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How Big Data Powers Search!

  • Feb 19, 2014 · 6:30 PM

Ever wonder how search engines return results so quickly? Join us for an engaging evening behind the search bar... !

In this presentation, Kranti will walk us through the evolution of Comcast's search platform and discuss how the platform processes and uses Big Data to provide innovative products to millions of users. Kranti will also touch on the technologies he uses to achieve results with Big Data, including Apache Lucene/Solr, MongoDB & Hadoop.

How does Comcast know what you want to watch before you do? How does Kranti's team place 1 million titles at your fingertips? What does Comcast do with the data it collects about you?

Kranti Parisa is Lead Engineer at Comcast's Search and Discovery group, co-author of a new book on Solr, and a frequent contributor to the Apache Solr community. Join us for an eye-opening evening!

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  • Simon L.

    What a wonderful presentation! Thanks for Kranti bringing us the practical experience in big data and search engine in Comcast. I had to leave earlier to catch the train back to Baltimore, so I didn't have chance to ask Kranti a few questions about how they handle the relevance and ranking. Do you improve the scoring function from Lucene? The ranking is only based on the score or using more other features? Of course the questions is more about search engine rather than big data.

    February 20, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes we have very complex relevance rules, so we do custom collectors and scorers in the solr query pipeline/lifecycle.

      1 · February 20, 2014

    • Simon L.

      Kranti, thanks for the clarification!

      1 · February 20, 2014

  • Stephanie M.

    Very interesting talk, just a bit over my head (with the technical jargon) at times.

    February 20, 2014

  • Simon L.

    I am very interested in the topic search engine as well as big data. And I am new to this meeting. Could any one provide the parking or traveling information to me? I am coming from north Baltimore. Thanks!

    February 18, 2014

    • Jon

      Thanks simon --- the meetup is in downtown dc after work so perhaps consider taking the train from Baltimore. Looking forward to meeting up!

      February 18, 2014

    • Simon L.

      Thanks for you guys information.

      February 18, 2014

  • Ann V.

    Help - can someone let !e in - am at 8405 door! The!!!

    February 18, 2014

    • Ann V.

      Oops! Wrong Meetup page! Never mind.... :-) av

      February 18, 2014

  • Ajmeet

    I am interested in big data analytics as well as crowd sourcing. My knowledge is very basic and I look forward to an enriching experience.

    January 25, 2014

    • Jon

      Great, Ajmeet - looking forward to learning more about your interests. See you soon!

      January 28, 2014

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