This is an amazing research: Latent Simplex Position Model: High Dimensional Multi-view Clusteringwith Uncertainty Quantification, by Prof. Leo Duan from Department of Statistics University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Microsoft Cortana miner is available now at
Find resources relevant to Microsoft Cortana personal assistant. Access Cortana commands, hacks, news, and more. Recrawl results and build your own curated collection about Cortana.
The Azure miner is available now at
It can help you to find Microsoft Azure public resources, news, and more. Recrawling search result pages allows you to build your own curated collection. Be productive with the Azure miner.
In addition, the news section includes relevant search, blog, and community channels.
Happy Azure day! 🙂
Quantum Computing is a new miner, available now at
Find resources relevant to quantum computing, searches, retrieval, and information assurance.
Access from introductory to advanced research papers and how-to articles. This 2017, move beyond classic IR and computing stuff and forward to new research paradigms like quantum information retrieval, quantum searches, quantputers, and their implications to encryption and information security.
During the last 20 years, quantum computing has mature and is now in the fast lane.
We already have quantum computers, quantum programming languages, and quantum pagerank algorithms. We even have quantum hackers and crackers.
So university computer science departments may want to start embracing quantum-oriented research projects and affine technologies. Same goes for private companies and marketing research companies.
So the challenge for this 2017 and upcoming years is…
“To bit, or not to bit, that is the qubit:”
That Quantum Computing and Searching is the next Information Security (IS) and Information Retrieval (IR) frontier is more than clear. According to Phys.org and quote
“The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is officially asking the public for help heading off a looming threat to information security: quantum computers, which could potentially break the encryption codes used to protect privacy in digital systems. NIST is requesting methods and strategies from the world’s cryptographers, with the deadline less than a year away.”
Read more at:
Now that Quantum Computers and Quantum Searches are at a corner near you, the implications are many: from search marketing to search apps, from social grids, to quantum PCs, from big challenges to big data, from quantum retrieval to mind retrieval: The sky is the limit. Back in 2013 we mentioned quantum searches in the context of XOR/XNOR searches.
A miner on quantum searches will soon be available at http://www.minerazzi.com. In the meantime, see some useful links below:
This is a new tool, available at
Now you can easily convert numbers, from one to many number bases, or encode text with this one-to-many (O2M) mapping tool. A nice implementation of our O2M algorithm. Just input a value and press the Enter key.
The tool supports the most common base62 implementations out there, allowing users to convert from base2 to base62. Many applications are possible.
If you really want to understand the effectiveness of SEO from a scientific standpoint, read Search Engine Optimization: What Drives Organic Traffic to Retail Sites? from Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Volume 25, Number 1, Spring 2016, 6–31
I know. The piece is a bit old by Internet standards, but the more one reads it the more one learn. Baye, De Los Santos, & Wildenbeest have done a great research publishing their findings. The study was sponsored by Google, a few years ago.
It is still very relevant to search marketers and prospective clients.
My favorite piece from their findings is this:
“While previous literature has focused on the role of sponsored links in consumer searches, Michael R. Baye, Babur De los Santos, and Matthijs R. Wildenbeest are the first to explain the drivers of organic (natural) clicks to improve search engine optimization (SEO). In this interview, the authors discuss why investing heavily in brand equity, instead of exclusively on search rankings, is crucial for a retailer’s SEO strategy. ”
“We also point out that investments that improve site quality and consumer awareness (and more broadly, that enhance an online retailer’s brand equity) are likely to have spillover benefits in other channels that are not accounted for in this or other studies of organic and sponsored search. These benefits include increases in clicks through other online channels (such as price comparison sites), increases in the number of direct visits to a retailer’s website, increases in visits through navigational searches at search engines, and increases in traffic at the retailer’s physical stores. These considerations–coupled with the fact that position is a zero-sum game and thus a retailer is unlikely to obtain a sustainable advantage through direct efforts to improve its ranking–lead us to conclude that brand equity is one of the more important components of retailers’ SEO strategies.”
We are getting closer to Mind Retrieval. The implications of being able to mine the brain are obvious for all sciences, in addition to homeland security, law and order, marketing research, etc.
I got last night this news, “Scientists map brain’s ‘thesaurus’ to help decode inner thoughts
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have taken a step in that direction by building a “semantic atlas” that shows in vivid colors and multiple dimensions how the human brain organizes language. The atlas identifies brain areas that respond to words that have similar meanings
Last year I mentioned that we are getting close to Mind Retrieval.
That post was a reminder of a previous 2010 interview by Nuno Valenzuela, a visionary SEM from Spain. Great guy.
I met Nuno back in 2007 when I was invited to present at a Madrid Search Engine Congress (OJOBuscador) on Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI).
See conference legacy links here
Here is a link to Nuno’s interview. You may want to resize browser window:
And some relevant links here:
Unfortunately, OJOBuscador site is now defunct so their links are broken.
The Panama Papers is a new miner available at
Find resources and entry points to the Panama Papers, the largest data leak of deception and corruption. Search by name, subject, or country.
A brief illustrated guide to building curated collections with Minerazzi is also available at
An application example to the Panama Papers is provided.
04-15-2016 update: 300+ new additional records just indexed this morning.