Behind the Scenes at a Web Portal

Udi Manber


Millions of people go every day to web portals as starting points, and increasingly as destinations, of their web surfing. What started as a navigation aid has grown into a vast array of services and tools. This talk will describe some of the technology that goes into providing these services at Yahoo!, and the problems we will need to solve to provide much better services in the future.


Udi Manber is chief scientist at Yahoo! Before joining Yahoo! in 1998, he was a professor of Computer Science at the University of Arizona. He is the co-developer of, among others, Agrep, Glimpse, and Harvest. He got a Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1995, and a few best papers awards.