An example of the challenge in current search vs natural language processing:
What football games are on tomorrow?
I want to know: NFL vs soccer; TV schedule and channels; tomorrow is 10/30/2011; I am in PDT and would like to know TV listings in my local time; sorting by favorite team and/or team nearest to my current location.
Tested on G and bing. Bing result included a Yahoo answers result in top 5 that had the right answer, but: I just wanted the answer, not a list of search results; the ‘answer’ was crowdsourced/turked; the resulting web page will be out of date for the ‘tomorrow’ question in < 12 hrs.
Could Siri do this? Can IBM'd Watson do it.
What if this is possible via a new answer engine? What happens to billions of value in b-models that are search and search-results dependent?
The 3.8 one on 10/20 doesn’t really count, I was in Boston. But that’s where we start this map of earthquakes I’ve experienced here in Oakland, CA.
Last Updated: 11/5
great session in SF yesterday with these folks and ppl from the Google Analytics team. Web Analytics Blog by BAM! Google Certified Partner.
A very long report I should really read this week. Here’s why I’m probably not going to read the whole thing: It’s chopped into multiple pages to make it more manageable, but there isn’t a single-page view. The printer-friendly version just changes the styles of the current page, it doesn’t allow you to print the whole thing.
I wouldn’t print it anyway, I’d take the singe page view and add it to Instapaper where I could read it while commuting and such. There is a PDF of the full report, but the future of news isn’t just high-dpi big slates of glass (or paper).
Still fighting the page metaphor of information display.
Whoa, it’s nice to learn something new… (Thanks Lauren!)
There’s got to be an easier way … bookmarklet sends current url to web service which launches a pop-up window like WordPress “Press This.” Service presents default options for shortening service and analytics campaign code. User selects [Twitter|Facebook|LinkedIn] chooses correct GACT code, submits. Service shortens via bit.ly api adding in google analytics tracking code and displays the shortened url selected in a form field (like v.gd). User copies via cmd-c or ctrl-c, clicks close button on pop-up window (which closed pop up window and opens new window loading [Twitter|Facebook|LinkedIn].