Evolution of Yelp search to a generalized ranking platform

Umesh Dangat • Back to Haystack 2019

Elasticsearch forms the backbone of Yelp's core search.

The Learning to Rank elasticsearch plugin is one of the key tools that has transformed the Yelp Search team from serving linear ranking models only on the search page to powering a business ranking platform that serves all business recommendation applications across Yelp.

This talk will detail how Yelp's search engineers enhanced LTR plugin such that it would not only solve Yelp's current search needs but also enable future ranking use cases at Yelp.

Umesh Dangat