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Google: A Computer Scientist's Playground

  • Orkut Buyukkokten, Software Engineer
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Monday, October 25, 2004
  • Owen 102

Search is one of the most important applications used on the internet, but it also poses some of the most interesting challenges in computer science. Providing high-quality search requires understanding across a wide range of computer science disciplines, from lower-level systems issues like computer architecture and distributed systems to applied areas like information retrieval, machine learning, data mining, and user interface design. In this talk I'll describe some of the challenges in these areas, discuss some of the interesting applications related to search that Google has developed over the past few years, and I'll highlight some of the behind-the-scenes pieces of infrastructure that we've built in order to operate Google's services. Along the way, I'll share some interesting observations derived from Google's web data.

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