UTCS & ECE Corporate Connection: Raghu Ramakrishnan/Yahoo! "Semantics on the Web: How do we get there?" ACES 2.302, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 11:00 a.m.
Type of Talk: UTCS & ECE Corporate Connection
Speaker/Affiliation: Dr. Raghu Ramakrishnan/Yahoo!
me: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 11:00 a.m.
Host: UTCS & ECE
Talk Title: "
;Semantics on the Web: How do we get there?
s becoming increasingly clear that the next generation of web search and ad
vertising will rely on a deeper understanding of user intent and task model
ing, and a correspondingly richer interpretation of content on the web. Ho
w we get there, in particular, how we understand web content in richer te
rms than bags of words and links, is a wide open and fascinating question.
I will discuss some of the options here, and look closely at the role tha
t information extraction can play.
hu Ramakrishnan is Chief Scientist for Audience and Cloud Computing at Yaho
o!, and is a Research Fellow, heading the Web Information Management grou
p in Yahoo! Research. His work in database systems, with a focus on data m
ining, query optimization, and web-scale data management has influenced q
uery optimization in commercial database systems and the design of window f
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