Learn what is behind search engines and how research studies can improve results

Ed Dale
KWeb Search Program Manager / User Experience Program Manager
Ernst & Young

Friday, October 10, 2008
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Mackin Room, Grasselli Library, John Carroll University
20700 North Park Blvd.
University Heights, Ohio 44118
(Detailed directions are provided below)

Program description

Ed Dale is the search program manager for the Ernst & Young LLP intranet. He will give a brief overview of information retrieval in a intranet environment, the specific challenges in terms of content and technology and will discuss an ongoing TREC-like relevancy improvement program and its results.


This event is presented by the Northern Ohio Chapter, American Society for Information Science and Technology. All are welcome to enjoy our Annual Meeting and program for free, but there is a charge for dinner.

6:30-7 p.m. Dinner, Networking
7 p.m. NORASIST Annual Business Meeting
7:30 p.m. Program

Registration Deadline is Wednesday, October 8, 2008
For reservations contact:
Penny O'Connor
phone: 216-676-4859 (leave a message)
NORASIST c/o Penny O'Connor
4534 Grayton Road
Cleveland, OH 44135-2324

For your reservation, please provide:
Name, Organization, Address, e-mail, and phone

( ) Meeting only - free
( ) Meeting and dinner (On the menu: Wraps and salad from Northpark Brew'n Bistro.)
Food preference: ( ) vegetarian
( ) $16 for members
( ) $12 for students, retired or between jobs
Make checks payable to NORASIST

Directions to Grasselli Library:

If you Mapquest 20680 North Park Blvd, Shaker Heights, 44118. That will get you to Pizzazz, near the John Carroll University guardhouse. There, you turn right, drive about 50 yards to the guard house. After checking in with the guard, turn right. Then follow the drive around the edge of campus to Administration Drive. Turn left, go half a block to a jog in the drive, where you turn left into the temporary lot. The library is a modern building on the far side of the lot. The Mackin Room is in the basement, down the stairs near the reference desk. Then jog to the right and go straight ahead to the Lecture Room at the end of the hall.
Local directions for getting here from the south are to come up Warrensville, turn right onto Fairmount Circle, then turn right onto North Park Blvd. *NE*
// From the north, come south on Warrensville, past Cedar. When you see a BP station on the left, turn right onto Fairmount Circle. Go 2/3s of the way around the circle to North Park Blvd. *NE*.
// From both directions, drive one block on North Park NE to a stop sign. Turn right. Then the guardhouse is nearby on the left. Turn right at the guardhouse, drive around the perimeter drive until you come to Administration Drive. Turn left. Go a short distance to the Temporary Lot on your left. The library is a modern building on the far side of the lot. Take the stairs near the reference desk and follow the signs to the Mackin Room.


Visitors do not need permits to park after 5 p.m. on Friday nights. When people leave the meeting, they probably will have to follow the perimeter drive all the way around campus to the Belvoir gate. That will put them out onto Belvoir between Washington and Carroll.

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