CHAPTER 5

Daniel Tunkelang

LinkedIn

Daniel Tunkelang is the Head of Search Quality at LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the Internet. Started in 2003, LinkedIn has grown to more than 300 million members in over 200 countries—a growth rate that exceeds two new members joining the service per second. LinkedIn’s massive and ever-increasing scale makes the ability to find professionally relevant information and other professionals within the LinkedIn ecosystem more critical and more data-intensive. Building and maintaining the search capability to deliver the requisite user experience pose significant challenges given the size of the data involved, the specificity of search entities, the disambiguation of data, and the required ...

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