Multilingual Data & Search: Solving the Common Problems


Apr 16, 2020, 10:00 – 11:00 AM


About this event

This is a virtual meetup occurring at 6:00 PM (Singapore Standard time) (Please use the timezone calculator to find out your local time).

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Multilingual Data & Search: Solving the Common Problems

It’s no secret: multilingual search is hard! Each language is unique. In some languages there is no whitespace between words, in others using the dictionary form of a word is essential to finding more relevant results. Your data can be in one or several languages or even worse, one document can be written in one or more languages. How do you maximize your chances of getting relevant results?

This 35min talk will cover some customer use case and the following challenges:

Keyword search in across languages (special emphasis on processing hard languages with examples from Japanese, Chinese, Korean)

Semantic search in and across languages

Searching for people, organization, locations names in and across languages

Available in default Elastic vs with plug-ins (ex: Rosette)

If you have a specific issue or example you want to see, please shoot us an email ( so we can prepare accordingly.

Declan’s bio:

Declan Trezise is the Director of Applied Engineering for Basis Technology, based out of the UK. He has many years of experience working out the thorniest problems of converting unstructured text into actionable insight, and communicating complex technical concepts to audiences at all levels and walks of life—from international royalty and heads of state to rock stars.

Prior to Basis Technology, he was with’s Government Solutions division, where he delivered the UK’s largest job board, Universal Jobmatch for the Department for Work and Pensions. Before that, he was the face of cybersecurity for BAE Systems Applied Intelligence (formerly known as Detica) as the manager and presenter at the prestigious NerveCentre facility.

Declan trained as a theoretical physicist at the University of Exeter and as a graduate, cut his teeth as a developer across a range of technologies in ‘spooky’ applications from network probes for lawful interception to data retention and querying systems for largest telecommunications companies in Europe.

Jeanne's bio:

Jeanne Le Garrec is International Operations Manager for Basis Technology. For the past 5 years, Jeanne has been building Basis Technology's Partner Program, working with system integrators, resellers and technology providers (like Elastic) around the world. She moved to Singapore 18 months ago where she started developing marketing and business activities in South East Asia. Prior to Basis Technology, Jeanne was working as Operations Manager in a french start-up that specialized in infrastructure optimization using AI. Before that, she managed key partnerships (VMware, HPE, Symantec, Citrix, Cisco...) for a System Integrator focusing primarily on infrastructure automation and orchestration.

Jeanne has a Bachelor's Degree in 'Organizations Management' from ESCEM Business School and a Master's degree in 'International Business' from Sup'Career (INSEEC's co-op program).



We are planning to run regular online meetups, scheduled in the Asia Pacific time zone. We welcome talks on any aspect of data exploration! If you are keen in presenting, just drop us a note or email us at


  • Martin Liu


    Elastic Community Advocate

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