Building a Self-Learning Search Engine

Manos Tsagkias, Wouter Weerkamp
2016 Proceedings of the 39th International ACM SIGIR conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval - SIGIR '16  
904Labs B.V. was founded in 2014 by Wouter Weerkamp, Manos Tsagkias, and Maarten de Rijke to commercialize state-of-the-art search engine technology. 904Labs' strategic product is a selflearning search engine for online retailers, which uses some of the most recent scientific developments in machine learning and search engine evaluation. 904Labs has raised about 200K in funding and has signed pilots with large international and national companies. Since its start, 904Labs has grown with two
more » ... lopers and two experienced business people. In this presentation we tell how to go from research to business and the challenges it brings along?
doi:10.1145/2911451.2926728 dblp:conf/sigir/TsagkiasW16 fatcat:g7ee6uq7ifb4ndbbzoup6zkake