Analytics
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Book Review: Information is Beautiful by David McCandless

matthewhurst - December 30, 2013

Information is Beautiful is a thought provoking labour of love by one of the first true data journalists, David McCandless. It is a simply structured collection of…

Metric-Driven Agile for Big Data
Analytics
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Analytics
882 views

Metric-Driven Agile for Big Data

matthewhurst - April 22, 2013

Working in Bing Local Search brings together a number of interesting challenges. Working in Bing Local Search brings together a number of interesting challenges.Firstly, we are in…

Uncategorized
871 views

O Knowledge Graph, Where Art Thou?

matthewhurst - February 12, 2013

The web search community, in recent months and years, has heard quite a bit about the 'knowledge graph.' The basic concept is reasonably straightforward: instead of a…

Data Visualization
724 views

Google’s Year in Local Search

matthewhurst - December 15, 2012

At the beginning of the year, Google's results page for looked like this: At the beginning of the year, Google's results page for looked like this:Note: the…

New Products
703 views

How Apple’s Local and Mapping Investment Will Lead to Web Search

matthewhurst - September 29, 2012

[I work at Microsoft where I work on projects that drive data quality in our local search experiences on Bing and other clients.] [I work at Microsoft…

Business Intelligence
848 views

5 Hidden Skills for Big Data Scientists

matthewhurst - May 28, 2012

Here are five hidden skills for big data scientists: 1. Be Clear:  Is Your Problem Really A Big Data Problem? (more…)

Collaborative Data
744 views

Google+ Is Like 401K For Search

matthewhurst - February 1, 2012

I'm trying to figure out which camera to go for: the GoPro or the Contour. When I search on Google for help in finding some way to…

Analytics
656 views

Did Web Search Kill Artificial Intelligence?

matthewhurst - January 16, 2012

The most commonly referenced definition of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is probably the Turing Test which avoids the tricky questions like 'what is intelligence' or 'what does it mean…

Social Data
1171 views

Farewell To BlogPulse

matthewhurst - January 14, 2012

Today, according to the announcement on the BlogPulse homepage, is the day that Neilsen will shutter the longstanding blog analysis and search site. BlogPulse was originally envisioned…

Collaborative Data
925 views

Bing Has The Answer

matthewhurst - January 7, 2012

Initially, web search engines were restricted to returning results which were simple pointers to web pages. Modern search engines often include an 'answer' on the first page.…