Monday, December 19, 2005

Back to the future

Do you remember this scene where Marty McFly receives a box he posted to himself 40 years ago? Now it is possible for you to do the same. With Futureme, you can send e-mail to yourself (or someone else) in the future.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Answers @ Yahoo!

Yahoo! lauched a free answer service where anyone can ask questions, answer questions and vote on conflictings answers.

Unlike Google answers, Yahoo! service is free and the answer style seems to be shorter and less formal.

Will user find their profit in this service or will Yahoo! will be the only winner by gathering a huge Q-A corpus?

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Two Thumbs Up!

From Forbes:

"Sentiment analysis," as the field of research is known, is a hot topic among computer scientists these days. The goal is to create computer programs that can determine whether a document is positive or negative. Successful applications could help automate market and product research and dramatically alter the future of a simple Internet search.

More info in this paper.