July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR
Grant Ingersoll

Grant Ingersoll
CTO, Lucidworks

Website | @gsingers

Grant Ingersoll is the CTO and co-founder of Lucidworks as well as an active member of the Lucene community. He is a Lucene and Solr committer, co-founder of the Apache Mahout machine learning project, and a longstanding member of the Apache Software Foundation. Grant’s prior experience includes work at the Center for Natural Language Processing at Syracuse University in natural language processing and information retrieval. Grant earned a B.S. from Amherst College in math and computer science and an M.S. in computer science from Syracuse University. Grant is also the co-author of Taming Text from Manning Publications.


1:40pm–2:20pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
Solve E146
Grant Ingersoll (Lucidworks)
Ever wonder how Watson beat all comers in Jeopardy or how Siri or Google Now work? Thinking about deploying question answering (QA) technology in your application? QA and NLP technology have finally hit the mainstream, and are making information access more powerful every day. The best part? Open source technologies make it easier than ever to build and deploy question answering technology! Read more.
4:10pm–4:50pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
Data Portland 252
Tags: Java
Grant Ingersoll (Lucidworks)
Search engine technology is rapidly evolving from keyword-based lookups, to a highly sophisticated ranking engine capable of incorporating many different features across complex data types. With the latest changes in Solr and Lucene, it is now possible to ask more interesting questions of multi-structured content than ever before, making them indispensable tools in the data science toolbox. Read more.