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An Open-Source Architecture for taking back WebSearch

Intervenant(s) :Emmanuel Benazera
Type d'événement :Conférence
Niveau :Confirmé
Date :Mardi 7 juillet 2009
Horaire :16h30
Durée :40 minutes
Langue :English
Lieu :Salle E124 - Isitem

Community views and concerns about the current state of websearch technologies in relation to the accuracy, privacy and origin of information are leading to the introduction of novel websearch models and algorithms. For example, there is much hope in correcting the corporation’s unfair advantage over individual users when deploying content on the world wide web. The Seeks project is a fledgeling Open-Source effort toward increasing the capabilities of the network leaves in order to foster distributed collaborative indexing and searching. Users that perform similar websearch queries are automatically regrouped, meet and collaborate, while privacy is enforced. We discuss how the Open-Source community has the power to take back websearch through open architectures such as Seeks, and extension of GPL-like licences to the sharing of search queries and crawler generated web indexes.

Emmanuel Benazera received a master degree in applied mathematics and social sciences from University Paris-Dauphine, France in 1999, and Ph.D. degree in computer science in 2003 from Paul Sabatier University, France. He was a visiting scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center for two years before he joined the robotics department of DFKI/University of Bremen in Germany. Then he was with LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse, France. His main research interests include automated decision, planning and diagnosis under uncertainty, as well as machine learning and p2p networks.