Expedia starts testing natural language travel search Big Data-style
Expedia is quietly working on its own semantic search platform. A sandbox site, YourVisit, is up and running for testing.
It’s not just startups trying to capture the mood for developing natural language and semantic search in travel – Expedia is quietly working on its own platform.
The project is being run out of a new research and development department within Expedia Affiliate Network and is currently aimed at providing partner sites with the early stages of natural language search using the mounds of data collected elsewhere around the Expedia portfolio.
A sandbox site, YourVisit, is also up and running for testing (EAN admits it is a bit rough around the edges, but is in place purely for demonstration and beta purposes).