January 30, 2007

A great new (to me) phrase – “Adversarial Information Retrieval”

I’ve just discovered a great new phrase – adversarial information retrieval. It’s not really new, since papers are now being accepted for what will be the third annual conference on the subject. But it seems to have gained currency over the past few months.

Edit: The term seems to have been coined in 2000.

I think this area is really where the bulk of the research into public search engine algorithms goes. And that’s another way of saying that web and enterprise search are very different things.


2 Responses to “A great new (to me) phrase – “Adversarial Information Retrieval””

  1. Text Technologies»Blog Archive » Enterprise search versus web search on January 14th, 2008 3:00 pm

    […] search has a huge problem that enterprise search doesn’t — adversarial information retrieval. Enterprise document creators generally don’t try to game search […]

  2. Brittleness, Murphy's Law, and single-impetus failures | DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on June 20th, 2018 4:15 am

    […] search is somewhere in between. Both sides are partially successful in the combat over adversarial information retrieval, as “good” and “bad” sites alike are both well-represented in search […]

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