UNESCO Free Text Searching

Although it is not a new architecture, for those interested in having a hands-on experience setting up and running an … More

New Terrier Update

Early this year, students of my graduate course (Search Engines Architecture) used Terrier, an experimental search engine, in their lab … More

IR Quiz: Searching

Here is a great quiz for IR students (2 points each). Explain and give example for the following ways of … More

SSN Myths

From time to time we hear of some urban legends and myths in connection with social security numbers (SSNs). One … More

More SSNs Compromised

As mentioned in recent posts, the current issue of IRW features an article covering incidents where social security numbers (SSNs) … More

More on IRW

The current issue of IRW also covers: Henry Freiser’s Pointer Function for visualizing all real roots of a polynomial. Vanevar … More

Search Engines and SSNs

┬áIn the current issue of IRW we explain why facilitating social security numbers (SSNs) online is an enabling crime; one … More