July 2019 Articles

Query Understanding At TripAdvisor

Robert Hall posted July 11, 2019
Search is an important tool for navigating TripAdvisor.  The current implementation requires the user to specify a search query and optionally a “geo-scope” which prioritizes results which are within the specified country or city.  On the search result page we display a relevance ranked list of locations and other content, like forum posts, users, travel guides etc. This approach has a few problems, the first of which is that users…
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