Open Source
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A Practical Rant about Software Patents

Daniel Tunkelang - March 7, 2011

Given the controversial content of this post, I’d like to remind readers upfront that this post, like all of the contents of this blog, represents my personal…

Business Intelligence
780 views

Reflecting on 2010: Searching for Answers

Daniel Tunkelang - December 31, 2010

Yes, it’s that time of year when we take a moment to reflect on the past year’s accomplishments and muse about what the next year will bring.…

Data Mining
538 views

Giving Thanks as an Information Scientist

Daniel Tunkelang - November 26, 2010

As a first-generation American who is married to a card-carrying Native American, I celebrate Thanksgiving the traditional way: a day of gluttony followed by yummy leftovers. But,…

Business Intelligence
601 views

A Question of User Expectations

Daniel Tunkelang - October 26, 2010

Ideally, a search engine would read the user’s mind. Shy of that, a search engine should provide the user with an efficient process for expressing an information…

Inside Companies
1053 views

LinkedIn Signal = Exploratory Search for Twitter

Daniel Tunkelang - October 2, 2010

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Uncategorized
535 views

Slouching Toward Creepiness: Analyzing Human-Computer Interaction

Daniel Tunkelang - September 7, 2010

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Uncategorized
946 views

Search with Slashtags: Taking Blekko Out for a Spin

Daniel Tunkelang - August 7, 2010

If you’re a search engine junkie like me, you’ve probably heard about Blekko, a search engine that has been percolating for over two years and recently launched…

Data Mining
612 views

Why Questions are Becoming More and More Popular in the Social Realm

Daniel Tunkelang - August 1, 2010

Yahoo! Answers and Answers.com have been around since 2005. (more…)

Predictive Analytics
646 views

Why Can’t We Just Use Prediction Markets?

Daniel Tunkelang - June 9, 2010

Prediction markets were all the rage a few years ago, two of the most notable being the Iowa Electronic Market forecasting electoral results and the now defunct…

Uncategorized
689 views

Are Links A Distraction?

Daniel Tunkelang - May 31, 2010

Eric Andersen called my attention to a post by Nick Carr entitled “Experiments in delinkification“, in which Carr argues that links embedded in text are distracting, and…