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Thursday, October 13 • 10:50am - 11:30am
Anyone Can Build a Recommendation Engine with Solr
You don't need a PhD to get started with recommenders! You just need Solr! In this talk, you'll get several examples of building different recommendation strategies on top of Solr. You'll see how to deliver recommendations using user behavior, and how to combine that with content-specific signals. We'll cover:

- Folks who purchased this products also purchased
- Personalized recommendations based on past browsing history
- How Solr makes tuning relevance and scaling straight-forward

We'll also touch on many of the classic problems with recommenders, including the cold start problem and the Oprah Book Club problem. Come if you've got some Solr experience and would like to learn to build a recommender!

Speakers
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Doug Turnbull

Chief Technical Officer, OpenSource Connections
Search relevance consultant. Author of Relevant Search. Doug crafts search/recommendation solutions that “get” users. To do this, Doug uses Solr, sprinkling a little natural language processing and machine learning on top for good measure. Through writing and speaking Doug wants... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 10:50am - 11:30am
Back Bay B Sheraton Boston