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Rob K.



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October 22, 2012

What was your first programming language?


What challenges are you looking to solve with search technology?

Make the search interface more friendly to the end-user, by adding semantics to the mix. The ultimate goal is to teach the machine to understand the language of the user, rather then teach the user the language of the machine.

Do you have a particular search technology that you consider "home turf"?

I started on Solr fairly recently and that will keep me busy for a while. I'm exploring UIMA as an infrastructure to add (linguistic) meta data to the index.


I've worked on NLP (mostly in academia) for many years. Always had a special interest in processing noisy data. I discovered Solr end of '12 and realised the opportunities of adding NLP functionality to a mature search infrastructure.

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