Our Transition to Machine Learning in Search Ranking to Match Customers and Professionals

By: Mark Andrew Yao

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Why Transition to Machine Learning

Framing the Search Ranking Problem

Making the Transition

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A simplified view of the Side-by-Side tool. Between the two rankers, we can see that the 3rd result on the left moved up to become the 1st result on the right. We can also see that it’s likely due to the change in p_contact_model_output.

Further Improving the Model

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