The Structured Search Engine

Structured search is about giving the search engine a deeper understanding of documents and queries and how they relate to real-world entities. Using this knowledge, we can build search products that lead users directly to their answers, or assemble disparate data into a more unified interface that helps users make better decisions. This talk will present a variety of ways in which a better understanding of structure and semantics is helping Google push the boundaries of search. Andrew Hogue is a Senior Staff Engineer and Engineering Manager in the Search Quality group at Google New York. He has worked on a wide array of projects including question answering, Google Squared, sentiment analysis, local and product search, and Google Goggles. His is interested in the areas of structured data, information extraction, and machine learning, and their applications to search and search interfaces. Prior to Google, he earned a M.Eng. and B.S. in Computer Science from MIT. The agenda for this event is: 5:30 - 6:30 pm: Attendees Register / Networking 6:30 - 6:35 pm: Welcome & Intro 6:35 - 7:35 pm: Presentation 7:35 - 8:00 pm: Q/A The RSVP name will be provided to the building security in advance - so please do register with your real name (this will significantly speed up registration)

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  • Ari S.

    Video for this event is now available, sorry for the delay, enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/view_pla...­

    1 · February 10, 2011

  • George R.

    Hi Ari, hoping you can post this video.
    I saw that people who didn't get in in the next one are already asking for that video :/
    -- Hey, that means that tons of people like your talks

    February 10, 2011

  • Ari S.

    The talk was recorded, video will be posted shortly.

    January 26, 2011

  • George R.

    Did anybody blog about this presentation? I couldn't get in and would like to see a recap

    January 26, 2011

  • Alex K.

    This was an excellent presentation. Job well done!

    January 20, 2011

  • David S.

    Excellent

    January 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting talk !

    Re: Stage Setup

    If the podium is placed in the center of the stage, it would be centered between the screens, and the presentation won't appear on the speaker's face nor in his/her eyes.

    Thanks.

    January 20, 2011

  • David S.

    I loved the presentation. It's fun seeing how great minds tackle complex problems.

    January 20, 2011

  • Gustavo C.

    Pretty good meetup and speaker

    January 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    great speaker.

    January 20, 2011

  • Satish

    Very informative!

    January 20, 2011

  • Malcolm A.

    This was a great presentation that focused on how Google is using Freebase, allowing it to be open source and how Google Squared works.

    January 20, 2011

  • Kai M.

    Great presentation. It was a reminder to me that "manual" work is still needed in some cases and produces results.

    January 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Google Squared is cool

    January 20, 2011

  • Matthew P.

    I really enjoyed the presentation, and will keep an eye on how this evolves. Someone once asked Matt Cutts where he thought Search would be in 5 years... I think we should pay attention to what was demonstrated last night and we will have a better idea what 5 years will bring.

    January 20, 2011

  • Leslie B.

    As an NLP practitioner, I thought this was a really useful talk. I will definitely take another look at Freebase and check out Google Squared as a result!

    January 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    the speech was interesting, but the sound was a little wonky

    January 20, 2011

  • John P.

    A lot of good information, though the four sections of the talk felt a bit disconnected from each other.

    January 20, 2011

  • David B.

    Introduction to the front-end; it was interesting and I enjoyed it. I would have liked a more technical presentation even more, however.

    January 20, 2011

  • Kerren

    Excellent presentation! Google is going in such interesting directions. How Google is organizing material presented in such a way that gives the researcher a 'leg up', while still allowing the flexibility to refine the information of interest is powerful. Thanks for a great event!

    January 19, 2011

  • Sami B.

    Andrew gave a whirlwind overview of information retrieval at Google. It is interesting how the statistical approach to NLP has evolved from simple use of machine learning to quite complex techniques, e.g. the way Google handles negation in sentiment analysis.

    January 19, 2011

  • Tom H.

    Andrew was massively informed, respectful of questioners, willing to give detailed and thoughtful answers to difficult questions; very interesting material and a real credit to Google, it shows thought leadership.

    January 19, 2011

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