How We Use Deep Learning to Classify Business Photos at Yelp

“Yelp hosts tens of millions of photos uploaded by Yelpers from all around the world. The wide variety of these photos provides a rich window into local businesses, a window we’re only just peeking through today.

One way we’re trying to open that window is by developing a photo understanding system which allows us to create semantic data about individual photographs. The data generated by the system has been powering our recent launch of tabbed photo browsing as well as our first attempts at content-based photo diversification…”