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Thursday, October 13 • 10:00am - 10:40am
Smart Facets at Rakuten
Facets are critical for the user shopping experience. Many sites only sort facets based on counts or names, and not necessarily what is the best facet for the query. The Rakuten Big Data search team has implemented a solution that will give users the best possible facets for their queries. We will step through our solution and other solutions we have tried/could try and go over the pros and cons of each.

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Mike Pellegrini

Software Developer, Rakuten
Mike is a software developer at Rakuten who works on core search platform development. His work involves supporting & extending Solr to meet the needs of multinational e-commerce. He also works on tools to support the management of large Solr clusters. Previously, Mike worked as a consultant for companies interested in implementing custom search solutions based on Solr. In that role, he helped guide companies in creating a search... Read More →
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Keith Thoma

Senior Software and Delivery Engineer, Rakuten
Keith Thoma is a Senior Software and Delivery Engineer at Rakuten USA. He has been working with SOLR for over three years, search for 6 years, and big data for over 8 years. His primary role is to develop search and data solutions for Rakuten subsidiaries as part of the Americas Big Data team. This includes tasks such as relevancy tuning, NLP, and platform migrations. The team has successfully launched search and data projects in the United... Read More →

Thursday October 13, 2016 10:00am - 10:40am
Back Bay A Sheraton Boston