Amuse or Awe? Academic Multimedia Grand Challenge for Classifying Images

People love to check out multimedia search on Yahoo!, and we love helping them find what they’re looking for, whether through web, image, or video search. One of the most interesting challenges in multimedia search is how to go beyond plain text and match queries to images so that users can more easily find the […]

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Insights into Multimedia Search User Behavior, Intent, and Consumption

At Yahoo! Search, we’re always trying to learn more about what people are looking for and what they might want that they’re not even thinking to look for yet. We take this idea a step further – we’re always working on how we can do better at delighting and entertaining searchers with products built around […]

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Join Yahoo! Search at SES in San Francisco

Search Engine Strategies (SES) will be in San Francisco for the first time starting tomorrow. Join Yahoo! Search in the foggy city and hear about what we’ve been to up. Highlights of Yahoo! speakers at SES: Tuesday, August 17 Search: Where to Next? 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Speaker: Shashi Seth, Senior Vice President, Search Products Digital […]

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Inside Yahoo! Labs: A Chat with Dr. Ben Shahshahani

  • Posted August 11th, 2010 at 7:00 am by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: People

Dr. Ben Shahshahani is the head of Search Sciences at Yahoo Labs, which focuses on the scientific areas of information retrieval, machine learning, data and text mining, and natural language processing to make innovations in Yahoo!’s search experience. Ben talked to Yahoo! Search Blog’s Mireille Majoor about going beyond the 10 blue links, giving the […]

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Beyond the Search Box

We at Yahoo! love the search box. In fact, you can find a handy search box at the top of every Yahoo! page – be it Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Sports or omg! – as well as in our handy Yahoo! Toolbar. But nowadays, Search has evolved to mean so much more than one or two […]

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An Insider Look From a Yahoo! Search Trend Spotter

What does your search say about you? Vera H-C Chan is one of a handful of Yahoo! Buzz Log editors who pores through Yahoo! search data to interpret trends and interests. Today, Vera shares with the Yahoo! Search Blog what trendspotting editors do at Yahoo! When “American Idol” is on, it’s a busy day for […]

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Searching Locally: Recap from O’Reilly Where 2.0

  • Posted April 1st, 2010 at 3:18 pm by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: People

We mentioned yesterday that Yahoo!’s Tom Wailes took part in a panel discussion called “The Big Picture from the Big Players” at the O’Reilly Where 2.0 conference. The panelists talked about many interesting opportunities in local search, including user participation, social search, and mobile search in the local space. Check out the video to see […]

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The Big Picture from the Big Players at O’Reilly Where 2.0

  • Posted March 30th, 2010 at 10:47 am by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: People, Search

The O’Reilly Where 2.0 Conference begins today in San Jose, Calif. We’ll be there tomorrow to talk about where local search is heading. Details: Wednesday, March 31 Time: 2 p.m. PT Speaker: Tom Wailes, Sr. Director, Local Product & Design Panel: The Big Picture, from the Big Players In this session, representatives from the major […]

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Yahoo! at SES NY

Yahoo! played a key part in several panels in the 2010 Search Engine Strategies Conference (SES) in New York this week. Here’s a recap of some of the discussions and panel summaries. Check out the video below to see what Yahoos were discussing with people on the show floor. In the video, Rob Wilk , […]

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A New Decade of SMX West

The 2010 SMX West conference kicks off this week in Santa Clara, Calif., and we’re excited to be there! Yahoos will be sitting on a handful of panels, so stop by and learn what we’re up to. Tuesday, March 2, 2010 Time: 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Panel: Real Time Search & The Major Search […]

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