The WordPress.org plugin directory has been significantly rebuilt over the past year and should go live soon (test site). Many from across the WordPress community helped with this effort. I focused on improving plugin search relevancy. This was a great learning experience on how to build more relevant searches for a couple of reasons: There … Continue reading Improving Relevance and Elasticsearch Query Patterns
This week, Boris, Demet, Charles, and Sirin offer pieces on data visualization, deep learning architecture, the "Dirtbag Left," and an obituary for the late Hans Rosling, a man who "had a talent for using numbers to tell exciting stories" -- largely about the world becoming a better place. Enjoy our recommendations below and remember to … Continue reading This Week in Data Reading
Talking with friends last week, many of us sheepishly admitted that we have already "broken" our 2017 resolutions. According to a popularly cited study by Norcross in 2002, only 64% of 150 participants who had made resolutions were able to stick with them beyond a month. A recent Marist poll lists some popular choices for … Continue reading How’s Your New Year’s Resolution Going?
This week, Boris and Charles bring you two new resources for data reading and pose some questions for discussion on how you approach scientific literature, and you detect and deal with bias inherent in your applications. Looking forward to your comments!
Welcome to the third part of our mini-series “Intro to Search.” In my previous posts, I’ve discussed the characteristics of great search results and what a search engine looks like from the inside. But, how do we know if our algorithms actually deliver relevant search results? The answer is, of course, by measurement! There is … Continue reading Intro to Search: Measurement
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As a data scientist, I spend a lot of time analyzing how our users interact with WordPress.com. However, WordPress.com isn’t the only place to gain insight into how people use and talk about our services. Many WordPress.org and WordPress.com discussions take place on social media. Analyzing these discussions can help us understand what our users are … Continue reading A Brand Image Analysis of WordPress and Automattic on Twitter