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london information retrieval meetup

After the success of the past editions, we are happy to announce the seventh London Information Retrieval Meetup, a free evening meetup aimed to Information Retrieval passionates and professionals who are curious to explore and discuss the latest trends in the field.
This time we go fully remote, given the COVID-19 situation and the impossibility of hosting the event live.
The evening will be structured with 1 technical talk followed by a Q&A session with questions from the audience chosen (add your question as a comment to the event!). The meetup will end with a networking session.

You are invited to register : Register here

After a short welcome & latest news speech from our Founder Alessandro Benedetti, we will proceed to the first talk.

Our first speaker is David Pilato, Developer and Evangelist at Elastic:

David Pilato

David Pilato is Developer and Evangelist at elastic and French spoken language User Group creator. In his free time, he likes talking about elasticsearch in conferences or in companies

Enriching postal addresses with Elastic stack

Most of the time postal addresses from our customers or users are not very well formatted or defined in our information systems. And it can become a nightmare if you are a call center employee for example and want to find a customer by its address. Imagine as well how a sales service could easily put on a map where are located the customers and where they can open a new shop…

Let’s take a simple example:

  "name": "Joe Smith",
  "address": {
    "number": "23",
    "street_name": "r verdiere",
    "city": "rochelle",
    "country": "France"

Or the opposite. I do have the coordinates but I can’t tell what is the postal address corresponding to it:

  "name": "Joe Smith",
  "location": {
    "lat": 46.15735,
    "lon": -1.1551

In this live coding session, I will show you how to solve all those questions using the Elastic stack with a lot of focus on Logstash and Elasticsearch.

Questions for the Q&A session will be announced soon.

If you have any burning problem on Information Retrieval, Apache Lucene/Solr, Elasticsearch and Machine Learning Integrations let’s discuss it together!
Add it as a comment to the event, we’ll select the best questions and discuss them live!

Join us for a free evening online event!


Lisa Biella

Lisa Biella is a creative digital marketer, geek at heart who is enthusiastic about technology and how it affects people’s lives.

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