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Slides of Search Engines Amsterdam (SEA) talk
Modern search engines have moved from the traditional “ten blue links” environment towards understanding searchers' intent and providing them with the focused responses; a paradigm that is referred to as “semantic search”. Semantic search is an umbrella term that encompasses various techniques, including but not limited to, query understanding, entity retrieval, and result presentation. In this talk, I will give a brief overview on each of these tasks, and further focus on the result presentation aspect. Specifically, I will present methods for generating content for “entity cards”, the informational panels that are presented at the right column of search engine results pages. I will end the talk by introducing a practical toolkit and dataset that are meant to foster research in this area.