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 (http://www.secondthought.org/) 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 (http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/understanding-web-to-find-short-answers.html), Google Squared (http://www.google.com/squared), sentiment analysis, local and product search, and Google Goggles (http://www.google.com/mobile/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)