Lesley Wevers, Wanno Drijfhout and Oliver Jundt won Norvig Web Data Science Award

Lesley Wevers, Wanno Drijfhout and Oliver Jundt have won the Norvig Web Data Science Award. This is a challenge where participants show what they can do with the Common Crawl dataset -- a snapshot of a large part of the web -- using SURFsara’s Hadoop service to provide big data compute power. The winning entry uses the dataset to construct a database of associated concepts, which can be queried through a web application with two query interfaces. A textual interface allows searching for similarities and differences between multiple concepts using a query language similar to set notation, and a graphical interface allows users to visualize similarity relationships of concepts in a force directed graph.

For more information see:
Norvig award website: http://norvigaward.github.com/
Winning Entry: http://norvigaward.github.com/entries.html#naward13
Web application: http://traitor.imperamus.eu/

February 26, 2013
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