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Friday, September 15 • 1:10pm - 1:50pm
Relevance in the Wild
Let's talk relevance. The one aspect of search that users perceive directly and will determine their satisfaction with search.

Solr allows us to steer every aspect of the calculation of the score to decide in what order we are getting results. There are many aspects that can be taken into account when determining which is the most relevant document for a user specific need. Moreover, the most important aspect is to go only forward in steadily improving relevance, and being sure of every step by having the proper toolbox to evaluate results.

In this talk we are going to describe a long list of examples used in dozens of real projects that use many types of signals from the user, documents and apply them using the wide range of features available in Solr. We will define relevance testing, a way of working with it that guarantees control about the state of relevance, and quantitative evaluation of its results. At the end of the presentation you will have the tools and methods to know what information to use and how to use it to get the relevant information to the top.

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Daniel Gomez Villanueva

IT Consultant / Findability Expert, Findwise
Daniel graduated in Computer Science at UPM, security master at KTH and took many information retrieval courses. he has been using Solr and many search technologies for the last 5 years to improve the access, visualization and navigation of information in companies in Scandinavia... Read More →

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