36 min

Thomas Diggelmann - Behind the Search Bar - Question Answering Redefining AI - Artificial Intelligence with Squirro

    • Technology

Analytical research shows that around 93 percent of all online experiences begin with search. And, this happens because users rarely know what they want! A large proportion may have an idea but search is almost always required - to guide users, to show them what they are looking for and how to retrieve this.

Ask yourself: how do you search for information? Have you ever enclosed a search term within quotation marks to prompt the search engine to search for that specific word or phrase, or used Boolean commands? And, what happens to a query once it enters the search bar? Where does it go and how do we end up with the information we retrieve?

In this episode: Behind the Search Bar - Question Answering, Lauren Hawker Zafer speaks to Thomas Diggelmann about search, the end of search and the kind of technical journey that our search queries go on. As well as this, Thomas introduces Question Answering - the computer science discipline within the field of information retrieval and Natural Language Processing. 

Redefining AI is powered by The Squirro Academy - learn.squirro.com, and hosted by Lauren Hawker Zafer - Head of Training and Education at Squirro. Find out more about Squirro here.

Analytical research shows that around 93 percent of all online experiences begin with search. And, this happens because users rarely know what they want! A large proportion may have an idea but search is almost always required - to guide users, to show them what they are looking for and how to retrieve this.

Ask yourself: how do you search for information? Have you ever enclosed a search term within quotation marks to prompt the search engine to search for that specific word or phrase, or used Boolean commands? And, what happens to a query once it enters the search bar? Where does it go and how do we end up with the information we retrieve?

In this episode: Behind the Search Bar - Question Answering, Lauren Hawker Zafer speaks to Thomas Diggelmann about search, the end of search and the kind of technical journey that our search queries go on. As well as this, Thomas introduces Question Answering - the computer science discipline within the field of information retrieval and Natural Language Processing. 

Redefining AI is powered by The Squirro Academy - learn.squirro.com, and hosted by Lauren Hawker Zafer - Head of Training and Education at Squirro. Find out more about Squirro here.

36 min

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