Jon Bratseth
Jon Bratseth

The Singaporean government deploys state of the art semantic search

The Singaporean government has deployed Vespa to search every word ever said in their Parliament.

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Credit: The Singapore Government Pair Search

Why are systems like this so important?

A good decision is an informed one.


The heart of a good RAG system is a good search engine to retrieve the relevant data chunks for ingestion.

The combines both document and chunk level embeddings with text features into a single ranking to achieve superior quality:

pair search process

Credit: The Singapore Government Pair Search

Many teams are racing to make use of these new methods, but the Singaporean government may have been first to put them in production! Color us impressed.

The blog post from the team contains lots of informative detail - read it here.