Peter Buch

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Search Master
General Dynamics Information Technology

Peter has provided search engine consulting services to the US EPA since 2000.  He worked in the commercial software and applications fields starting in 1982, including the Documaster mainframe search engine, and developed an SGML/XML search engine for searching literature collections from UNC, UC-Irvine and Oxford. Peter earned a B.A. in English and Music from the University of Virginia and an M.S. in Information Science from the University of North Carolina.

Peter Buch is speaking at the following session/s

Improving the Search User Experience: Migrating from GSA to Fusion at the EPA

Wednesday | 2:20PM - 3:00PM | Jefferson West

Learn how the US Environmental Protection Agency switched from the Google Search Appliance to Lucidworks Fusion, and specifically strategies for replacing features like entity recognition, metadata search, and best bets. Hear about the evaluation and relevance tuning process, ongoing efforts to improve search experience, and our plans for the future.

Attendees will gain insight into the challenges of changing their search environment to that of Lucidworks Fusion, Lucidworks Fusion tools, as implemented at the EPA, and techniques for improving the user experience.

Anyone who wants to learn about some of the tools Lucidworks Fusion offers, about approaches to recreating some tools that were available in the Google Search Appliance, those interested in techniques for using search analytics to improve the user experience.

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