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Sep 28, 2011 Trying on the new Dynamic Views from Blogger
Posted by Alison Powell, Google Research Team As you may have noticed, the Google Research blog looks a lot different today. That’s because we—along with a few other Google blogs—are trying out a new set of Blogger templates called Dynamic Views. Launched today , Dynamic Views is a unique browsing experience that makes it easier and faster for readers to explore blogs in interactive ways.
Sep 08, 2011 Sorting Petabytes with MapReduce - The Next Episode
Posted by Grzegorz Czajkowski, Marián Dvorský, Jerry Zhao, and Michael Conley, Systems Infrastructure Almost three years ago we announced results of the first ever "petasort" (sorting a petabyte-worth of 100-byte records, following the Sort Benchmark rules). It completed in just over six hours on 4000 computers.
Sep 08, 2011 Studies Show Search Ads Drive 89% Incremental Traffic
Posted by David Chan and Lizzy Van Alstine, Quantitative Management Team Advertisers often wonder whether search ads cannibalize their organic traffic. In other words, if search ads were paused, would clicks on organic results increase, and make up for the loss in paid traffic? Google statisticians recently ran over 400 studies on paused accounts to answer this question.
Sep 02, 2011 Langage: Le tu qui tue
Bon, c'est la rentrée ! Le téléphone recommence à sonner... Tiens, là c'était Nicolas Carreau qui prépare l'émission de ce soir sur Europe 1, " Des clics et des claques ", une heure pendant laquelle Laurent Guimier, David Abiker et Guy Birenbaum décortiquent les petites infos du Web.
Aug 23, 2011 Google at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Miami
Posted by Marianna Dizik, Statistician The Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) were held in Miami, Florida, this year. Nearly 5,000 participants from academia and industry came to present and discuss the latest in statistical research, methodology, and applications. Similar to previous years, several Googlers shared expertise in large-scale experimental design and implementation, statistical inference with massive datasets and forecasting, data mining, parallel computing, and much more.
Aug 16, 2011 A new MIT center for mobile learning, with support from Google
Posted by Hal Abelson, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, MIT MIT and Google have a long-standing relationship based on mutual interests in education and technology. Today, we took another step forward in our shared goals with the establishment of the MIT Center for Mobile Learning, which will strive to transform learning and education through innovation in mobile computing.
Aug 12, 2011 Our Faculty Institute brings faculty back to the drawing board
Posted by Nina Kim Schultz, Google Education Research Cross-posted with the Official Google Blog School may still be out for summer, but teachers remain hard at work. This week, we hosted Google’s inaugural Faculty Institute at our Mountain View, Calif. headquarters. The three-day event was created for esteemed faculty from schools of education and math and science to explore teaching paradigms that leverage technology in K-12 classrooms.
Aug 11, 2011 Culturomics, Ngrams and new power tools for Science
Posted by Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel, Visiting Faculty at Google Four years ago, we set out to create a research engine that would help people explore our cultural history by statistically analyzing the world’s books. In January 2011, the resulting method, culturomics , was featured on the cover of the journal Science .
Jul 28, 2011 President's Council Recommends Open Data for Federal Agencies
Posted by Alon Halevy, Senior Staff Research Scientist Cross-posted with the Public Sector and Elections Lab Blog One of the things I most enjoy about working on data management is the ability to work on a variety of problems, both in the private sector and in government.
Jul 28, 2011 Classifying Trending Topics: A Typology of Conversation Triggers on Twitter
My paper with Damiano Spina, Víctor Fresno and Raquel Martínez entitled “Classifying Trending Topics: A Typology of Conversation Triggers on Twitter” has been accepted for publication and presentation at CIKM 2011, 20th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, from October 24 to 28, 2011. Abstract Twitter summarizes the [...]
Jul 20, 2011 Google Americas Faculty Summit: Reflections from our attendees
Posted by Alfred Spector, Vice President, Research Last week, we held our seventh annual Americas Computer Science Faculty Summit at our New York City office. About 100 faculty members from universities in the Western Hemisphere attended the two-day Summit, which focused on systems, artificial intelligence and mobile.
Jul 20, 2011 Faculty from across the Americas meet in New York for the Faculty Summit
Posted by Maggie Johnson, Director of Education & University Relations (Cross-posted from the Official Google Blog ) Last week, we held our seventh annual Computer Science Faculty Summit . For the first time, the event took place at our New York City office ; nearly 100 faculty members from universities in the U.S., Canada and Latin America attended.
Jul 19, 2011 Google Americas Faculty Summit Day 1: Mobile Search
Posted by Johan Schalkwyk, Software Engineer On July 14 and 15, we held our seventh annual Faculty Summit for the Americas with our New York City offices hosting for the first time. Over the next few days, we will be bringing you a series of blog posts dedicated to sharing the Summit's events, topics and speakers.
Jul 19, 2011 Google Americas Faculty Summit Day 1: Cluster Management
Posted by John Wilkes, Principal Software Engineer On July 14 and 15, we held our seventh annual Faculty Summit for the Americas with our New York City offices hosting for the first time. Over the next few days, we will be bringing you a series of blog posts dedicated to sharing the Summit's events, topics and speakers.
Jul 19, 2011 Google Americas Faculty Summit Day 2: Shopping, Coupons and Data
Posted by Andrew W. Moore, Director, Google Commerce and Site Director, Pittsburgh On July 14 and 15, we held our seventh annual Faculty Summit for the Americas with our New York City offices hosting for the first time. Over the next few days, we will be bringing you a series of blog posts dedicated to sharing the Summit's events, topics and speakers.
Jul 17, 2011 Languages of the World (Wide Web)
Posted by Daniel Ford and Josh Batson The web is vast and infinite. Its pages link together in a complex network, containing remarkable structures and patterns. Some of the clearest patterns relate to language. Most web pages link to other pages on the same web site, and the few off-site links they have are almost always to other pages in the same language.
Jul 12, 2011 What You Capture Is What You Get: A New Way for Task Migration Across Devices
Posted by Yang Li, Research Scientist We constantly move from one device to another while carrying out everyday tasks. For example, we might find an interesting article on a desktop computer at work, then bring the article with us on a mobile phone during the commute and keep reading it on a laptop or a TV when we get home.
Jun 28, 2011 Auto-Directed Video Stabilization with Robust L1 Optimal Camera Paths
Posted by Matthias Grundmann , Vivek Kwatra , and Irfan Essa , Research Team Earlier this year, we announced the launch of new features on the YouTube Video Editor , including stabilization for shaky videos, with the ability to preview them in real-time. The core technology behind this feature is detailed in this paper , which will be presented at the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition ( CVPR ...
Jun 27, 2011 Ig-pay Atin-lay Oice-vay Earch-say
Posted by Martin Jansche and Alex Salcianu, Google Speech Team As you might know, Google Voice Search is available in more than two dozen languages and dialects , making it easy to perform Google searches just by speaking into your phone. Today it is our pleasure to announce the launch of Pig Latin Voice Search! What is Pig Latin you may ask? Wikipedia describes it as a language game where, for each ...
Jun 21, 2011 Google Translate welcomes you to the Indic web
Posted by Ashish Venugopal, Research Scientist (Cross-posted on the Translate Blog and the Official Google Blog ) Beginning today, you can explore the linguistic diversity of the Indian sub-continent with Google Translate , which now supports five new experimental alpha languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu.