We are working on models that give personalized predictions of the response to sponsored search ads. These models will improve the user experience by making changes to ranking and presentation of ads, according to the user's past behavior.
Michael J. Carey presented "ASTERIX: Towards a Scalable, Semistructured Data Platform for Evolving World Models" as part of the Big Thinkers series.
At Yahoo Labs, we believe that innovation in the Web experience of tomorrow will depend directly on the work being done behind the scenes today to create new scientific theories, models and disciplines for understanding the Internet. In fact, a core element of Yahoo Labs’ charter is to invent the new sciences that will underlie the next generation Internet.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are taking on the challenge of building a continuously operating machine learning system that will attempt to master semantics by making use of the vast repository of natural language statements found on the Web.
Last week, Yahoo Labs scientist Elizabeth Churchill and Pomona College's Sara Owsley Sood presented their paper, Anger Management: Using Sentiment Analysis to Manage Online Communities", at the Grace Hopper conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Check out the coverage from WIRED and Scientific America.
Observing what people do online at any moment can create a compelling snapshot of our collective consciousness, instantaneously reflecting the interests, concerns, and intentions of people around the world. We can even take this idea one step further: What people are searching for today can be predictive of what they will do in the near future.
PITTSBURGH, Pa., September 27, 2010 – HP, Intel Corporation and Yahoo Inc. today announced that four new organizations will join Open Cirrus™, a global, multiple data center, open source test bed for the advancement of cloud computing research. The announcement coincides with the 4th Open Cirrus Summit hosted by Carnegie Melon University and Intel Labs Pittsburgh in cooperation with HP and Yahoo
We sat down with two of this year’s winners, Moira Burke of Carnegie Mellon University and Scott Duke Kominers of Harvard University, to learn a bit about their research.
Yahoo NewsBytes goes inside the mind of Duncan Watts, Yahoo Labs Research Principal Scientist to discuss six degrees of separation and the science of paying celebrities big bucks to tweet.