Tag Archives: Information retrieval

Software That Plays Tag

By | October 12, 2007

This week’s WSJ.com column (subscription only, I’m afraid) is about Jiglu, a sort of automatic tagging service you can see in action somewhere on this blog: If you’re a writer, you hope your words will be etched in stone for eternity. If you’re a blogger, you’re happy if someone stumbles on your writings a few days after you… Read More »

How To Remember Stuff

By | April 24, 2007

I long suspected this was the case, and now we’ve proof: Try too hard to remember something and you can almost feel yourself forgetting it. Stop trying to remember and it will come back. Of course, this could be extended to other mental activity: Your brain can only cope with so much stuff, so better to let it… Read More »

Delicious Additions

By | June 7, 2005

Here’s a wonderful new addition to the del.icio.us process of adding a tag to a web page — the posting page predicts from your existing tags what you are typing, and offers suggestions based on your existing tags. Not just that: below the fields are some recommended tags you have already assigned to other pages which match ‘popular… Read More »