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Smart search is core to your value: don't outsource it.

We help your org innovate in search and relevance. Whether it's Solr or Elasticsearch - let us empower your team!

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We wrote the book

Good search understands a user's intent, not just what they type.

We wrote Relevant Search to help teams build smarter Elasticsearch and Solr applications.

One of the best and most engaging technical books I've ever read. — Trey Grainger, Lucidworks
Will help you solve real-world search relevance problems for Lucene-based search engines — Dimitrios Kouizes-Loukas, Bloomberg

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Democratizing machine learning for your search team  ↓


Pioneers in machine learning

We built Elasticsearch Learning to Rank, which powers search at Yelp, Wikipedia, Snag, and others.

Since deploying learning to rank, we’ve seen a net 32% increase in conversion metrics across our historically lowest performing use-cases. — Jason Kowalewski, Sr Director of Engineering at Snag
Learning to rank can’t stay hidden away in obscure academic journals or multi-million dollar products. We’re making this stuff accessible to all search teams: opening up the black box for everyone to use”. — Doug Turnbull - OpenSource Connections CTO

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Tools that demystify search  ↓


We have the tools

We built Quepid, a search testing platform that takes the guesswork out of search relevancy.

Do NOT attempt a search project without it. — John Bickerstaff

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Just want to understand why results are showing up in your search?

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Search Relevance Community  ↓


We support the community

We run Haystack, the Search Relevance conference. We sponsor MICES, the E-Commerce Search conference.

We host a Slack Channel where practitioners support each other and share solutions.

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We empower some of the world's best search teams at:

  • USPTO
  • Cisco
  • Career Builder
  • O'Reilly
  • Wikimedia Foundation
  • Snag

Our publications

Relevant Search »
Learn the secrets of building intuitive, targeted search.

Elasticsearch course »
Dive into Elasticsearch and AngularJS in this video course.

Solr Enterprise Server »
We cowrote the first book on Solr. Now in its third edition.

The blog and other happenings

Tour of Tika Server Deployment Options Eric pugh on February 4, 2020

In which we learn all the different competing ways of deploying Tika as a HTTP service!

Announcing Quepid 6.1.0 Eric pugh on February 1, 2020

While Quepid has been open source for six months, this is the first release that you can deploy yourself!

Opening up search is an ethical imperative Doug turnbull on January 23, 2020

Human beings search more and more. Continuing to treat search as some mystical voodoo is untenable and must stop.

Come see Doug at Elasticsearch Learning to Rank - Search as an Machine Learning Problem at the Triangle Search Technology Meetup February 26th, 2020 | FITCI, 118 N Market Street Frederick, MD 21701, USA

We will discuss how search can be treated as a machine learning problem. 'Learning to Rank' takes the step to returning optimized results to users based on patterns in usage behavior. We will talk through where Learning to Rank has shined, as well as the limitations of a machine learning-based solution to improve search relevance.

Talk directly with Eric Pugh, our founder & CEO
(434) 466-1467 | [email protected]