The Microsoft Research blog provides in-depth views and perspectives from our researchers, scientists and engineers, plus information about noteworthy events and conferences, scholarships, and fellowships designed for academic and scientific communities. Using reasoning to rank answers on community sites. Assessing how crawl policies affect the effectiveness of Web search.Taking context into consideration when classifying queries and predicting user interests.On the Local Optimality of Lambda Rank Pinar Donmez, Carnegie Mellon University; Krysta M. Optimizing Search Engine Revenue in Sponsored Search Yunzhang Zhu, Tsinghua University; Gang Wang, Microsoft Research Asia; Junli Yang, Nankai University; Dakan Wang, Shanghai Jiaotong University; Jun Yan, Microsoft Research Asia; Jian Hu, Microsoft Research Asia; and Zheng Chen, Microsoft Research Asia.Svore, Microsoft Research Redmond; and Christopher J. Predicting User Interests from Contextual Information Ryen W.Crowd Reranking: Exploring Multiple Search Engines for Visual Search Reranking Yuan Liu, University of Science and Technology of China; Tao Mei, Microsoft Research Asia; and Xian-Sheng Hua, Microsoft Research Asia.
Meng Wang and Xian-Sheng Hua of Microsoft Research Asia, along with Bo Liu of the University of Science and Technology of China, will conduct a demonstration on July 20 entitled Accommodating Colorblind Users in Image Search.The event, to be held in Boston from July 19-23 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel and Northeastern University, will feature 74 accepted papers, in addition to a busy schedule packed with tutorials, workshops, posters, demonstrations, and talks.And of those accepted papers, no fewer than 21―28 percent―come from Microsoft Research. Microsoft Research has a history of strong participation in SIGIR.Tie-Yan Liu of Microsoft Research Asia chairs the Learning to Rank I session on the morning of July 21, and that afternoon, Susan Dumais of Microsoft Research Redmond will chair the Interactive Search session.