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  • Feb 10, 2017
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Engineering Shop the Look on Pinterest

Wonjun Jeong

Wonjun Jeong is a software engineer on the Action team

This week we announced Shop the Look, a new way to shop and buy products inside home and fashion Pins. With more than 150 million people discovering billions of ideas every month on Pinterest, and fifty-five percent using the app to shop and plan purchases, we wanted to make it easier than ever to go from inspiration and action.

Pinterest engineering blog

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  • Feb 7, 2017
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Introducing the future of visual discovery on Pinterest

Dmitry Kislyuk

Dmitry Kislyuk is the engineering manager of the Visual Search team

Our mission at Pinterest is to help you discover and do things you love. Under the hood, we’re powering a visual discovery engine with 100B ideas saved by 150M people around the world. Today we’re introducing three new visual discovery products–Lens, Instant Ideas and Shop the Look–that turn any image into an entry point to finding more ideas. 

Pinterest engineering blog

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  • Jun 28, 2016
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Introducing automatic object detection to visual search

Dmitry Kislyuk

Dmitry Kislyuk, software engineer, Visual Search team

When we launched visual search last year, we gave a first look at what’s possible when you use images as search queries. Now, more than 130 million visual searches are done every month, as people search for the objects, styles and colors they see in Pins and get related recommendations. It’s a whole new kind of search, and a technological challenge. 

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  • May 28, 2015
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Building a scalable machine vision pipeline

Kevin Jing

Kevin is an engineering manager on the Visual Discovery team. He previously founded Visual Graph, a company acquired by Pinterest in January 2014.

Discovery on Pinterest is all about finding things you love, even if you don’t know at first what you’re looking for. The Visual Discovery engineering team at Pinterest is tasked with building technology that will help people to continue to do just that, by building technology that understands the objects in a Pin’s image to get an idea of what a Pinner is looking for.

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  • Feb 6, 2015
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Discover Pinterest: Search and Discovery

Kevin Jing

As we continue to focus on making search improvements and building a discovery engine, we recently invited members of the local search communities to Pinterest for a Discover Pinterest event. Hugh Williams joined a few Pinterest engineers to keynote the event and share insights he’s learned from over two decades in the field.

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