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Conferences and Courses

Head of Yahoo! Research in Chile

Prabhakar Raghavan PhD, head of Yahoo! Research presented "The Challenges of Internet Search" (1MB presentation PDF) , on November 7th at 6:00 pm. Edificio Telefónica piso 32.

Also Available, Variable Latent Semantic Indexing, presented on the next day at DCC.

Press notes:


With an impeccable presentation, Dr. Raghavan exposed a brief history of Internet Search Engines, including their current challenges and some clues to their future strategies, which move following this live environment of the Web.

Dr. Raghavan , Dr. Baeza and María Elena Boisier, subdirector of MSI.

Dr. Raghavan in action.

When starting his talk, Dr. Raghavan explained "The most important problems of Internet Search are not technical".

Web search is a Sociological, Economical and Legal problem.

Dr. Raghavan with Dr. Baeza, two search engine experts.

Once the talk was over, we pulled up the blinds and enjoyed an amazing view of Santiago from the 32nd floor of the Telefonica building.


The internet is the biggest ever collection of knowledge, news, opinions, rumors, untruths and contradictions that mankind has ever assembled. Sifting through this jumble of information to extract useful information is one of the biggest and most interesting challenges facing computer scientists, statisticians, mathematicians, sociologists and economists today. In this lecture we review many of these challenges for a general audience.



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