Robert Elwell is a search expert living in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he currently works for Wikia. He has an M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied machine learning, information retrieval, and discourse parsing. Robert has implemented Lucene- and Solr-based search solutions for Offers.com, Staff.com, and Wikia. Robert’s enthusiasm for a variety of topics in web application development and computational linguistics are documented at his personal website, http://robertelwell.info.