The Lucene/Solr Revolution session, “Relevancy Hacks for eCommerce,” is aimed at providing an understanding of how the ranking of documents works with Solr and ways to improve relevancy in your search application. During this session, Varun Thacker, Search Engineer at Unbxd, will cover how a user gets query parsed in Solr and the default scoring that comes with it. He will show examples of how to customize scoring to work better with your dataset, how to add different relevancy signals into your ranking algorithm, and how to customize results for your top N queries.

This intermediate level session will take place from 11:55-12:40 on Thursday, November 7. Click here for more details.

About the Speaker:

Varun Thacker (@varunthacker), a Search Engineer at Unbxd, is passionate about information retrieval. He first got involved with Lucene when he participated in the Google Summer of Code 2011 program. He has been working at Unbxd for the past 1.5 years building search as a service for eCommerce. Varun’s focus is on improving scoring, and writing custom analyzers, alternate query parsers, and spell check to better fit structured data.

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Lucene/Solr Revolution is presented by Lucidworks, the commercial entity for Apache Lucene/Solr open source search — the future of search technology.

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