Amazon Preference ranking Algorithm

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It’s interesting how everytime I search for products on Amazon, the search engine seems to understand me and immediately lists out suggestions that are highly related to my choices.

Therefore, I want to do some research on its ranking algorithm.

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Contrary to the algorithm to count views on Youtube, the algorithm to rank results are open to publish. The key take-away here is the how the node system and how query works.

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There are many positions opening for the team to continue developing the personalization of the products suggestions.

What is left unclear is how Amazon/ A9 collects the queries for the products. Furthermore, the format of the items in the queries also matters. The gap could be filled by asking a software engineer or a data analyst to see how machines could retrieve items in a set of data.

Sources:

http://www.selfpublishingreview.com/2016/04/mythbusting-the-amazon-algorithm-reviews-and-ranking-for-authors/

https://www.amazon.jobs/en/teams/personalization-and-recommendations?base_query=&loc_query=&job_count=10&result_limit=10&sort=relevant&team_category%5B%5D=personalization-and-recommendations&cache

https://www.a9.com/whatwedo/product-search/

Graphics taken from devian art

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