I am a postdoctoral researcher at ILPS, University of Amsterdam. My research revolves around mining social media, tracking content, and predicting user behavior. My interests lie in the field of Information Retrieval, and query modeling, but also in predictive analytics, and recommender systems (with a touch of Physics whenever possible).
Monthly Archives: September 2009
Peter Norvig in his spelling checker example explains training language models in plain English:
Next we train a probability model, which is a fancy way of saying we count how many times each word occurs, using the function train.
Manos Tsagkias, Wouter Weerkamp, and Maarten de Rijke published work on predicting the volume of comments on online News Stories at CIKM 2009, held in Hong Kong, between 2 and 6 November.
We looked at 7 online Dutch news agents, and … Continue reading