René Pickhardt on March 12th, 2012

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Recently I visited my friend Heinrich Hartmann in Oxford. We talked about various issues how research is done in these days and how the web could theoretically help to spread information faster and more efficiently connect people interested in the same paper / topics. The idea of was [...]

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René Pickhardt on June 9th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Today I want to talk about one of my favourite Internet start ups. It is called Metaweb. Metaweb was founded in 2005. To my knowledge it had two rounds of investment (all together about 60 Million US Dollar) and it was bought by Google in June 2010. So why [...]

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René Pickhardt on April 25th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: It is two months now of reading papers since I started my PhD program. Enough time to think about possible research topics. I am more and more interested in search, social networks in general and social news streams in particular. It is obvious that it is becoming more and [...]

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René Pickhardt on March 16th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Linked open data or the web of data is the main concept and idea of the semantic web proposed by Tim Berners-Lee. The semantic web is often also referred to as web3.0. But what is the difference of the Internet as we know it by now and the web [...]

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René Pickhardt on February 15th, 2011

Recently there was a lot of news on the Web about IBM’s natural language processing system Watson. As you might have heard right now Watson is challenging two of the best Jeopardy players in the US. A lot of news magazines compare Watson with Google which is the reason for this article. Even though the algorithms behind Watson and Google are not open source still a lot of estimates and guesses can be made about the algorithms both computer systems use in order to give intelligent answers to the questions people ask them. Based on this guesses I will explain the differences between Google and Watson.

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René Pickhardt on February 14th, 2011

Collective intelligence is something that particularly on the Internet is very present. Great examples are Wikipedia, Google and most open source projects. Collective intelligence and artificial intellegence is not the same. Future articles about collective intelligence will address, discuss and explain the difference and show how to combine these concepts for maximum benefit.

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René Pickhardt on February 14th, 2011

Why is there a data set section on this blog and what kind of articles can be found in this section. What data sets will be available for download on this blog?

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