Posts Tagged ‘Yahoo! Labs’

Yahoo Labs Hopes to Change the Future of Content Consumption

yahooDerrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “When it comes to the future of web content… Yahoo might just have the inside track on innovation. I spoke recently with Ron Brachman, the head of Yahoo Labs, who’s now managing a team of 250 (and growing) researchers around the world. They’re experts in fields such as computational advertising, personalization and human-computer interaction, and they’re all focused on the company’s driving mission of putting the right content in front of the right people at the right time. However, Yahoo Labs’ biggest focus appears to be on machine learning, a discipline that can easily touch nearly every part of a data-driven company like Yahoo. Labs now has a dedicated machine learning group based in New York; some are working on what Brachman calls ‘hardcore science and some theory,’ while others are building a platform that will open up machine learning capabilities across Yahoo’s employee base.” Read more

Announcing the Release of Glimmer RDF Search Engine and Demo

The Semantic Search research group at Yahoo! Labs has announced “the open-source code release and public demo of Glimmer, a search engine for RDF data. Glimmer, the search engine provides support for offline distributed indexing of RDF data using Hadoop MapReduce. It also contains an online ranking component using a state-of-the-art method based on BM25F, previously published as this. Both of these components are built on top of MG4J, a highly-scalable open-source search engine written entirely in Java. Glimmer is available on Github under an Apache 2.0 license.” Read more