Category Archives: information retrieval

Memkite describes Technical Feasibility of Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, i.e. Building Offline Web Search

Memkite – a mobile/wearable search startup that Atbrox has helped foster – describes technical feasibility of building Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, check out the blog post at:

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A large-scale in-memory storage example – social network data

This posting is a follow-up to the large-scale low-latency (RAM-based) storage related price estimates in my previous posting Main takeaways from Accel’s Big Data Conference. Assume you were to store and index large amounts of social network updates in-memory, e.g. … Continue reading

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Distributed Tracer Bullet Development

Tracer Bullet Development Tracer Bullet Development is finding the major “moving parts” of a software system and start by writing enough code to make those parts interact in a real manner (e.g. with direct API-calls, websocket or REST-APIs), and as … Continue reading

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Workshop: Searching for fun

If you are interested in search I recommend you to consider submitting a paper to or attending the Searching 4 fun workshop* (I just joined as a program committee member) which is going to be held in Barcelona in April … Continue reading

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