deep learning Articles

Image Quality Assessment and why TripAdvisor cares about it

Imri Sofer posted April 30, 2019
TripAdvisor has embarked on a mission: To make every image on our website amazing. This is not an easy task. We have 1 million points-of-interests (POIs) on our website, from the Grand Canyon to Hoover Dam, and more than 200,000 bookable experiences, from speed-boat rentals in Miami to goat yoga in Snohomish, WA (yep, we have it!). As you can imagine, sifting through the tens of millions of images our…
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Personalized Recommendations for Experiences Using Deep Learning

Peimeng Sui posted March 26, 2019
As the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor provides a platform for billions of users to research, book, and review their trips across the world. Our Experiences business provides travelers a collection of over 160,000 bookable experiences, from canoe rentals in the Everglades to entrance ticket to the Eiffel tower. The fast-growing user and product spaces pose a significant challenge for us: how to match users with experiences that are relevant…
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Improving TripAdvisor Photo Selection With Deep Learning

Gregory Amis posted November 18, 2017
The newly redesigned TripAdvisor.com emphasizes traveler photos throughout the site, but not all of these photos are useful in every situation. Deep Learning networks provide an excellent opportunity for us to improve our users’ experience by highlighting the most attractive and useful photos for varying presentation contexts. This post will discuss our approach for gathering training data, developing a model, and scaling it up to over 110 million photos and…
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