Chapter 1. Neural search

This chapter covers

  • A gentle introduction to search fundamentals
  • Important problems in search
  • Why neural networks can help search engines be more effective

Suppose you want to learn something about the latest research breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. What will you do to find information? How much time and work does it take to get the facts you’re looking for? If you’re in a (huge) library, you can ask the librarian what books are available on the topic, and they will probably point you to a few they know about. Ideally, the librarian will suggest particular chapters to browse in each book.

That sounds easy enough. But the librarian generally comes from a different context than you do, meaning you and the ...

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