Query Understanding and Ecommerce

Yesterday, I had the privilege to deliver a “last lecture” at eBay, where I have been working with the query science team for nearly 6 years. I took the opportunity to deliver an opinionated presentation on topics like relevance and desirability, query similarity, query specificity, and the duality of queries and results. I have embedded the presentation below.

Most of all, I want to thank Aritra Mandal and Zhe Wu for giving me this incredible opportunity to return to my roots as an applied researcher, pushing the boundaries of search science. I am deeply grateful to you both, and excited to see what you and your colleagues will do next.

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