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  • Blog Post: Contest promotes automation of machine learning

    Machine learning is the cornerstone of today’s modern data analysis. The gurus of “big data” analytics are all well versed in machine learning, but most domain specialists still must hire data scientists to meet their data-analysis needs. It's inevitable, though, that the data-modeling...
  • Blog Post: Computer science takes center stage in Chile

    Where would you look to find new approaches to solving today’s economic, scientific, and social problems? If you answered Viña del Mar, Chile, from today through May 9, you’re right—as that’s where and when more than 250 thought leaders are gathered for the Microsoft Research...
  • Blog Post: Machine Learning Summit Goes Virtual

    This April, Paris will be even more exciting than usual, as the Microsoft Research Machine Learning Summit takes place on the company’s “Le Campus.” This year, we will be streaming the keynotes and interviews live from the summit on April 23, from 13:30 to 17:00 GMT (9:30 A.M. to 1...
  • Blog Post: Try F#—Data Console to Big and Broad Data

    Today, we are excited to announce the latest release of Try F# , a set of resources that makes it easy to learn and program with F# in your browser. It’s available over a wide range of platforms and doesn’t require a download of Microsoft Visual Studio. Try F# quickly reveals the value of...
  • Blog Post: Try Try F#

    We’re happy to announce that the beta release of the new Try F# has arrived! We’re proud of this new release, and with good reason: Try F# makes programming in F# 3.0 easy to learn, simple to use, and straightforward to share—all through the browser. F# 3.0 is ideal for analytical...
  • Blog Post: Seventh Cambridge PhD Summer School: the Biggest and Busiest Yet

    Almost 90 PhD students convened for the seventh PhD Summer School The first week of July was an exciting one for us here at Microsoft Research Cambridge, as we hosted the seventh PhD Summer School . Each year, we invite scholars in the Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship Programme , as well as students...
  • Blog Post: Information at Your Programming Fingertips

    A growing trend in both the theory and practice of programming is the interaction with rich information spaces. This trend derives from the ever-increasing need to integrate programming with large, heterogeneous, connected, richly structured, streaming, evolving, or probabilistic information sources—be...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research Plays Matchmaker this February

    Two major computing conferences take place this month in the Seattle area: the ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining ( WSDM 2012 ), which runs February 8–12 in Seattle and focuses on how to improve web search algorithms, and the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative...
  • Blog Post: In Search of Britney…or Brittany…or Brittannie

    Ever mistype your query in a search engine? Or just flat out misspell it? Of course you have—we all do, especially when our search involves “spelling demons” like minuscule, millennium, or embarrassment. Or personal names: believe it or not, there are more than 500 ways that Britney...
  • Blog Post: Building a Better Speller: Bing and Microsoft Research Offer Prizes for Best Search Engine Spelling Alteration Services

    When you type a word or phrase into a search engine, there are a number of things that could go wrong. You might not know how a term is spelled or, in your rush to jump to the results, you could transpose or otherwise mistype some characters. Spelling alteration is a popular search technique used...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Web N-gram Services: Expanded Availability, New API

    During the Association for Computing Machinery's 33rd annual SIGIR Conference, on July 19-23, 2010 in Geneva, Microsoft Research is announcing enhancements to the Microsoft Web N-gram Services, available free via a cloud-based platform. Microsoft Research created Microsoft Web N-gram Services to help...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Web N-gram Services Now in Public Beta Worldwide

    Late last year, Microsoft Research, in partnership with Bing , Microsoft's decision engine, introduced a private beta testing of Microsoft Web N-gram Services. The goal of Microsoft Web N-gram Services is to support research conducted using large data sets, particularly to engage the academic community...
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