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London Information Retrieval Meetup December 2020

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 … Continue reading London Information Retrieval Meetup December 2020

Explaining Learning to Rank Models with Tree Shap

Introduction A common problem with machine learning models is their interpretability and explainability.We create a dataset and we train a model to achieve a task, then we would like to understand how the model obtains those results. This is often quite difficult to understand, especially with very complex models. In this blog post, I would … Continue reading Explaining Learning to Rank Models with Tree Shap

London Information Retrieval Meetup June

After the very warm reception of the first year, the fifth London Information Retrieval Meetup is approaching (23/06/2020) and we are excited to add more details about our speakers and talks!The event is going to be fully remote (given the COVID-19 situation) and free! You are invited to register : https://www.meetup.com/London-Information-Retrieval-Meetup-Group/events/270905716/ Our second speaker is … Continue reading London Information Retrieval Meetup June

Online Testing for Learning To Rank: Interleaving

If you have read Part 1 of this blog post, you should know by now how many fantastic things can be done with online testing! In particular, the advantages that interleaving brings with respect to A/B testing, but you are still waiting for the answer to a question: how to implement it? Let's see together … Continue reading Online Testing for Learning To Rank: Interleaving

The Importance of Online Testing in Learning to Rank – Part 1

You have just trained a learning to rank model and you now want to know how it performs. You can start by looking at the evaluation parameters returned by the train on the test set, but you are still not sure of which will be the impact in using it in a real website. This … Continue reading The Importance of Online Testing in Learning to Rank – Part 1