Alex D. Wade
Director, Scholarly Communication
Web-scale search has been around for more than twenty years, and it is currently evolving beyond simple keyword based search to support better understanding of the content, large-scale mapping of the world’s knowledge, and richer ways to elicit users intent. As a result, web-scale search can now provide richer discovery than ever before, and to bring the right content and answers to users when and where it is needed. This talk will cover several new approaches to academic information discovery and specifically how Microsoft Research is bringing academic knowledge to Bing and Cortana.