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Importing the Hacker News Interest Graph


Graphs are everywhere. Think about the computer networks that allow you to read this sentence, the road or train networks that get you to work, the social network that surrounds you and the interest graph that holds your attention. Everywhere you look, graphs. If you manage to look somewhere and you don’t see a graph, then you may be looking at an opportunity to build one. Today we are going to do just that. We are going to make use of the new Neo4j Import tool to build a graph of the things that interest Hacker News.
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HCIR 2012

A tweet from RiparianData caught my eye the other day:


I built getvouched.com with this idea of “expert and expertise discovery” using skill based vouching adjusted by the distance from searcher to target as a way to find rank. So I dug in and found out that Human-computer Information Retrieval (HCIR) combines research from the fields of human-computer interaction (HCI) and information retrieval (IR), placing an emphasis on human involvement in search activities.

The HCIR challenge for this years symposium includes “hiring,” “assembling a conference program,” and “finding people to deliver patent research or expert testimony” as summarized by Patrick Durusau.
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