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----- Forwarded message from Ali Cehreli -----

Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2010 11:01:52 -0700
From: Ali Cehreli
Subject: ACCU: Wednesday, July 14 - Hugh Williams, "A Tour of a Modern Search Engine"

When:      Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Topic:     A Tour of a Modern Search Engine
Speaker:   Hugh Williams
Time:      6:30pm doors open
          7:00pm meeting begins
Where:     Symantec
          VCAFE building
          350 Ellis Street (near E. Middlefield Road)
          Mountain View, CA 94043
Map:       <http://tinyurl.com/334rv5>
Directions: VCAFE is accessible from the semicircular courtyard
between Symantec buildings <http://tinyurl.com/2dccgc>
Cost:      Free
More Info: <http://www.accu-usa.org>

Search engines are ubiquitous tools for modern life. In this talk,
Hugh Williams explains the architecture of a modern search engine, and
discusses how search engines provide search over tens of billions of
documents in less than a second to millions of users. He discusses how
they rank documents, use large data sets to inform their ranking
algorithms, and measure their relevance. He also discusses his role in
search at eBay, and explains the unique challenges of working on the
world???s most famous real-time search engine.

Dr. Hugh Williams has spent the past sixteen years researching and
developing search engines and web services. He is presently the Vice
President of Buyer Experience Engineering at eBay Inc., where his
responsibilities include eBay???s search engine. In the past he managed
a large R&D team at Microsoft???s Bing, and was a tenured professor in
Australia. He has published 99 works, mostly in the field of
Information Retrieval, and including two books: ???Web Database
Applications with PHP and MySQL??? and ???Learning Mysql??? for O???Reilly
Media Inc. He holds 2 US patents and has 25 patents pending. He has a
PhD from RMIT University in Australia. His personal interests include
baseball, bobbleheads, and cycling.

Meetings are open to the public and are free of charge.

---- Upcoming ACCU talks -----

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
TBD
TBD

Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Peter Thoeny
"Structured Wikis at Work - Enterprise 2.0 in Action"

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The ACCU meets monthly. Meetings are always open to the public and are
free of charge. To suggest topics and speakers please email Walter
Vannini via walterv@gbbservices.com

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