Sofia 3 : five million experts at your fingertips – interview with the wizard behind this prodigy

Presans is proud to announce the new version of Sofia (presans.com/x-search), the search engine and management tool for international experts. Sofia 3 is both more accurate and more relevant: Comprehensive coverage of global expertise, over 5 million experts identified, as well as their relationships. Search scientific and academic experts as well as startups. Innovative search features. Because searching for an expert isn’t the same as searching for a web page, the new version of Sofia allows to search by similarity, working relationships, communities of interest, etc. Fabien Coulon took the time to discuss this important milestone with us. Can you tell us about yourself? Fabien: After my Computer Science PhD, I worked at startup called Linterweb on a search engine.

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PRESANS participates in the third IC3K

PRESANS will participate in the third IC3K, held in Paris (France) from the 26th to the 29th of October 2011. About IC3K The IC3K is the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. The purpose of the IC3K is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners on the areas of Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. IC3K is composed of three co-located conferences, each specialized in at least one of the aforementioned main knowledge areas. Participation of PRESANS PRESANS being an active computer science player in the fields of knowledge discovery, engineering and management, I have been invited to give a talk at the round table entitled: “Innovative approaches and future challenges of knowledge discovery, knowledge engineering

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PRESANS: selected to participate in the Grenoble Innovation Fair

On the 20th and 21st of October, PRESANS will be presenting X-Search at the Grenoble Innovation Fair. About the Grenoble Innovation Fair The Grenoble Innovation Fair is a European forum for innovation-oriented startups, laboratories, and industry. For its third edition Grenoble Innovation Fair is broadening its scope to cover more new or emerging innovations in Europe, welcoming 150 start-ups and laboratories in an exhibition space dedicated to networking with industry and technology demonstrations. More than 1,500 people from all over Europe will be taking part in GIF11 to : Develop their innovation networks Identify opportunities for collaboration Discover unsuspected sources of innovation PRESANS will present X-Search PRESANS was selected by the organizers to present X-Search, the Worldwide Expert Search Engine.

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Diversity In Expert Search

Diversity in Expert Search When Web search engines deal with a broad or ambiguous search query from a user, it is often better to try to present in the results documents matching various aspects of the query to increase the user satisfaction. Is this practice specific to Web search, or can it be applied to expert search as well? When a user has a technological or scientific need and searches for experts, there are several aspects in which diversification of results can be useful. First, the need may be ambiguous or related to more than one scientific discipline. Hence, the expert search engine must ensure that the related disciplines are represented in the results. Second, a user may be searching

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X-Search, the worldwide expert search engine is live

Since a few hours ago, PRESANS Expert Search Engine, X-Search is live. You can create a free account and start finding hundreds of thousands of experts worldwide in a few clicks. If you have been invited to the Beta, we will send you your activation code in a few hours from now. If you are not yet invited, you can ask us for a free activation code. All the instructions are here: presans.com/x-search

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X-Search, worldwide expert search engine

On the 18th of January 2011, PRESANS introduces X-Search (x-search.presans.com), worldwide expert search engine. (1) X-Search crawls tens of millions of scientific sources (scientific literature, patents, research center websites etc.). (2) X-Search indexes and structure the information into expert profiles. (3) Sending a query from X-Search search bar returns a list of potential most qualified experts. X-Search mines the web for millions of experts Millions of experts exist in the world; most of them leave tracks on the web through scientific literature, patents, research center corporate websites, blogs, forums etc. X-Search, PRESANS Expert Search Engine technology allows automatically building network of Expert (expertise mapping). The “crawling module” constantly crawls tens of millions of these scientific sources to collect relevant information.

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