Twenty years later: how the «Yandex» has become not only a search engine

© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikova in photobacteria with symbols of search engines. Archival photoTwenty years later: how the «Yandex» has become not only a search engine© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikovite the image Bank

Russia is the only country where a local search engine to date, managed to defend the market before «Google» into a full-fledged market competition. «Yandex» today are 56.2 per cent of Russians.

Despite the fact that the company is leading in its initial segment, it continues to discover new industry. It helps that, despite its volume, it managed to maintain the features characteristic of start-UPS — flexibility and high-speed implementation of solutions.

«We see that the results shows our algorithm is better than «Google» — says the Director of technology Michael Parahin. In comparison with the previous algorithm, the search coverage in the texts of the documents has increased two orders of magnitude».

An important role in creating the «Queen» played platform Yandex.Cleanup. This is a service that hosts the job analysis and the assessment of content. Formerly, the number of assessors — people who evaluate the extent to which the proposed search results match the query was about a thousand. Cleanup is a platform where anyone can participate for a fee. Its creation has allowed to increase the number of lay judges to a million people. This greatly accelerated machine learning that was used when writing the algorithm for a new search.

«Alice» and «Queens», captures information not only by key words but understands the meaning of the phrase here was used similar technology. The developers claim that in addition to the duty questions about the weather and traffic, with the assistant you can talk.

According to parachini, «Alice» strive to recognize, does the user need some specific information — for example, the height of mount Everest, the weather in the city, the result of a football match — or he just wants to talk.
«She can ask any question, but while «Alice» sometimes answer questions,» admits Parahin. Another problem is that the Russian language issue and the assertion differ only in intonation. That’s why, when during his visit to «Yandex», Vladimir Putin asked «Alice», «You’re not hurt?», — she took it as approval and said «OK, I will consider». However, the creators believe that this is a temporary flaw that can be corrected through machine-learning techniques.

«We’ve actually created a new form of public transport — personal — said khudaverdyan. — It is needed everywhere, whether it’s Moscow, St. Petersburg or Yekaterinburg. We satisfy the human need to be able to use a car but it was cheap.» For savings customers «Yandex» introduces the possibility of joint trips (e.g. to the airport), so each passenger can reach the destination much cheaper than before.

But the company not only tries to expand and to make the service convenient for people. «We think that years through five-seven, we live in a world where travel unmanned vehicles and it will not surprise anyone,» — said khudaverdyan. In «Yandex.Taxi» I hope that in a year, users will be able to ride in a driverless car — but not yet in every town and on every street. At the initial stage of the project driving will remain the driver who at any moment can take over yet to apply fully unmanned vehicles in Russia there is no relevant legislation.

Three years ago was founded the Faculty of computer science, created with the support of «Yandex». In the first set the number of the Olympiad, wishing to arrive here was more than the planned number of budget places because of what the University had to expand the quota. In addition, a few universities, there are master’s programs created in cooperation with «Yandex».

The oldest project of Yandex School of data analysis — since it all began ten years ago. This is the last stage in the education system offered by the company. Students are taught already the senior students, most of whom will become employees of the company. During its existence the School has prepared and issued more than 600 developers, analysts, and scientists.

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