Richard B.



Member since:

December 13, 2010

What search engines/technologies do you work with?

Xapian, Hadoop, Lucene, Solr, ElasticSearch,

What search-related topics would you like to know more about?

Want to keep up-to-date with how people are using search applications. I'm particularly interested at present in machine learning for improving ranking algorithms, and how to effectively evaluate algorithms with minimal data.


Hi, I'm Richard Boulton. I work on open source search applications, doing consultancy and development, based just outside Cambridge. I was one of the original Xapian developers, and have been working on this sort of thing for around 13 years, now.

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