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Information drives the planet. We organize talks around implementations of information retrieval, in search engines, in recommender systems, or in conversational assistants. Our meetups are usually held on the last Friday of the month, at Science Park Amsterdam. Usually, we have two talks in a row, one industrial, the other academic, 25+5 minutes each, no marketing, just algorithms, followed by drinks. We also host ad hoc "single shot" events whenever an interesting visitor stops and shares their work.

Organizations that have presented at SEA include 904Labs, Amsterdam Data Science, Beeld en Geluid, Blendle, Bol.com, Booking.com, Collaborne, Criteo, CWI, Delft University of Technology, Elasticsearch, Elsevier, Fredhopper, FuelUp, GoDataDriven, Google, Improve Digital, KBResearch, Marktplaats, Microsoft AI, MyDataFactory, Philips, Qualcomm, Sanoma, SDL, Seecr, SourcingThing, Spinque, Technical University Eindhoven, Textkernel, Tsinghua University, Trivago, University of Amsterdam, University of Glasgow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, UserSat.com, WizeNoze, Yahoo!, Yandex, ZyLab

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SEA December: A Year in IR in Amsterdam (Hybrid)

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December is traditionally a month to reflect on the past year; it’s also a great moment to look forward. For this reason, we are organizing “A Year in IR in Amsterdam” in December. Together, we look back on our achievements, in terms of research, innovation, and product output, but also on where we are heading next year.

We invited 8 speakers from the Amsterdam IR ecosystem, 4 academic speakers and 4 speakers from industry, to talk about their achievements this year.

This will be a hybrid event, the in-person event will take place at Science park 904, room C0.110. We will have drinks and snacks after the event.

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15:30 - Mozhdeh Ariannezhad (University of Amsterdam)
Title: A Personalized Neighborhood-based Model for Within-basket Recommendation in Grocery Shopping

15:45 - Jakub Zavrel (Zeta Alpha)
Title: Trends in AI and Neural Search at Zeta Alpha

16:00 - David Rau (University of Amsterdam)
Title: The Role of Complex NLP in Transformers for Text Ranking

16:15 - Bob van Luijt (Weaviate/SeMI Technologies)
Title: TBA

16:30 - BREAK

16:45 - Sanne Vrijenhoek (University of Amsterdam)
Title: RADio – Rank-Aware Divergence Metrics to Measure Normative Diversity in News Recommendations

17:00 - David Graus (Randstad)
Title: TBA

17:15 - Jin Huang (University of Amsterdam)
Title: It Is Different When Items Are Older: Debiasing Recommendations When Selection Bias and User Preferences Are Dynamic

17:30 - Onno Zoeter (Booking)
Title: TBA

17:45 - Discussion and closing remarks

There is a lot to count! SEA talks #226, #227, #228, #229, #230, #231, #232 and #233.

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Past events (95)

SEA: User Experience and Evaluation

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