A brief history of retail search

Since the dawn of ecommerce in the end of the nineties, online retailers have coined a famous “If they can’t find ‘em, they can’t buy ‘em” motto, which stands today as fresh as ever. Online shoppers have a lot of choices, and their patience is getting ever shorter: they expect instant, precise, relevant and personalized search results closely matching their buying intent.

Over the last two decades retail web search engines have made quite a journey to meet this expectation. In this blog post, we will track the history of retail web search from its roots in general-purpose full text search engines to current, state-of-the-art, deep learning-based semantic vector search.

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