CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Nov. 30, 1999
Web seminar is Dec. 3 at Tippie College of Business
IOWA CITY, Iowa The University of Iowa Henry
B. Tippie College of Business will host a seminar Friday, Dec. 3 focusing
on new methods to improve searching for information on the World Wide Web.
The seminar is from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in Room W401 in
the John Pappajohn Business Building. Speakers will discuss the limitations
of existing web search engines and how new technologies and methods can improve
the search process.
Seminar speaker Steve Lawrence of the NEC Research
Institute says that current search engines do not provide comprehensive and
up-to-date indices, and much of the scientific information on the web is poorly
organized. His talk will cover accessibility and distribution of information
on the web and will describe recent research on two new methods for searching
David A. Eichmann, assistant professor of Information
Science at the UI, will discuss challenges faced in finding the relevant information
on the web and using existing search engines to extract answers from clusters
The seminar is part of a semester-long series "Complex
Adaptive Systems and Their Business Applications" in the Tippie College of
Business. Filippo Menczer, UI assistant professor of management sciences is
coordinating the series, which is sponsored by the Santa Fe Institute's 1999
Fellows-At-Large program and by the NCS Corporate Lecture Series.
The final seminar in the series is Dec. 10 and will
focus on agents that adapt to user preferences in searching the web.
A complete seminar schedule is available at http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/class/6K299_menczer/.
For further information, contact Menczer at (319) 335-0884.