• The thud test: Measuring OpenSearch Documentation

    Fri, Nov 11, 2022

    When I first started my career as a technical writer about 20 years ago, success was measured by the volume of content produced. Back then, everything was printed and bound. When you dropped a stack of paper on a desk or the ground, it would make an audible thud. The theory went that the louder the thud, the more content...

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  • Adding new distributions to the OpenSearch Project

    Mon, Oct 31, 2022

    Starting with OpenSearch version 1.3.2 for 1.x, and 2.0.0 for 2.x, OpenSearch has expanded its artifacts into multiple distributions, including TAR, Docker, and RPM. Looking back, it has been a challenging and exciting journey to get here.

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  • From the editor's desk: OpenSearch Project voice and tone

    Wed, Oct 26, 2022

    In the first installment of our From the editor’s desk series, we focused on the OpenSearch Project and inclusion, a subject that is foundational to who we are and how we talk to each other as a community. For the second installment, we’d like to focus on another subject related to community interaction: voice and tone.

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  • Learn-to-Rank with OpenSearch and Metarank

    Tue, Oct 25, 2022

    Metarank is an open-source secondary ranker that can perform advanced search results by reordering the results with a LambdaMART learning to rank (LTR) model. In this post, we’ll discuss why and when an LTR approach to ranking may be helpful and how Metarank implements LTR on top of OpenSearch.

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  • OpenSearch automated build system is now live

    Mon, Oct 24, 2022

    The OpenSearch Project deployed automated build, test, and release infrastructure that supports the end-to-end lifecycle of public distributions with the launch of OpenSearch 2.3.0. This includes the migration of OpenSearch Gradle check workflows that are run on every PR merge to the public infrastructure. Community members can now view logs by accessing the build infrastructure to understand the current state...

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