I am working on a social media type app and I need semantic search implemented. I see there are a couple of blog posts on Algolia website about semantic search but I can’t find whether Algolia has that capability or not.
Essentially I like to search the index given a phrase and get relevant set of posts back. Not looking for textual comparison.
Thanks for following up! Our semantic offering, NeuralSearch is in private beta with its first customers as we speak!
It’s currently a manual setup process, so we can only bring a few customers into the program, but we are hoping to open it up wider very soon!
In the meantime, you can make sure Aura Health is ready! NeuralSearch’s semantic understanding is based on training a model on search and (most importantly) click data for your existing search application.
To be a candidate for the beta, make sure your search application is capturing click data for search results. If you’re using InstantSearch, this means wiring in our Insights middleware, or importing the click events from an external tool like Google Tag Manager or Segment: