NTENT Chief Technology Officer Dr. Ricardo Baeza-Yates to Speak at Key Industry Events

This November, NTENT CTO Dr. Ricardo Baeza-Yates weighs in on semantic search and Bias in the Web.

NTENT proudly heralds the participation of their Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Ricardo Baeza-Yates at notable upcoming events focused on semantic search and Web bias.

Dr. Baeza-Yates will present a keynote presentation titled “Semantic Search” at the 15th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing (ICSOC) happening November 16 in Málaga, Spain.

In his presentation, Dr. Baeza-Yates will discuss the various steps to the semantic search process, beginning with the initial phase of building a semantically annotated index fueled by a language-independent knowledge base, followed by the use of semantic query understanding to predict user intent, and semantic ranking to deliver relevant results. The speech will take a service-based approach and cover the data science needed to provide relevant feedback based in the usage log stream of the semantic search engine.

The ICSOC 2017 is considered an elite international forum where academics, industry researchers, developers and practitioners convene to exchange revolutionary work in service-oriented computing. It runs from November 13–16.

On November 17, Dr. Ricardo Baeza-Yates will attend the European Symposium Series on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science 2017: Inequality and Imbalance. As a Keynote Speaker, he will talk about “Bias in the Web” that reflects on the surging, perilous, presence of latent and overt bias found in web data due to Web content and structure, as well as users’ predilections.

“Inequality and Imbalance” kicks off the first of three symposia meant to debate societal challenges within computational social sciences, with the other two slated for 2018 and 2019. The goal of the Symposium is to provide a platform that addresses the controversial role of digital technology, the Web and algorithms, when it comes to creating and solving problems of inequality, discrimination and polarization. The event features three days of invited talks, satellite events and a “science slam” happening in London, England, November 15–17.

Dr. Baeza-Yates is also a co-organizer of the upcoming Data & Algorithm Bias Workshop at the Conference of Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) 2017, happening November 6 in Singapore. The aim of this workshop is to provide a venue where researchers in industry and academia working on algorithmic and data bias in all areas of society can come together and find ways to help design discrimination-free algorithms and fairness-aware data mining.

About NTENT: NTENT™ sits at the crossroads of semantic search and natural language processing technologies. Our patented, proprietary technology powers our comprehensive platform that transforms structured and unstructured data into relevant and actionable insights. This level of intelligence enables us to predict and deliver relevant information based on user intention. Learn more about NTENT at http://www.ntent.com.