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Ansgar Gruene • Location: Theater 7 • Back to Haystack 2023
… and both are 0.14 from the keyword "summit". This talk describes how we use semantic vectors to improve the discovery experience of our online travel marketplace. We apply such text-based embeddings for recommendations, ranking, and ad optimisation. The applied algorithms have evolved over time, starting with a slightly twisted application of word-2-vec to fine-tuning pre-trained BERT models on our own data. We will try to share helpful advice from the application side like how we applied simple vector arithmetics to improve results.Download the Slides
Ansgar Gruene, Ph. D., is a Senior Data Scientist at GetYourGuide in Berlin. His work focuses on ML approaches to improve the users search and discovery experience on the platform. He holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Computer Science and has several years of experience as Backend Engineer and Data Scientist in the travel industry.