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Machine Translation
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Going the Distance — Edit Distance 3

How do you normalize Edit Distance? Some simple ideas to get useful numbers about the changes in your text.

By: Silvio Picinini
Machine Translation
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Going the Distance — Edit Distance 2

If you change a sentence, should you see the characters or words that changed? Edit Distance is back to help you figure this out.

By: Silvio Picinini
Machine Translation
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Going the Distance — Edit Distance 1

What is Edit Distance? How could it be used to measure quality? Find out the basics about this simple metric used for Machine Translation.

By: Silvio Picinini
Testing
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Measuring Success with Experimentation

Tips from eBay's Experimentation Science team on how you can best leverage A/B tests to measure the success and health of your product.

By: Tianlin Duan
Deep Learning
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Explainable Reasoning over Knowledge Graphs for Recommendation

Incorporating knowledge graphs into recommender systems has attracted increasing attention in recent years. By exploring the interlinks within a knowledge graph, the connectivity between users and items can be discovered as paths, which provide rich and complementary information to user-item interactions. Such connectivity not only reveals the semantics of entities and relations, but also helps to comprehend a user’s interest. However, existing efforts have not fully explored this connectivity to infer user preferences, especially in terms of modeling the sequential dependencies within and holistic semantics of a path. We have developed a new model named Knowledge-aware Path Recurrent Network (KPRN) to exploit knowledge graphs for recommendation.

By: Canran Xu, Dingxian Wang, Hua Yang and Xiaoyuan Wu
Computer Vision
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Interactive Visual Search

Interactive visual search with user feedback helps buyers find the perfect item and while enjoying the exploratory journey.

By: M. Hadi Kiapour, Robinson Piramuthu and Shuai (Kyle) Zheng
Computer Vision
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Seven Tips for Visual Search at Scale

We present seven tips for visual search at scale, based on our KDD 2017 paper titled "Visual Search at eBay."

By: Fan Yang, M. Hadi Kiapour, Qiaosong Wang and Robinson Piramuthu

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Spotting new trends and reporting on metrics only scratches the surface of what our data science and analysts do each day. Here, you can identify new opportunities to make a global impact. Gain insights from raw data and leverage the information for future growth. Work closely with a variety of teams and be a part of the reinvention of the commerce industry.

Computer Vision
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Beyond Logos and Patterns: How We’re Training eBay’s AI to Understand Brands

We’re researching how to recognize brands using computer vision by training our AI to look beyond logos and iconic patterns.

By: M. Hadi Kiapour and Robinson Piramuthu
Computer Vision
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ModaNet: A Large-scale Street Fashion Dataset with Polygon Annotations

Searching for an ideal dress or pair of shoes sometimes could be challenging, especially when you do not know the best keywords to describe what you are looking for. Luckily, the emerging smart mobile devices provide an efficient and convenient way to capture those products of interest in your photo album. The next natural thing is letting an ecommerce app like eBay figure it out for you.

By: Fan Yang, M. Hadi Kiapour, Robinson Piramuthu and Shuai (Kyle) Zheng