Erica Lesyshyn

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Principal Software Engineer
EBSCO Information Services

Erica Lesyshyn is a Principal Software Engineer at EBSCO Information Services. She leads advancements in search technologies, focusing on the development of high quality solutions for point-of-care practitioners. She specializes in critical discovery within the medical domain, designing holistic solutions to improve precision. Her expertise includes semantic search, paid search, geo-fencing, real-time bidding, and demographic targeting.

Erica Lesyshyn is speaking at the following session/s

Query Intelligence: Understanding User Intent

Thursday | 10:45AM - 11:05AM | Jefferson West

Healthcare professionals are often crunched for time and need immediate access to the latest evidence-based clinical research and treatments. Over a million new journal articles are published annually and approximately 16% of the key information that guides practice can be expected to change each year. EBSCO Health's Search Team applies user intent analysis to increase precision and reduce the time to answer critical medical questions. Learn how our recommendation engine dynamically generates search optimization plans based on user intent. We will discuss how we leverage implicit and explicit indicators to customize our matching and ranking criteria at runtime.

Attendee Takeaway
This discussion will explore the challenges of understanding user intent in the medical domain. I will discuss the plug-n-play nature of the architecture and how the components are leveraged to build recommendations. The audience will gain insight into how define runtime search strategies.

Intended Audience
This discussion is for anyone looking to improve precision.

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