The Web Changes Everything: How Dynamic Content Affects the Way People Find Online

Speaker: Jaime Teevan , Microsoft Research

Date: Friday, April 03, 2009

Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Refreshments: 3:45 PM

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Location: Patil/Kiva Seminar Room 32-G449

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Host: Rob Miller, MIT CSAIL

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Reminder Subject: TALK: The Web Changes Everything: How Dynamic Content Affects the Way People Find Online

When you visit a colleague’s Web page, do the new papers she’s posted jump out at you? When you return to your favorite Web news site, is it easy to find the front page article you saw yesterday? The Web is a dynamic, ever-changing collection of information, and the changes can affect, drive, and interfere with people’s information seeking activities. This talk will explore how and why people revisit Web content that has changed, and illustrate how understanding the association between change and revisitation might improve browser, crawler, and search engine design.

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Jaime Teevan is a researcher in the Context, Learning, and User Experience for Search (CLUES) group at Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington. Dr. Teevan’s research interests lie at the intersection of human-computer interaction, information retrieval, and machine learning. For her doctoral thesis, she developed the Re:Search Engine, a system that helps people return to information they have previously seen in a dynamic Web environment. She has also explored personalized search, the learning of probabilistic retrieval models from textual data, and techniques to combine search and navigation. She received a Ph.D. and S.M. from MIT and a B.S. in Computer Science from Yale University.

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