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Surf Canyon is now Rank Dynamics

July 2nd, 2015

After nine years operating under the name Surf Canyon, we are pleased to announce our new branding. The real-time contextualization at the heart of our Dynamic Ranking technology, which has received rave reviews from users, the media and the search community, and has produced dramatic improvements in relevance over Google, will still be at the […]

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Real-time Contextualized Search – It is What We Do

March 7th, 2014

When doing something that has never been done before (as we do), it can be challenging to describe it using familiar terminology in a way that doesn’t create confusion while still conveying the newness of the idea. Large companies are sometimes capable of creating new terminology that is then adopted by others, but this can […]

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Tags: - Top Posts - · Contextualization · Discovery · Personalization · Recommendations

Video of Dynamic Ranked Retrieval Presentation at WSDM 2011 in Hong Kong

August 29th, 2013

In a previous post we mentioned the research on Dynamic Ranked Retrieval conducted by Professor Thorsten Joachims, Christina Brandt, Yisong Yue and Jacob Bank at Cornell University and that their paper was accepted for publication and then selected as one of the six Best Paper Candidates by WSDM 2011. While this is a bit belated, […]

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Joint paper with Bing and Microsoft Research Accepted for Publication by CIKM 2013

August 12th, 2013

The 2013 ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) is one of the major forums for research on database management, information retrieval, and knowledge management. As such, we are proud to announce that our latest research paper, entitled “Understanding How People Interact with Web Search Results that Change in Real-Time Using Implicit Feedback,” […]

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USPTO Awards Third Patent to Surf Canyon

April 30th, 2013

We are delighted to announce that on Friday the USPTO awarded Surf Canyon its third patent, U.S. Patent No. 8,442,973, to be issued on May 14th, for “Real Time Implicit User Modeling for Personalized Search.” This is an important piece of intellectual property, as evidenced by the fact it has been referenced over 25 times […]

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Search Visionary Joins Board of Advisors

January 24th, 2012

Having conducted early research into the strategies and benefits of Implicit User Modeling for Personalized Search, we are pleased to announce that ChengXiang Zhai, Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has joined Surf Canyon’s Board of Advisers. ChengXiang received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Nanjing University in 1990 […]

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Cornell University Produces More Research on Dynamic Ranked Retrieval

January 18th, 2012

The research team at Cornell University, headed by Professor Thorsten Joachims, has produced another paper relating to Surf Canyon entitled “Structured Learning of Two-Level Dynamic Rankings.” It was presented on October 26, 2011 at CIKM in Glasgow. This paper further explores the concept of “Dynamic Ranked Retrieval” by proposing a two-level dynamic ranking model: For […]

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Citation in Cornell University Ph.D. Dissertation

October 30th, 2010

“New Learning Frameworks for Information Retrieval” is the title of Yisong Yue’s January 2011 Ph.D. dissertation at Cornell University. (Professor Thorsten Joachims, his Ph.D. adviser, flatteringly reviewed Surf Canyon in the past.) While the thesis generally “proposes principled approaches to formalize the learning problems for information retrieval, with an eye towards developing a united learning […]

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“Fully Dynamic” Search on TechCrunch

October 12th, 2010

Alexia Tsotsis at TechCrunch has posted an article about the new “Fully Dynamic” search being offered by Surf Canyon. As users know, Surf Canyon has been making search dynamic for some time. Recently, however, with the launch of Instant, Google has also started to make search dynamic. As explained by Mark Cramer, CEO of Surf […]

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Best Search Engine: Winner!

March 4th, 2010

About.com has posted the winners of their 2010 Reader’s Choice Awards and we’re thrilled to announce that Surf Canyon won in the category of Best Search Engine. In their own words, “The race for the Best Search Engine was intriguing, with a relatively unknown newcomer, Surf Canyon, picking up 48% of the votes and beating […]

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