Monthly Archives: December 2010

December 17, 2010

Word Lens

An augmented reality instant translation application for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and fourth generation iPod touches. The video on the site really is quite astounding the first time you watch it.

December 16, 2010

2010 in photos

A fantastic gallery of 2010’s most significant events.

Time's 2010 Person of the Year

For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them; for creating a new system of exchanging information; and for changing how we all live our lives, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is TIME’s 2010 Person of the Year.

The main article has some interesting statistics that speak volumes for this year’s decision:

One out of every dozen people on the planet has a Facebook account. They speak 75 languages and collectively lavish more than 700 billion minutes on Facebook every month. Last month the site accounted for 1 out of 4 American page views. Its membership is currently growing at a rate of about 700,000 people a day.

December 14, 2010

PDF recommendation

The Information Retrieval Methods PDF by Christopher D. Manning, Prabhakar Raghavan and Hinrich Schütze is not only gratis, but a good resource on all kinds of Information Retrieval topics: the boolean model, the vector space model, tf-idf weighting, language models etc.

December 11, 2010