Bing Speller Challenge "Spelling Alteration" Winners Announced

Earlier, Bing and Microsoft Research (MSR) enlisted the help of researchers and students from around the world to take part in the Speller Challenge aimed to tackle a familiar problem facing search engines- results based on a common misspelling or typo, called Spelling alteration.Microsoft today, hosted a workshop at Bing HQ where Harry Shum, CVP […]

Earlier, Bing and Microsoft Research (MSR) enlisted the help of researchers and students from around the world to take part in the Speller Challenge aimed to tackle a familiar problem facing search engines- results based on a common misspelling or typo, called Spelling alteration.

Microsoft today, hosted a workshop at Bing HQ where Harry Shum, CVP of Bing presented the winners with their awards.

  • First place : Gord Lueck - Canada
  • Second place : Yanen Li, Huizhong Duan, ChengXiang Zhai - USA
  • Third place : Yasser Ganjisaffar, Andrea Zilio, Sara Javanmardi, Inci Cetindil, Manik Sikka, Sandeep P. Katumalla, Narges Khatib, Chen Li - USA
  • Fourth place : Dan Stefanescu, Radu Ion, Tiberiu Boros - Romania
  • Fifth place : Yoh Okuno - Japan

Check out the video below where Harry Shum discusses the significance of the challenge:

[Source:Search blog]