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Jake Mannix on Recommendation Systems, Physics, and the Best Answer to Our Questions Yet
5th September 2018 • Data Driven • Data Driven
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In this episode, Frank and Andy talk to Jake Mannix, an accomplished data engineer who has had an amazing career.


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Notable Quotes

Frank heartily recommends Head Strong ([00:50])
It takes a lot of time to fly from Farmville to India… ([2:40])
Audible is a sponsor! ([04:00])
Jake is a Chief Data Engineer for LucidWorks ([06:15])
Jake describes a cool Systems Development Cycle… ([10:00])
… and compares and contrasts with Customer Service and Product Engineering. ([12:00])
Sometimes this cycle works “too good!” ([13:10])
Learn more about Lucene. ([15:00])
We now search by typing questions. Not terms. ([15:40])
More about Query-Intent Classification… ([17:10])
“How Do I Do Brain Surgery” – Google Search ([18:25])
Smart search is based on closed loop analysis of “who clicks on what.” ([19:30])
One example of public search datasets: Google Trends. ([21:30])
What is a garage-door opener? ([22:00])
“We expect a lot from search these days.” ([26:10])
Searching Amazon for garage door. ([26:40])
“Data is their foundation.” ([28:00])
“I’m a data engineer.” ([31:00])
“Math is fun but it’s 5% of the work.” What is most of the work? Data cleansing. ([31:20])
On tensors… ([31:40])
Jake likes to run long distances over mountains! ([33:10])
Jake thinks self-driving cars will be cool. ([37:30])
Jake shares his encounter with the Moonies, which wins the Something Different About Yourself segment (to date). ([39:35])
Jake and his daughter like to listen to audio books. ([43:20])
Learn more about Jake on LinkedIn! ([44:00])
Jak helped build LinkedIn‘s search engine! ([44:44])
Check out the LucidWorks blog. ([45:00])