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Event submissions via Know Events has been retired effective December 20, 2013. University Communications is implementing a new events calendar in January 2014. The new site is located at

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If you have questions or concerns regarding this transition, please contact Bryan Christian, Manager of User Experience, at

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March 11, 2011
Time:1-2 p.m.
Description:Bo Pang, research scientist at Yahoo! Research, discusses tail items on the Internet. In many ecosystems on the Web, the vast majority of the items are of interest to a relatively small number of people. Nonetheless, these tail items in aggregate account for a sizable portion of overall consumption. In this talk, Pang presents a user-centric perspective on the heavy tail phenomenon and discusses the overwhelming evidence that most Web users are a little bit eccentric, consuming niche products at least some of the time.

Pang has a Ph.D. in computer science from Cornell University. Her primary research interests are natural language processing, information retrieval and Web mining. Her past work includes sentiment analysis, paraphrasing, querylog analysis, bridging structured and unstructured data and computational advertising.
Location:UT Administration Building 1.208
URL:More about this event...
Contact:Matthew A Lease | 512-471-3821
Sponsor:UT Austin School of Information (iSchool)
Parking:Guadalupe Garage or meter
Categories:Cockrell School Of Engineering, Everyone, Lecture/talk
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