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The online marketplace for cars wanted to improve search for users by adding full-text and voice search, as well as advanced search with specific options. We built a system application using Machine Learning and NLP methods to process text queries, and the Google Cloud Speech API to process audio queries. This helped greatly improve the user experience by providing a more intuitive and efficient search option for them.

2x

faster service

15%

CX boost
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About the client

The leading online car marketplace serving private sellers and over 10,000 dealers across the United States, connecting buyers with all makes and models of vehicles for sale in close proximity.

Tech stack

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Python
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Pandas
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Pyspark
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TensorFlow
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PostgreSQL
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Hadoop

Challenges & solutions

Challenge

To add a full-text and voice search for users across the entire platform.

Solution

Server application as an optimal solution for the marketplace.

Challenge

To transform the search into an advanced search with a specific structured view according to specific parameters: condition, mileage, price, body style, make, model, seller type, transmission, exterior color, etc.

Solution

Tool which in the process of receiving user queries automatically divides them into two corresponding groups:
- Text Queries - natural language processing #NLP using Machine Learning models. The text is cleaned up, the key elements of the query are identified, and the final result is rendered. The average processing speed is less than 100 ms;
- Audio Queries - natural language processing NLP using the Google Cloud Speech API application.

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Technically proficient and solution-oriented.

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Brian Bowman

President Carsoup, automotive online marketplace

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Free consultation

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Discovering and feasibility analysis

One of our core values is flexibility, hence we work with either one page high level requirements or with a full pack of tech docs.  

In Data Science, there are numerous models and approaches, so at this stage we perform a set of interviews in order to define project objectives. We elaborate and discuss a set of hypotheses and assumptions. We create solution architecture, a project plan, and a list of insights or features that we have to achieve.
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Solution development

The work starts with data gathering, data cleaning and analysis. Feature engineering helps to determine your target variable and build several models for the initial review. Further modeling requires validating results and selecting models for the further development. Ultimately, we interpret the results. Nevertheless, data modeling is about a process that requires lots of back and forth iterations. We are result focused, as it’s one of our core values as well.
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Solution delivery

Data Science solutions can be a list of insights or a variety of different models that consume data and return results. Though we have over 15 years of expertise in data engineering, we expect client’s participation in the project.  While modeling, we provide midterm results so you can always see where we are and provide us with feedback. By the way, a high-level of communication is also our core value.
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Support and continuous improvement

We understand how crucial the solutions that we code for our clients are! Our goal is to build long-term relations, so we provide guarantees and support agreements. What is more, we are always happy to assist with further developments and statistics show that for us, 97% of our clients return to us with new projects.

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