Yahoo India R&D in pact with IIT Mumbai

Yahoo India R&D in pact with IIT Mumbai

Bangalore: Yahoo India Research and Development has entered into an agreement with the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai to support its faculty and students in their research.

Yahoo will give the institute access to a cluster of servers running its open source Hadoop software and web data. This has already been set up in IIT Mumbai campus and is operational.

“The partnership would support study areas such as advanced searching and ranking techniques aimed at bridging the gap between unstructured, semi-structured and structured data, information extraction and natural language processing," the company said in a statement here today.

The agreement would also give researchers access to cloud computing environment to carry out research on web-scale data, it said.