10 years of automated category classification at solute GmbH

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Welcome to the Karlsruhe Data Science Meetup.

Being in the price comparison business, solute's mission is to make
sense of product data. Crucial to fulfilling that mission is figuring
out the category of each offer. We tackle this problem with Machine
Learning algorithms for over 10(!) years now.

We want to invite you to a journey through our history of building,
maintaining, and modernizing our category classification system.
Starting from back in the days where people used blackberry phones and
scikit-learn wasn't even invented yet. You will learn about the rise of
our SVM classifier, well motivated decisions leading to a successful
system that just needed some tweaking over the years — until this
approach didn't suffice any more. We will share our most interesting
mistakes, misconceptions and design flaws and how we plan to move
forward with our rework of the solute Machine Learning infrastructure
and the introduction of a Neural Network based category classifier. No
previous knowledge of Machine Learning algorithms is required.

You'll meet other enthusiastic data scientists, who walk similar paths
in their companies, having alike experiences and challenges their are
willing to share, ready for interesting discussion. Last but not least:
There will be beverages and food!

See you soon!

Are you and your company interested to present how you apply data
science in your projects? We're always interested to learn about
exciting projects and like to give you the opportunity to share your
experiences with our group. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the
organizers of this meetup.


Zeppelinstraße 15, 76185 Karlsruhe

entrance is in front of the DM drugstrore entry in the rear of the

public transport

You can take the bus 60 and leave at the stop "Sinner (Zeppelinstraße)"
or take the S-Bahn/Train to Karlsruhe West and walk 5 minutes or take
the tram to "Kühler Krug" and walk about 10 Minutes.

by car

take the B10 (Südtangente) and take exit "Grünwinkel/Bannwaldallee"