST: Prof. Fabio Crestani