Information Access Seminar

"Creating a New Information School" and "Pervasive Failures and Bad Translations"

Friday, October 9, 2015
3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Dong-Hee Shin & Clifford Lynch

Creating a new School of Information in Korea
Dong-Hee Shin

Professor Dong-Hee Shin is the founding Director of a new school of information, based in part on Berkeley's School of Information, at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea. It is named School of Interactive Science. Professor Shin will talk about the design and implementation of the program. More information

Professor Dong Hee Shin has wide interests in human computer interaction, technologies and telecommunications. He received his Ph.D. from the Syracuse University School of Information Studies, then taught at the Penn State University College of Information Sciences and Technology, before founding the Dept of Interaction Science at SKK University.

Pervasive Failures & Bad Translations
Clifford Lynch

Follow-up on Pervasive Security Failures
Earlier in the semester, I raised a number of issues about roles that memory organizations might need to consider in the age of pervasive security failures that create massive public or semi-public data dumps, and some of the problematic characteristics of those data dumps. I'll return to these questions today, and add a few more related to material that has been embargoed in various ways, technically or otherwise.

Understanding the Effects of Bad Translation
Posing a few questions: machine-driven translation is getting ubiquitous and very cheap, and I'll give some examples of this. The problem is that it often isn't very good (and I'm not sure that the weaknesses are very well characterized). How might we understand the implications of what's happening because of this development?

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October 7, 2015