# 06-technical-discussion

umar ıgan

08/03/2023, 6:51 PM
Hi 👋🏻 Has anyone here tried to use vector databases approach to tabular data for recommendation purposes? I am doing an experiment to see if it works well to behave tabular data as embeddings and use facebook faiss to create recommendation. Any examples in this would be appreciated 👍🏽 🙏

Jeng Yang Chia

08/03/2023, 10:59 PM
We just went through this. It doesn't behave well. We ended up using metadata tags in the vector database & combining vector + keyword search Here's a thread with someone else having a similar problem:

umar ıgan

08/04/2023, 9:03 AM
I will check that out, thanks 🙏

Rishi Malhotra

08/04/2023, 5:32 PM
I have worked with langchain for unstructured data and it works fairly well