Elastic Tel-Aviv #3

Tel Aviv

Jul 22, 2015, 3:00 – 5:30 PM


About this event

We are happy to announce our third Elastic meetup at Tel-Aviv! We have three exciting talks scheduled for this occasion. 

Many thanks to WeWork Dubnov for hosting us!


* 6.00pm - 6.20pm : Welcome and networking 

* 6.20pm - 6.50pm: Basis Technology talk 

* 6.55pm - 7.25pm: Cellebrite 

* 7.30pm - 8pm: WeAnkor 

* 8pm -8.30pm: Networking


Title: An Elasticsearch Plugin for Simple Fuzzy Name Matching

Normalization is crucial to high quality search results -- who wants irrelevant variations between queries and documents leading to missed hits (e.g., “celebrity” v. “celebrities”)? Normalizing dictionary words works, but what if your application focuses on names? Whether you’re tackling log analysis, e-commerce, watchlist screening or other applications, names are often the key. Can you find “Abdul Jabbar, Karim” if you search for “Kareem AbdalJabar” or “كريم عبد الجبار”?

Applications using Elasticsearch provide some fuzziness by mixing its built-in edit-distance matching and phonetic analysis with more generic analyzers and filters (see example #1 or #2). We’ve tried to go beyond that to provide both better matching and a simpler integration. We use a custom Mapper and Score Function so that linguistic nuances can be handled behind-the-scenes. We’ll talk about how we built this sort of plug-in for Rosette, its customization, and its connection to broader trend of entity-centric search.

Speaker bio: Tsofit Mano Izhar is a Customer Engineer at Basis Technology, responsible for designing solutions and delivering services to adapt text analytic components for a broad range of customer problems. Tsofit has spent the last 7 years in software development. 


Title: Fighting Crime with Elastic and Unstructured Data Analytics

This talk is about how law enforcement organizations use link, text and image analytics for finding crucial evidence in criminal investigations. We will discuss main challenges, best practices and tips for unstructured data analysis and show cool demos.

Speaker bio: Leon Portman has more than 20 years of experience in software development in the following areas: Big Data, Machine Learning, unstructured data analysis.

Previously VP Technology in NICE for 10 years, currently CTO for Cellebrite.

TALK 3 - WeAnkor. 

Title: Cyber Security Data Visualization using Echo

Joola Echo is a cyber security data analytics and visualization service built on top of the ELK stack. Echo extends Elastic and Kibana to introduce real-time features, geo based visualization, dedicated and embedded dashboards and more. During the talk we will review the reason behind choosing ELK, data flow, extending Kibana, tackling real-time visualization and more. The talk will be accompanied with a live demo.

Speaker bio: Itay Weinberger has more than 15 years experience in Software Development and Database Administration. Itay founded Joola 4 years ago to focus on providing specialized services using emerging technologies.

WeWork is the platform for creators. We transform buildings into beautiful, collaborative workspaces and provide infrastructure, services, events and technology so our members can focus on doing what they love. We currently have 30 locations, with 22,000 members and growing.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM UTC


  • Arthur Gimpel


  • Uri Cohen


  • Roy Zanbel


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