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Prithiviraj, thanks for the kind words.
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Prithiviraj, thanks for the kind words.

Prithiviraj, thanks for the kind words. As for NER systems for English text only recognizing named entities in title case, that’s usually a function of how they...

Entity Recognition
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Entity Recognition

In the previous post on query scoping, we discussed query tagging as a special case of named-entity recognition (NER). In this post, we’ll dive a little bit deeper...

Query Scoping
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Query Scoping

In the previous post, we discussed how query segmentation improves precision by grouping query words into semantic units. In this post, we’ll discuss query scoping...

Thanks Bart. I haven’t read it, but I’ll take a look. Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks Bart. I haven’t read it, but I’ll take a look. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks Bart. I haven’t read it, but I’ll take a look. Thanks for sharing.

Query Segmentation
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Query Segmentation

The previous two posts focused on using query rewriting to increase recall. We can also use query rewriting to increase precision — that is, to reduce the number...

A Non-Adversarial Ad-Supported Model
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A Non-Adversarial Ad-Supported Model

If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that I’m not a big fan of ad-supported business models. It’s not just that I find ads annoying; I also see them as economically...

Thanks for the kind words!
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Thanks for the kind words!

Thanks for the kind words!Stack Overflow and Quora certainly have reputation systems, and I love both sites. But I don’t feel either of them is focusing on being...

How could LinkedIn be disrupted?
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How could LinkedIn be disrupted?

When I worked at LinkedIn, I focused on its mission of “connecting talent to opportunity at a massive scale”. Or, as I preferred to describe it, helping people...

Thanks for the kind words and for the heads up on the broken link, which I’ve now fixed.
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Thanks for the kind words and for the heads up on the broken link, which I’ve now fixed.

Thanks for the kind words and for the heads up on the broken link, which I’ve now fixed. And good point about polo — a good reminder generally that all language...

Query Relaxation
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Query Relaxation

In the previous post, we discussed query expansion as a way to increase recall. In this post we’ll discuss the other major technique for increasing recall: query...

I recognize that my participation in the gig economy is hardly representative of most people’s…
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I recognize that my participation in the gig economy is hardly representative of most people’s…

I recognize that my participation in the gig economy is hardly representative of most people’s experience. Indeed, I wrote a post about “The Hook-Up Economy” (https...

Query Expansion
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Query Expansion

A key application of query rewriting is increasing recall — that is, matching a larger set of relevant results. In extreme cases… Continue reading on Query Understanding...

Martin, I don’t envy you the challenge of trying to improve search for clients who value search…
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Martin, I don’t envy you the challenge of trying to improve search for clients who value search…

Continue reading on Medium »

How To Improve Your Search Experience
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How To Improve Your Search Experience

As a high-class consultant, I spend a lot of time helping companies improve their search experiences. Every company has a unique set of… Continue reading on Medium...

Query Rewriting: An Overview
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Query Rewriting: An Overview

Thus far, we’ve focused on query understanding at the character and token level. It’s time move up the stack, on to entities and the query… Continue reading on...

Lots of good stuff in there.
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Lots of good stuff in there.

Of course, the most annoying thing is an unexpected, unsolicited phone call. Once I’ve determined that it’s a legitimate aggressive sales… Continue reading on ...

Stemming and Lemmatization
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Stemming and Lemmatization

Different forms of a word often communicate essentially the same meaning. For example, there’s probably no difference in intent between a… Continue reading on ...

I’ve done both.
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I’ve done both.

I’ve done both. Much of the work I do involves helping teams with prioritization, evaluation, choosing among architectural or algorithmic options, hiring, etc....

Living The Dream
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Living The Dream

A year ago, I decided to take a break from full-time employment and explore a mix of consulting, advising, writing, and speaking. Continue reading on Medium »

Spelling Correction
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Spelling Correction

Spelling correction is a must-have for any modern search engine. Continue reading on Query Understanding »
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