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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

Lead Relevance Consultant, OpenSource Connections
Lead search relevance consultant at OpenSource Connections. Author of Relevant Search. Doug impacts business's bottom line through better search, discovery, and recommendations. Doug wants to humanize search and recommendations, making it less intimidating for organizations to make impactful relevance investments. To do this, Doug leads a team of Solr, NLP, and machine learning experts that optimize relevance for clients. He also loves writing... Read More →


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