First WooCommerce GA with reranking: Cohere’s reranking API and Hugging Face cross-encoder reranking 💪

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=> WPSOLR 23.3 is now offering Weaviate‘s two new reranking modules: Cohere‘s reranker API, but also cross-encoder transformers.

=> Weaviate’s retrieval first phase is based on highly efficient bi-encoder sentence transformers.

=> Reranking is more CPU consuming, especially with cross-encoders, hence is used on a second phase, and only on the first phase retrieved results.

WooCommerce demo comparing a plain bi-encoder retrieval with a cross-encoder reranker:
WPSOLR 23.3:
WPSOLR + Weaviate rerankers:

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