Monday, March 01, 2010

Stuff in press

The Economist has a special section this month devoted to The Data Deluge.  (Much of it may still be behind their firewall.)  Many computer scientists are quoted/named in the collection of articles, and it gives a nice overview of what's going on generally.  (It makes a horrible mistake, though, by saying that Google's original advance was counting the number of links to a page to score relevance;  that ignores PageRank, and Altavista...)

Bach, Chawla, and Umboh take our previous work on the hiring problem in new directions.  Or, even, new dimensions:  they also consider multidimensional variations of the problem.  It's definitely a general problem with plenty of variations to consider;  perhaps this paper will inspire further looks at the problem.

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