IBM Granted Patent for Pagerank

At the Eleventh International World Wide Web Conference, a poster from John Tomlin, Andrew Tomkins, Jasmine Novak, and Arvind Arasu was presented titled PageRank Computation and the Structure of the Web: Experiments and Algorithms (pdf). The first three authors wrote the paper as IBM employees, and co-author Arvind Arasu is listed on the document as … Read more

Goodbye SES San Jose

I’m packing my bags, to prepare for a flight tonight back to the east coast, after an enjoyable and educational week in San Jose at the Search Engine Strategies Conference. The crew at Search Engine Roundtable, Barry, Ben, Lee, and Chris, have done a great job of providing information about the many sessions held over … Read more

Google as a Recommendation System

I’ll be presenting later today at the Search Engine Strategies at San Jose, and the session I’m talking at involves Search Algorithms and the patents and whitepapers that describe them. My presentation will focus upon Google as a recommendation system. With some fortunate timing, Google had a new patent granted today, which describes how Google … Read more