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Posts By: Preethi Bhat

PROBLEM

When customers search for inventory at Hotwire, we want to present them with results that are relevant and meaningful. This will help the customers get to the inventory they are looking for faster and in turn power the growth of the business by impacting suppliers’ ability to push available inventory. Feature testing at Hotwire and Expedia has proven that sort is a very powerful lever to drive the business as a majority of the purchases are made from the top results. The sorting infrastructure at Hotwire was strongly coupled to a rule based system that limited the speed of iteration and the complexity of sorting models that can be tested. We wanted to solve the…

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