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Search Solutions 2023: it’s RAGtime!

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Creating new knowledge with AI: an illustration by Paul Cleverly of a tool based on text embedding that plots two variables against each other to enable new knowledge in geoscience to be generated.

The last twelve months, up to November 2023, …

The Charleston Conference 2023

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The Gaillard Centre, where most of the Charleston Conference events took place. Sadly, this is the most inauthentic building in the whole of Charleston. Constructed 1975, it looks feeble compared to the magnificent municipal and private neoclassical buildings a few blocks

How to use Generative AI – a free webinar

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I’m giving a free Zoom webinar tomorrow (2 November) at 6pm UK time on how to evaluate Generative AI tools for scholarly texts. The talk is part of the MAL education series. I don’t claim …

The ISKO-UK Conference (Glasgow, July 2023)

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The wonderful logo of ISKO, suggesting a Enlightenment masonic-like capturing of all knowledge in a harmonious whole

Knowledge Organization! A mention of the subject leaves the average person scratching their heads. What exactly is it? In truth, attending a conference on …

The Search Solutions 2023 Conference

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The legendary “Liddell and Scott” Greek-English Lexicon of 1842, for many years the standard way to of searching for ancient Greek words. Search has got simpler since then!

I’m looking forward to Search Solutions 2023 (Wednesday 22 November, at the BCS …

UKSG 2023: the Glasgow experience

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The barn-like SEC, where UKSG was held

Now that the UKSG annual conference has got back to something like normality following the pandemic years, it seems a good moment to explore some fundamental questions. What is UKSG for?

You could say, …

Information Retrieval: from theory to practice

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The European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR) seems to have emerged from the pandemic stronger than ever. This year, in Dublin, saw the highest number of attendees ever, I’m told, at over 380 in-person and virtual attendees. I’m not a computing …

How to evaluate a startup

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The ad-hoc atmosphere: We stood while they stood and presented

The STM Startup Fair (London, 6 December 2022), billed by STM as “our first ever”, was a fascinating event. There were 23 startups, each given five minutes to present what they …

The Search Solutions Conference

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It was just like old times: for the first time in three years we were talking face to face, rather than feeling locked into the anaesthetized environment of a conference call. At the Search Solutions 2022

The Frankfurt Book Fair

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A sight to give you nightmares: inside the Frankfurt Book Fair (photo by Arielinson – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0)

The Frankfurt Book Fair has been running for so many years, that a standard greeting when you meet someone is “how …

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