Monday, May 14, 2007

The Future of Search Engines (outgoing links in Spanish)

On May 10, 2007 in the beautiful city of Santiago de Compostela I participated in a round table discussion on the future of search engines. The event was organized by FESABID: the tenth Spanish Days of Documentation. This is the main Spanish event for libraries and other institutions that manage very many documents. About 800 persons attended. The panel was formed by (in parenthesis appear the topics of the talk):

  • Richard Benjamins, iSOCO (Vertical search engines and Semantic Technology)
  • Eva Méndez, Universidad Carlos III (Dublin Core)
  • José Ramón Pérez Agüera, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (IR algorithms, Semantics and Natural Language Processing).
  • Antonio Pareja Lora, UCM, colaborador del Grupo de Ingeniería Ontológica (OEG) de la UPM (Ontologies)
  • Antonio S. Valderrábanos, (Natural Language Processing)
  • Isidro Aguillo, CINDOC/CSIC (moderator)

    The presentations given by the panel members formed an interesting mix of different by complementary views on the matter of search engines: an excellent starting point for setting up a new breakthrough project to advance the state of the art.

    The presentations of the whole conference are made available here. My presentation can be downloaded here.

    Javier Leiva said...

    Enhorabuena por la intervención :-)

    Richard Benjamins said...


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