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Yochai Benkler delivers a dynamic lecture on the future of social production. Collaborative systems, built upon freedom and altruism, benefit from increased individual agency of motivated participants. They're far more efficient and more capable of adapting to sudden changes. From the theoretical standpoint, the task is to develop a general framework for analyzing human systems of all forms, enabling us to design systems that are both more effective and more resonant with being human.
It is well known that anchor text plays a critical role in a variety of search tasks performed over hypertextual domains, including enterprise search, wiki search, and web search. But this approach does not help match relevant pages with very few inlinks. We propose a method for overcoming anchor text sparsity by enriching document representations with anchor text that has been aggregated across the hyperlink graph. (THIS IS A ROUTE-AROUND the inexplicable and seemingly immutable fact that the good bookmark to this paper is private: http://research.yahoo.com/pub/2828)