CERN boosts its search for antimatter with Yandex’s MatrixNet search engine tech

By Tim Verry on February 1, 2013 at 8:36 am

Russian search giant Yandex is formalizing its partnership with CERN by joining its Openlab program. The latest collaborative effort sees Yandex offering up its proprietary MatrixNet machine learning technology, which powers the company’s internet search engine. CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, plans to harness MatrixNet to analyze and search through the colossal data outputs generated by the use of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Initially, CERN will put MatrixNet to work combing through data sets from the B-meson decay analysis, provided by the LHCb experiment (the b stands for beauty). Yandex has provided a team of its engineers to assist the researchers in using the MatrixNet software, but the CERN Openlab collaborators are developing a user-friendly front-end interface for the CERN researchers to use in submitting queries on their own.

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