We’ve all seen it: the “Sort by: Relevance” option. But what does it actually mean to sort by relevance? How does a website come to suggest recommendations or related works? Join us for a conversation on the orchestration of search results using machine learning.
This event is part of The Art of Research: Inside The Black Box Series. “The Black Box” is a STEM metaphor for systems in which one sees inputs and outputs, but not the inner workings. In many ways, the modern research process is one such “Black Box.” In this special series of The Art of Research, we examine the hidden computational processes behind common research tools and techniques. We focus on, to the degree possible, the algorithms and AI principles underlying relevance ranking, automated evaluation, and even publishing practices.
The Art of Research Workshop Series by Samantha Kirk
Friday, February 2, 2018
Goldstein Electronic Classroom (Room 114)
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Information Literacy, Featured