Dogfooding. Cobbler’s shoes. Whatever you want to call it, there’s nothing like building a real application on your own product to see the good, bad, and ugly of your own code. In this talk, we’ll walk through SearchHub, Lucidworks’ community powered site for Apache and other open source projects that indexes hundreds of different public data sources to showcase Fusion and Solr capabilities ranging from the simple (search, faceting) to the complex (Word2Vec, Recommenders, Random Forests). The talk will highlight key integration points between Spark and Solr and how they are leveraged to do search, recommendations, and machine learning on email and user feedback. We’ll also cover some interesting crawling use cases as well as how to leverage Fusion’s experiment management framework to run multi-arm bandit tests.
Grant Ingersoll is the CTO and co-founder of Lucidworks, co-author of Taming Text, co-founder of Apache Mahout and a long-standing committer on the Apache Lucene and Solr open source projects. Grant’s experience includes engineering a variety of search, question answering, and natural language processing applications for a variety of domains and languages. He earned his B.S. from Amherst College in Math and Computer Science and his M.S. in Computer Science from Syracuse University.