OpenSource Connections’ Search Consultants
Our consultants and relevance engineers make sense of vast, complex, often highly subjective search query information to fine tune your search system and provide your users the most relevant results, whether they’re looking to buy a specific pair of shoes, diagnose a patient’s symptoms, or simply find the building’s parking lot on your website.
Search engineer vs. ‘relevance engineer’
Your organization may already have a search engineer role or team. Traditionally, search engineers have focused broadly on all of search’s concerns, including performance and application development. We coined the term ‘relevance engineer‘ to explain our focus on helping you deliver the right search results, in the right order to your users.
Successful organizations have moved away from expensive proprietary commercial search software to open search software to build search engines, specifically: Apache Lucene/Solr, Elasticsearch and OpenSearch. We’re experts in all of these! However, simply downloading and using open source software doesn’t mean your search engine is any “smarter” or more useful for your users than it was before without implementing expertise in search relevancy, personalization and machine learning.
Small search relevancy improvements can have a huge impact – on retail sales, product rollouts, content-gathering, and user experience.