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Seeks for freedom beyond conventional websearch

Speaker(s) : Emmanuel Benazera
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Friday 9 July 2010 Schedule : 16h20 Duration : 20 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi A
Transversal topics: In english

The Talk

Seeks is a free and open technical design and application for enabling social websearch. Its specific purpose is to regroup users whose queries are similar so they can share both the query results and their experience on these results. On this basis, Seeks allows for true real-time, decentralized, websearch to emerge. In the long term, there is no need for web crawlers and third-party web indexes.

In its present state, Seeks is an Open Source meta-search engine that can be deployed on local or remote machines. Remote Seeks nodes allow to query the Web anonymously. Seeks supports a fair set of options, from thumbnails to more advanced and experimental features such as content similarity analysis and automated clustering of results.

While in its early phase, Seeks aims at demonstrating that there exists a path toward collaborative, efficient, Open Source and free websearch on the Internet.

The Speakers

Emmanuel Benazera

Emmanuel Benazera received a master degree in applied mathematics and social sciences from University Paris-Dauphine, France in 1999, and Ph.D. degree in computer science in 2003 from Paul Sabatier University, France. He was a visiting scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center for two years before he joined the robotics department of DFKI/University of Bremen in Germany. Then he was momentarily with LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse, France. His main research interests include automated decision, planning as well as machine learning, information retrieval and p2p networks.