PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Open Source Search: A Data Mining Platform
Wray Buntine
SIGIR Forum Volume 39, Number 1, pp. 4-10, 2005.


Commercial search engines provide a quality service at no cost to consumers thanks to embedded targeted marketing. Despite this, I argue there are still reasons why an open source effort should be encouraged in the community: as part of broader open publishing initiatives, to allow quality subject specific search engines to develop, and ``because we can,'' because search is one of the great grand challenge problems and we, the research community, cannot join in without an accessible, non-proprietary system. This talk outlines arguments and discusses some of the new technology that could go into such a system, as well as the infrastructure that would be required to make it work.

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Subjects:Information Retrieval & Textual Information Access
ID Code:1246
Deposited By:Wray Buntine
Deposited On:28 November 2005