Moonlite RamblingsPosted by Lydia Vasilyeva 2 years, 4 months ago in Advantage Price Explorer / 3 comments
We are pleased to announce a second release of Advantage Price Explorer (http://advantageprices.com). The new release includes:
The first part of every development effort is a proof of concept (POC) to demonstrate the concept and prove it possible. Since it’s built quickly and with a specific goal of showing the user, the back-end doesn’t get much love. It is usually minimal, just enough to get the POC to run.
A common problem in eCommerce when dealing with catalogs from multiple vendors is slight variations of manufacturer name. As trivial as it sounds, it presents a significant problem with training of categorization models, item grouping and linking products to external catalogs.
A common problem in eCommerce when dealing with product catalogs from multiple sellers is slight variations of manufacturer name. As trivial as it sounds, it presents a significant problem with categorization and classification of products, grouping of similar products/items, enriching the product attributes with standard data (eg. desc, pictures) through 3rd party catalog enrichment sources and representation of products/items for easy finding/shopping
Not even 10 years ago, if you brought up some open source solutions in a sales pitch to the government you wouldn’t be taken seriously. No one really considered open source software as a viable solution and didn’t want to risk their enterprise on picking a solution that they thought were supported by a bunch of “amatuer developers”. After all, why would a solid developer write the code for free instead of charging for it and why would any serious company invest capital into writing code that they would then give away for free?
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