Stretching natural language search by example, who does it best?

A few weeks ago I went online and rated some of the most popular sites for how well they do with natural language search. I wrote about the experience and even came up with a grading system and in the end most of the sites did fairly well.

On LinkedIn I was challenged by Magnus to do a more exhaustive example :

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So I did!

I didn’t do “rucksacks” but instead did: “young girls blue dress shoes under 20 dollars“. That’s a pretty complex sentence if you break it apart. Because we have “dress” in there I, am expecting some really interesting results. In this exercise I tested the following sites:

  • Amazon
  • Wal-Mart
  • eBay
  • Target
  • Google
  • JC Penny
  • Zappos

You will have to watch the video to see how the different sites do.

I decided to do a video blog this time because I think the results are better visually. I did most of the results live and you can tell from my expressions most of them I am seeing for the first time.

If you feel like you have the best online natural language search then send me a note or reply here and I will share your sites experience with my readers and viewers!  I am always excited to see really good eCommerce implementations so please share.

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