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Minneapolis Solr Meetup - May 28, 2014: eCommerce Search with Apache Solr

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Minneapolis Solr Meetup - May 28, 2014: eCommerce Search with Apache Solr

  1. 1. Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2014Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2013 eCommerce Search with Apache Solr Grant Ingersoll CTO, LucidWorks Twitter: @gsingers
  2. 2. Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2014Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2013 Tales from the trenches • The case of the missing data • The power of suggestion
  3. 3. Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2014Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2013 Topics • Solr powered commerce – Companies – Features • Relevance, relevance, relevance • Demo
  4. 4. Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2014Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2013 Solr Powers Leading eCommerce and Consumer Sites
  5. 5. Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2014Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2013 Basic Features for eCommerce • High quality OOTB relevance • Facets – Range, Term/Category, Hierarchical, Pivot • Highlighting • Did you mean? • Boosting/Blocking/Landing Pages • Easy scale
  6. 6. Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2014Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2013 Advanced Features • Spatial – Local – Route finding – Open Hours, etc. • Function Queries – Inventory, Margin • Stats Component – Missing data – Bounds, etc.
  7. 7. Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2014Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2013 Tips and Tricks
  8. 8. Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2014 Look Before You Leap • Before undertaking any relevance tuning, you need to define what “better search” means to you • Once determined, many ways to test/measure • Once tested, many ways to fix http://www.betternetworker.com/files/useruploads/16675/leap.jpg
  9. 9. Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2014 Understand your… • Domain – Types of documents – Languages present – Document structures, metadata and other features – Lexical resources: jargon, synonyms, abbreviations... – Relationships between documents • Users – Sophistication/Expertise – Search and Discovery needs – Known Item vs. Keyword • Tolerance for Pain – Managers – Business Interests – Release cycles – Obsession in finding the one true relevance model (hint, it doesn’t exist) – “explain() blindness”
  10. 10. Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2014 Known Item vs. Keyword  eCommerce search often has a split between known item and keyword search  You probably have more “wiggle” room for relevancy on keyword search  E.g. What should be the top result for a search on “women’s shoes”?  Known Item should have best matches at the top  More in a moment
  11. 11. Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2014 Debugging • Check the analysis (more in the next slide) • Check for data quality issues • Check your query constructs (slop, boosts, etc.) • Try alternate query representations • (exact match)^100 OR (sloppy phrase match)^50 OR (OR query) • Use Lucene’s explain() or Solr’s &debugQuery
  12. 12. Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2014Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2013 Signal Processing for Search and Discovery • Signals power modern relevance – Clicks, conversions, sharing, history, signatures • LucidWorks 5 makes it easy to capture and leverage signals – Recommendations, analytics, discovery • Simplifies your data workflow • Simplify your operational footprint
  13. 13. Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2014Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2013 Solr Powered Signal Processing • Use Case: eCommerce • Data: – Product catalog (~1.2m items) – Click data (~3.9M clicks)
  14. 14. Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2014Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2013 Metadata • http://www.lucidworks.com • grant@lucidworks.com • @gsingers • Lucene/Solr Revolution – Washington DC, Nov 11-14 – http://www.lucenerevolution.org

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