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.

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Date: 
Apr 22, 2009 11:00am - 12:00pm

Type of Talk:  UTCS & ECE Corporate Connection

Speaker/Affiliation:  Dr. Raghu Ramakrishnan/Yahoo!

Date/Ti

me:  Wednesday, April 22, 2009 11:00 a.m.

Location:  AC

ES 2.302

Host:  UTCS & ECE

Talk Title:  &quot

;Semantics on the Web: How do we get there?

Talk Abstract:

It i

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. 

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Rag

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