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Enterprise Search has a very bright future!

Last updated (Comments): 10 July 2013 On the 30th May 2013, I attended the Findability Day 2013 ( organized by Findwise ( The gathering of about 200 participants took place in Central Stockholm (Odenplan) in a sunny day, in bright and spacious conference rooms, and in friendly and laid-off atmosphere. The event – “the biggest event on search and findability in Northern Europe”, as the subtitle says – was free of charge (only registration was required) and was sponsored by Google and Splunk. I will not give a complete debrief of the Findability Day 2013 in this post. Martin White has summarized the highlights in his blog (, and Olof Belfrage describes in more details the presentations in a post ( published on Findwise blog. In this post I would like to summarize a … Read entire article »

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Presentation: How Emotional Are Users’ Needs? Emotion in Query Logs

According to recent IR research, searchers’ behaviour is not only limited to traditional informational, navigational and transactional needs. A novel hypothesis is that the seeking behaviour is driven by emotion. These experiments are part of SearchInFocus, a study centred on search. How Emotional Are Users’ Needs? Emotion in Query Logs from Marina Santini … Read entire article »

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Report: Language in the Digital Age – META-NORD National Workshop

Report: Language in the Digital Age – META-NORD National Workshop by Marina Santini Held in Stockholm, Sweden, 23 Nov 2012 Download program and presentations here. I was very happy to attend the workshop “Language in the Digital Age” last week in Stockholm. It was informative and inspring. The workshop’s venue – Stacken at Nalen’s (a building from the end of XIX century) – is a fascinating example of architectonic re-use. Stacken (literally meaning “The Stack”, but probably a nickname to refer to the boxing ring) was the former boxing gym of the still existing Narva Boxningsklubb. Now Stacken is an cosy conference/banquet room decorated with four thin columns that add status and elegance to events ( The speakers and the audience (about 50 people) represented a wide range of interests, from the linguistic needs of the … Read entire article »

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SearchInFocus: Exploratory Study on Query Logs and Actionable Intelligence

Exploratory Query-log Analysis Workshop Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CEST) Lund, Sweden Organized by Findwise at the Fourth Swedish Language Technology Conference, October 24-26, 2012, Lund. For more information: SLTC 2012. Worshop Description Query logs have been the focus of mostly academic workshops and conferences. At the same time, with the upsurge in high quality search and user-interaction solutions in the enterprise world, companies have a ready access to (very often) large amount of log data. This data, however, whose core is often natural language queries, remains largely unexplored and neglected. The aim of this workshop is to show best practices and standards, new trends, potentials and techniques in order to analyze, draw conclusions, utilize and benefit from the data. The workshop is meant as a forum where people … Read entire article »

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