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2 posts from April 2010

April 14, 2010

The NoSQL Movement

Our focus here is normally on fulltext search, but of course databases have been at the core of Information Retrieval for decades. But are those foundations getting old? Some factors to consider when considering alternatives to relational databases and ACID guarantees such as using a document store. SQL at 40: Ready for Retirement?

April 01, 2010

Why are "Real Time" Results in Searches Ignored?

Steve Arnold has an interesting discussion on why real time content is frequently ignored in Google's search results, based on eye-tracking studies. RealTime Search: Poor Layout or Lousy Content?