Discovery Weekly Update for the week starting 2017-09-04

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Discovery Weekly Update for the week starting 2017-09-04

Chris Koerner-2
Hello,
A few updates this week from across the Discovery team.

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== Discussions ==
* Paul conducted a cartographic review of the new map styles for the
Design team on 6 Sep 2017.

=== Search ===
* Gehel updated logstash to stop deploying custom elasticsearch
plugins that are no longer used and did a rolling restart of
elasticsearch/logstash [0]
* David upgraded an extra plugin as part of the upgrade to elastic 5.5.x [1]
* Erik turned on a third test for the Search Relevance Survey (graded
by humans), the test is expected to take a week. [2]
* Erik trained MLR models for all wikis with >= 1% of search traffic,
in preparation for AB test next week
* Erik investigating potential memory leaks in MLR model training
which makes training for large wikis (de, en) error prone


=== Portal ===
* Jan fixed a bug where the typeahead wasn't working for a single character [3]
* Jan also updated the Wikipedia portal statistics and translations on
6 Sep 2017 [4] [5]

=== Maps ===
* Gehel finished up reimaging the maps-test servers [6]


[0] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T174933
[1] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T174652
[2] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T175046
[3] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T173885
[4] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T128546
[5] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T142582
[6] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T169011

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[1] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/query/qW51XhCCd8.7/#R
[2] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/query/5KEPuEJh9TPS/#R

Yours,
Chris Koerner
Community Liaison
Wikimedia Foundation

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