Managing Search Relevancy using the Querqy open source library


Jul 19, 2017, 10:00 PM – Jul 20, 2017, 1:00 AM


About this event

Open source search engines like Elasticsearch and Solr provide features to manage search relevancy, such as synonyms and Solr's query elevation component. However, they still cannot completely keep up with some of the commercial search software products in this field. For example, moving documents that contain a certain query-dependent term to the top/bottom of the search result list, query-dependent filters and proper scoring for query-time synonyms are common search management features of commercial search solutions, but they are either missing or problematic in Elasticsearch and/or Solr.

The Querqy library was created in the context of migrating an e-commerce search application from a commercial search engine to Solr to overcome these problems. While Querqy was developed with Solr in mind, development for an Elasticsearch version has started recently. In his talk, René will give an introduction to Querqy for Solr. He will also show how Querqy is being ported to Elasticsearch and discuss features that will soon be available in Querqy for Elasticsearch.

About our speaker

René Kriegler has worked as a search consultant for ten years, mainly focussing on Solr/Lucene-based solutions. He has a background in software development and linguistics. René maintains the Querqy open source library.

Event Schedule

6pm - Networking, eat pizza, drink beer

6.30pm - Welcome to Elastic User Group DC by Salar Rahmanian

6.35pm - Managing Search Relevancy using the Querqy  by René Kriegler

7.30pm - Announcements, people looking for jobs, people looking to hire, recruiters looking to hire (in this order please)

7.40pm - more networking, eat pizza, drink beer 

8pm - End of event

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July 19 – 20, 2017
10:00 PM – 1:00 AM UTC


  • Subash Thota

    Community Organizer

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