Big-data powerhouse – citypath.com: a self sustaining content directory

The advent of cloud-computing, big-data processing technology, and noSQL ecosystems, have enabled the design and development of automated self-sustaining systems.

One such example is citypath.com – a self-sustaining showcase local directory designed and developed by a team of of Israeli experts. This product combines cloud-computing infrastructure, big-data processing tech, noSQL ecosystem, machine learning, NLP and an admittedly ugly design (a bit of self irony is always good) to enable an automated system to continually generate and serve quality up-to-the-moment content without any human intervention:

  • 100% of the listings (over 60k), including description texts, are continually being generated and published automatically by the system
  • The system is self-sustaining requiring no human intervention. The showcase site on which the platform is deployed as has reached a PR5 rating
  • Due to the high quality and usefulness of the content, Google is picking up and indexing the listings as original content, and the site remains unaffected by Panda or Penguin
  • The system is platform-agnostic and can be used to serve all 4 screens (desktop, smart phones, tablets, smartTVs)

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