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Thursday, September 14 • 10:50am - 11:30am
Why Human Annotated Data Matters for Search
Search is a critical component of any effective website or application, connecting users to the data they need to make decisions, whether it’s to find documents, do research or complete an online purchase. Modern search engines have evolved significantly in the past 5 years, incorporating machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques in all aspects of document and query processing, as well as in user profiling and personalization. These techniques require large volumes of high quality training and evaluation data in order to be effective.

In this session, you’ll hear Kevin Vondemkamp, Vice President – Web, Social & eCommerce of Appen and Grant Ingersoll, CTO of Lucidworks discuss how Lucidworks leverages Appen’s crowdsourcing capabilities to enhance its machine learning technology to improve all aspects of the search experience.

Speakers
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Grant Ingersoll

CTO, Lucidworks
Grant Ingersoll is a Solr/Lucene committer and CTO of Lucidworks. Grant is co-founder of the Mahout machine learning project, and a longstanding member of the Apache Software Foundation. Grant is also the co-author of Taming Text from Manning Publications.
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Kevin Vondekamp

Vice President – Web, Social & eCommerce, Appen
Kevin Vondemkamp is a senior executive with extensive domestic & international experience in Sales, Marketing & Business Development for both start-ups and major corporations. In his current role at Appen, he works with leading global technology companies to improve their machine... Read More →


Thursday September 14, 2017 10:50am - 11:30am
South Seas B