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Should we be worried about the “hallucinations” of AIs like ChatGPT or Gemini?

Should we be worried about the “hallucinations” of AIs like ChatGPT or Gemini?

The article from Le Monde discusses the issue of “hallucinations” in AI systems like ChatGPT and Gemini. These hallucinations refer to AI’s generation of incorrect or fabricated information, which can lead to significant errors. The article highlights examples, such as…

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Call for studies using our RAT software

Call for studies using our RAT software

We invite you to use our research software, RAT, for your search engine studies!What is RAT?RAT stands for Result Assessment Tool, which is a web-based research software developed by the Search Studies research group at the Hamburg University of Applied…

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Video: What results do users see in search engines? Inclusion, exclusion and curation

Video: What results do users see in search engines? Inclusion, exclusion and curation

In this presentation, professor Dirk Lewandowski explores the factors influencing the search results users encounter. Search engines aim to include high-quality content but face technical and financial limitations, resulting in only a portion of the web being indexed. Exclusion criteria…

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Wer wirklich besser ist: ChatGPT oder Google?

Wer wirklich besser ist: ChatGPT oder Google?

Künstliche Intelligenz könnte Suchmaschinen ablösen. Oder gibt es Unterschiede, die dies verhindern? Wir fragen nach – unter anderem bei der KI selbst. Link zum Artikel von Thomas Veitinger für die Südwest Presse: https://www.swp.de/wirtschaft/kommunikation-googles-plaudernder-bruder-73615741.html

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Video: Die Zukunft der Suchmaschinen

Video: Die Zukunft der Suchmaschinen

Ändert sich bei den Suchmaschinen – wieder einmal – alles? Mit dem Aufkommen von generativen Sprachmodellen und insbesondere ChatGPT stellt sich die Frage, wie die Informationssuche im Internet gestaltet werden soll, aufs Neue. Wird es endlich gelingen, informationssuchenden Personen genau…

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Search Engines That Give Users Control Over Their Results

Search Engines That Give Users Control Over Their Results

Dirk Lewandowski Searching the web may seem simple for the average user: Just type in some keywords, and the search engine of your choice will present you with the most relevant results. Although there are hundreds – or even thousands,…

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Best Poster Award for RAT

Best Poster Award for RAT

On October 6th and 7th, 2022, the conference “Informationswissenschaft im Wandel. Wissenschaftliche Tagung” (IWWT22) took place at the Haus der Universität in Dusseldorf. The program included a variety of presentations around the topic of information science. On the first day,…

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2022 TIP Award Winners Explore Bias in Library Catalogs

2022 TIP Award Winners Explore Bias in Library Catalogs

Inga Albrecht, Paulina Triesch, Torge Plückhahn und Daniel Klein (v.l.) As part of our master’s program “Digital Transformation of the Information and Media Industry” at HAW Hamburg, our four-person project group led by Inga Albrecht, Daniel Klein, Torge Plückhahn, and…

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Does Search Engine Optimization come along with high-quality content?: A comparison between optimized and non-optimized health-related web pages

Does Search Engine Optimization come along with high-quality content?: A comparison between optimized and non-optimized health-related web pages

Sebastian Schultheiß, Helena Häußler and Dirk Lewandowski published an article for the CHIIR ’22: ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, that is freely available (open access) at https://doi.org/10.1145/3498366.3505811. You may also choose to watch our presentation on…

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Google Search Results—They’re All the Same, Right?

Google Search Results—They’re All the Same, Right?

Sebastian Schultheiß and Dirk Lewandowski published an article on Information Matters (IM). The article is a translation of the JASIST publication “How users’ knowledge of advertisements influences their viewing and selection behavior in search engines,” that is freely available (open…

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How an Open Web Index Could Help Solve the “Search Problem”

How an Open Web Index Could Help Solve the “Search Problem”

Olof Sundin (Lund University) and Dirk Lewandowski published an article on how an Open Web Index could foster the development of alternative search engines. It can be found on the Medium website. It is part of an article series from…

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Präsentationen bei der ISI 2021

Präsentationen bei der ISI 2021

Sebastian Sünkler und Sebastian Schultheiß haben beim Internationalen Symposium für Informationswissenschaft 2021 in Regensburg Ergebnisse aus dem Projekt SEO-Effekt präsentiert. Den Einfluss der Suchmaschinenoptimierung messbar machen: Ein halb-automatisierter Ansatz zur Bestimmung von optimierten Ergebnissen auf Googles Suchergebnisseiten Sünkler, S., &…

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