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Spell correction at eBay


Spell correction is an important feature in any information retrieval system to ensure good user experience. In this talk, we will talk about eBay’s spell correction mechanism. We will delve into details such as building language models, error models, data sources and evaluation process.


Utkarsh is a research scientist in the search technology group in eBay with expertise in relevance, recall and recommendation. As part of eBay, he has worked on range of problems such as automatic query rewrites, entity recognition, structured data, detecting abusive buyers etc. His research interest lies broadly in the areas of information retrieval, pattern recognition and applied machine learning.