We have recently launched the Bifurcation Diagrams Explorer. This is a tool for examining the behavior of low dimensional nonlinear dynamical systems.
Well, what does that have anything to do with information retrieval (IR)?
If you are an IR guy at the intersection of nonlinear dynamics, you already probably know that bifurcation diagrams are relevant to:
- Google search inefficiencies and that popular sites are like attractors on the Web.
- The growth and evolution of spatial networks can be modeled with bifurcation diagrams.
So the implications to social media, search, and data mining are there, if you can grasp the relevant research out there.
I wonder how long it will take for pseudo-scientific marketers/seos to prey on that, as they tried in the past with LSI/LSA, LDA, Vector Theory, and few other IR topics.