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.

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 bit of a dive into linguistic theory, some search theory, some graph theory, and some fun examples demonstrating fundamental mistakes and deep insights into what it takes to build software and algorithms that can truly learn from and understand the immensely rich relationships found in what has historically been referred to as just “unstructured” data.