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Product Search Engines - vs - Product Recommendation Engines


However similar they may seem in terms of underlying technology, conventional search engines are quite different from product recommendation engines. Behaviour is typically at the center of a recommender system, while it is an added dimension for the search engine.

Amazon rejects AI2's Alexa skill voice-search engine. Will it build one?


Surprisingly, Amazon Alexa doesn't have a good way to search for Alexa skills by voice. You can't say that you want to play word games, need a skill to check airport security wait times, or feel like meditating. Alexa doesn't know what to tell you. Amazon released its own "Skill Finder" skill last year, but it's a bare-bones experience that can only read off the most popular apps in certain vague categories, or list the top or newest Alexa skills. You can't ask it for a skill with a specific use case or functionality.

Learning to Rank Effective Paraphrases from Query Logs for Community Question Answering

AAAI Conferences

We present a novel method for ranking query paraphrases for effective search in community question answering (cQA). The method uses query logs from Yahoo! Search and Yahoo! Answers for automatically extracting a corpus of paraphrases of queries and questions using the query-question click history. Elements of this corpus are automatically ranked according to recall and mean reciprocal rank, and then used for learning two independent learning to rank models (SVMRank), whereby a set of new query paraphrases can be scored according to recall and MRR. We perform several automatic evaluation procedures using cross-validation for analyzing the behavior of various aspects of our learned ranking functions, which show that our method is useful and effective for search in cQA.

SEO For Dummies, 6th Edition - Programmer Books


Packed with tips, tricks, and secrets, SEO For Dummies shows you how to create and maintain a website that ranks at the top of search engines and drives high-volume traffic. Using plain-English explanations and easy-to-follow instructions, this friendly guide helps you come to grips with search engine basicsâ€"what they are, which ones are important, and how to get startedâ€"and build a search-engine-friendly site. SEO is an integral part of getting a site to rank in the various search engines in order to attract potential customers. In the new edition of this bestselling guide to search engine optimization, you'll learn the ins and outs and best practices of successful SEO in order to make your website content more search-engine friendly so that it ranks higher among searches and draws the masses. Covering the latest information on pay-per-click options, using social media to boost your profile, and managing your platform and reputation to positively impact your search engine rankings, this hands-on guide is the fun and friendly place to start learning how to move your site to the top of the rankings.