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Trey is SVP of Engineering @ Lucidworks, co-author of Solr in Action, founder or Celiaccess.com, researcher/ public speaker on search, analytics, recommendation systems, and natural language processing.

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The Future of Search and AI

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Below is my closing keynote from Activate 2018 (The Search and AI conference), held in Montreal, Canada October 15-18, 2018. Slides: https://www.slideshare.net/treygrainger/the-future-of-search-and-ai Video:

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How to Build a Semantic Search System

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

If you’ve been to my talks in recent years, you’ve probably heard me present on many of the different components needed to build a Semantic Search system. This year, we got open source versions of several of those components committed to the Apache Solr project (i.e. the Solr Text Tagger, Semantic Knowledge Graph, and Statistical […]

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Today I gave a really fun presentation at the Southern Data Science Conference entitles “Search for Meaning: The Hidden Structure in Unstructured Data”. While I always try to leave people who attend my talks with some new knowledge or insight, this presentation is probably the most philosophical of all the presentations I’ve given before. A […]

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Search Relevance is my favorite topic to focus upon within the search and information retrieval domain. As such, I was elated when I found out that the team at Open Source Connections was putting together a conference this year called “Haystack” focused entirely on Relevance. I was honored to be invited to talk on the […]

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I was invited to give a guest lecture today to the Furman University Big Data: Mining and Analytics (CSC272). Special thanks to Dr. Kevin Treu, department chair of Furman’s Computer Science program for the invite. We had a great time diving into the many different kinds of data mining and analytics used by search and […]

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The Apache Solr Semantic Knowledge Graph

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

This year’s Lucene/Solr Revolution was held in Las Vegas, and was a blast as always. I had to fortune to present on the Apache Solr Semantic Knowledge Graph. The Semantic Knowledge Graph is a project that I was able to work on with my team while I was at CareerBuilder, and which CareerBuilder subsequently agreed […]

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Last night I had the opportunity to speak at the Greenville Data Science & Analytics Meetup on “Building Search & Recommendation Engines“. It was a great opportunity to present a general introduction to Apache Solr, Search Engines, Relevancy, Recommendations, and generally building intelligent information retrieval systems. I appreciated the level of interest and insightful questions […]

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I had a blast at the Southern Data Science Conference yesterday in Atlanta, GA, where I presented a talk titled “Intent Algorithms: The Data Science of Smart Information Retrieval Systems”. This was the first year the conference was held, and it’s already clear already that is going to hold the title as the preeminent Data […]

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The Apache Solr Smart Data Ecosystem

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

I had a blast last night at the DFW Data Science Meetup presenting on “The Apache Solr Smart Data Ecosystem.” There’s so much going on in the Apache Lucene/Solr world around data intelligence and relevancy, and we had so many questions and great discussion along the way, that the presentation and discussion nearly 3.5 hours! […]

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I was a panelist today for the South Big Data Hub’s open panel on Text Data Analysis. The event was geared toward researchers and companies working on text mining in any sector. Topics discussed included web-scraping, semantic web, analysis tools in R and Python, the benefits of open source search engines such as Solr and […]

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