Senior Search Software Engineer
London, United Kingdom
Alessandro Benedetti is a Senior Search Software Engineer at loveholidays.com. His focus is on information retrieval, information extraction, natural language processing, and machine learning. At loveholidays Alessandro has worked on integrating Apache Solr's Learning To Rank in to the company ecosystem with the aim of improving search result relevancy. Prior to that he designed and developed an Enterprise Semantic Search Engine known as Sensefy using approaches such as Named Entity Recognition at indexing time, advanced autocompletion, and document similarity metrics. When he isn't developing a new system he is presenting the applications of leading edge techniques in real world scenarios at conferences such as ECIR and the Lucene/Solr Revolution.