Using Search Term Word Co-Occurrence for Browsing Search Results: What is most popular is not necessarily the most interesting.

I conducted some exploratory search research with geoscientists and engineers in numerous oil & gas companies back in 2014-2015, which I have recently revisited. Unlike lookup/known item search where a user is seeking something specific, an existing need, something they know exists where there is a 'right answer', exploratory search tasks are more loosely defined.... Continue Reading →

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Applying Natural Language Processing (NLP) to Scholarly Geoscience Literature.

Presenting research on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in academic publishing 26-27 Sep, Washington DC, along with Google, Web of Science, SAGE, Taylor & Francis etc at the Silverchair technology platform conference. https://www.silverchair.com/community/platform-strategies/ In my talk I'll be covering unsupervised machine learning, supervised machine learning, rule based methods (and hybrids) with actual examples of how each technique... Continue Reading →

Machine Learning in the Subsurface

Excited to be presenting at the Machine Learning in the Subsurface seminar on 20th September in Stavanger, Norway. Organised by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), ConocoPhillips, Repsol, Equinor and AkerBP. More here

Extracting Knowledge from Text using AI

Thoroughly enjoyed two days workshops with the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) this week in Aberdeen. The OGTC's goal is to maximise economic recovery from the UK Continental Shelf, supported by Government. As well as participating in workshops, I also shared some results of my research on predictive geoscience sentiment analysis and its role to... Continue Reading →

Artificially Intelligent Sub-Surface

Delighted to be invited as a keynote speaker for the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) workshop on artificially intelligent sub-surface this month, 19-20 June in Aberdeen, representing Robert Gordon University. Artificially intelligent sub-surface is one of the six themes the OGTC are working on for Digital Transformation in the oil and gas industry. More... Continue Reading →

First large scale empirical study of enterprise search

First large scale empirical study of enterprise search & discovery capability published in the Journal of Information Science (JIS) this week. Here Many organizations have deployed ‘Google-like’ enterprise search engines in order to improve access to their own information, a key part of the digital workplace. Despite significant investments, it has been reported that dissatisfaction... Continue Reading →

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