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
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
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
Just want to understand why results are showing up in your search?
We support the community
We host a Slack Channel where practitioners support each other and share solutions.
The blog and other happenings
There is a growing topic in search these days. The hype of BERT is all around us, and while it is an amazing breakthrough in contextual representation of unstructured text, newcomers to NLP are left scratching their heads wondering how and why it is changing the field. Many of the examples are tailored for tasks such as text classification, language understanding, multiple choice, and question answering. So what about just plain-old findin' stuff? This article gives an overview into the opportunities and challenges when applying advanced transformer models such as BERT to search.
Don't be afraid of running Tesseract and Tika in your Solr cluster if...
How we hosted and ran a Lucene Hackday in Washington DC the week of the Activate conference, and what attendees considered and achieved during the day
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