Does London Fashion Week Really Get Heads Turning On The High Street?Read more
As London Fashion Week draws to an end today, we thought it would be fun to take a look at data from one of the world’s largest fashion retailers to see if this huge fashion event actually influences real…
This Valentine’s Day… did your search experience fill your customers with love?Read more
Gifting days can often be a nightmare for people who are desperately looking for the right present. While there is a high purchase intent this is often accompanied by a bewilderment about what to buy that can lead to…
How to set up Synonyms using Synonimize & Play APIRead more
Good use of synonyms is essential for providing a positive search experience. In this article we take a quick look at when and how you implement them with our Synonymize feature.
How eCommerce search has evolved with our changing behaviour onlineRead more
Search tools have become the favourite way for most customers to find products in an online store. Where, when, and how that tool is accessed and interacted with now determines whether or not a user will stay in a…
Gradient Descent: An Algorithm for Deep Learning OptimisationRead more
Optimisation algorithms, used to minimise a cost function against training data, are the cornerstone of many mathematical methods, from simple curve fitting to deep machine learning.
Related Tags: A Design PerspectiveRead more
Related tags do exactly what they say. They show suggested terms associated with a search query. They’re especially helpful when users struggle to generate specific queries, leading to more accurate results and greater findability.
Related tags may also be used…
How to enhance your search experience using Related TagsRead more
Related Tags are a great tool to help users to articulate a more specific query. They provide refinement suggestions that are inferred through collaborative filtering (i.e. from user search sessions).
Related Tags are a more playful approach to refining an original…
How to monitor the age of your AWS credentials, using Terraform, Go, AWS Lambda and SlackRead more
Not so long ago, the world relied on machines that had to be managed and provisioned manually. Luckily for us developers, the past couple of years have seen a new wave of technologies become the new standard. I’m talking…
Promoting search results through the Boost featureRead more
BOOST- Promote the products you want in search
The Boost feature in your Playboard is very a powerful tool, in fact, probably the most frequently used one among search merchandisers.
Boosts allow you to promote products in search; that is, to…
Dear Retailers: Give the gift of empathy this ChristmasRead more
The Christmas tree is up, tinsel decorates the living room and a fire blazes beautifully in the background. The presents start to mount under the tree as we near yuletide; the time for giving, the time for joy and…
eDisMax: Query Parser — A parser to be going mad for?Read more
Want to find what you’re looking for? Welcome to parser-dome, search warrior! For Solr to return the results you expect, you need your queries to have an understandable syntax. Depending on the parser you use to transform raw queries…
Research Reveals Consumers Want Better Tailored Experiences Built on Trust and TransparencyRead more
Earlier this year we commissioned a piece of international consumer research to explore the behaviours and expectations of modern shoppers in our core markets – the UK and Spain. We wanted to understand what consumers value in an online...
Tales from the trenches: getting EmpathyBroker ready for Black FridayRead more
Black Friday is no joke in the eCommerce world, especially in the engineering domain. It’s the busiest day of the year for almost any eCommerce brand out there, so it creates a series of technological and human challenges like…
How to design effective data visualisationsRead more
The value of data and data visualisations
Whether you’re writing an email, checking your tweets, streaming some music, or Googling life’s most important questions, such as “Can dogs see colours?”, these routine online actions generate large amounts of data. Usually,…
6 tips to improve onsite search in Mercadona OnlineRead more
Last week, I enjoyed reading ¿Por qué no hay SEO en Mercadona Online? or ‘Why is there no SEO on Mercadona Online?’. I sincerely applauded Jose Tarheel for openly sharing key insights on Mercadona’s product roadmap and digital strategy….
The Quest for the Holy Grail: “eCommerce Search Happiness”Read more
Is it possible to achieve Search Happiness?
As with everything in life, well ok almost everything, when you have something big to solve, the best solution is to follow the path of the partitioning algorithm.
Above the noise: detecting anomalies in normal signalsRead more
At EmpathyBroker we use a variety of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to evaluate and monitor the performance of search.
Data visualizations: Why you should be using a two-layer architectureRead more
Creación de visualizaciones de datos independientes del marco utilizando D3 y TypeScript
Synonyms in Solr I — The good, the bad and the uglyRead more
Synonyms is one of the most used tools in search as it allows users to manually fix boolean relevancy problems by being able to expand upon terms based on their equivalence. Using synonyms allow users to find documents through…