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Friday, September 15 • 1:10pm - 1:50pm
A Multifaceted Look At Faceting - Using Facets 'Under the Hood' to Facilitate Relevant Search
The talk will discuss some novel techniques that reveal additional ways by which Solr facets can enrich search experiences. Facets are a tried-and-true UI navigation and visualization tool. They are also used to build slick dashboards with bar and pie charts, using pivot facets, range and function queries, facet statistics and so forth. That Solr facets are determined at query time is crucial in this respect! Facet metadata can also be used to drive query intent detection that borders on NLP, and to create contextual sidecar indexes for semantically based, multi-field query typeaheads with real-time suggestion boosting. They can also be used to explore term relatedness and to develop subject classifiers based on "keyword clusters" that provide excellent unsupervised machine learning capabilities. So facets have a role not just at query time, but can also help to drive the indexing analytic processes that fuel content and thus user experience enrichment - by feeding semantic contexts revealed by facets back into sidecar collections or the source collections that they came from. One result is - you guessed it - BETTER FACETS - a "virtuous" cycle to be sure!

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Ted Sullivan

Senior Solutions Architect, Lucidworks
Ted is a Senior Solutions Architect at Lucidworks with almost 20 years experience in Search including the "Vendor Engines" like Verity and Fast. He has contributed a number of blogs on Solr and Fusion over the past few years on topics such as Autophrasing, Query Autofiltering, Text... Read More →

Friday September 15, 2017 1:10pm - 1:50pm
South Seas D