By Alfredo Serafini

Where do you begin with Apache Soir? we might recommend with this e-book, which assumes no past wisdom and takes you step through cautious step via the entire necessities, placing you at the highway in the direction of winning implementation.


  • Learn to exploit Solr in real-world contexts, no matter if you're not a programmer, utilizing easy configuration examples
  • Define easy configurations for looking out facts in different methods on your particular context, from feedback to complex faceted navigation
  • Teaches you in an easy-to-follow variety, packed with examples, illustrations, and the right way to swimsuit the calls for of beginners

In Detail

With over forty billion web content, the significance of optimizing a seek engine's functionality is essential.

Solr is an open resource company seek platform from the Apache Lucene venture. Full-text seek, faceted seek, hit highlighting, dynamic clustering, database integration, and wealthy record dealing with are only a few of its many positive aspects. Solr is extremely scalable because of its dispensed seek and index replication.

Solr is written in Java and runs as a standalone full-text seek server inside of a servlet box equivalent to Apache Tomcat or Jetty. Solr makes use of the Lucene Java seek library at its middle for full-text indexing and seek, and has REST-like HTTP/XML and JSON APIs that make it usable with preferred programming languages. Solr's robust exterior configuration permits it to be adapted to many sorts of program with out Java coding, and it has a plugin structure to help extra complex customization.

With "Apache Solr Beginner's advisor" you'll configure your personal seek engine event. utilizing genuine facts as an instance, you have got the opportunity to begin writing step by step, basic, real-world configurations and comprehend while and the place to undertake this technology.

"Apache Solr Beginner's consultant" will begin through letting you discover an easy seek over genuine information. you are going to then plow through a step by step description that offers you the opportunity to discover a number of sensible positive factors. on the finish of the e-book one can find how Solr is utilized in diverse real-world contexts.

Using facts from public domain names like DBpedia, you are going to outline numerous varied configurations, exploring essentially the most attention-grabbing Solr beneficial properties, reminiscent of faceted seek and navigation, auto-suggestion, and wealthy rfile indexing. you will see that easy methods to configure varied analysers for dealing with varied info kinds, with out programming.

You will examine the fundamentals of Solr, targeting real-world examples and useful configurations.

What you are going to study from this book

  • Understand what's full-text seek and a faceted navigation are and whilst to exploit them
  • Install and use Solr for testing
  • Write your personal configurations for the Solr index incrementally and try out them with the Solr net UI
  • Learn the right way to try out a Solr working example utilizing cURL with various codecs, like XML, JSON, and so on
  • Construe your info and outline the entities to be listed in Solr
  • Examine textual content and make auto-suggestions
  • Index info utilizing a number of codecs and numerous info assets, and the right way to reveal facts in a variety of formats
  • Start utilizing Solr in contexts like Open facts and associated Data
  • Use Solr for increasing your information with assets from public, recognized wisdom bases


Written in a pleasant, example-driven structure, the e-book contains lots of step by step directions and examples which are designed that can assist you start with Apache Solr.

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Highlighting results to improve the search experience Time for action – generating highlighted snippets over a term What just happened? Some idea about geolocalization with Solr Time for action – creating a repository of cities What just happened? Playing more with spatial search Looking at the new Solr 4 spatial features – from points to polygons Time for action – expanding the original data with coordinates during the update process What just happened? Performing editorial correction on boosting Introducing the spellcheck component Time for action – playing with spellchecks What just happened?

Now it's done, and I have to thank all the people from Packt Publishing who have worked hard on this project, and for their huge patience in tolerating my bad attitude with schedules, formatting, and weird errors. I am thankful to them for their kindness and for always giving me the best suggestions. All the responsibility for some disjointed phrase, or some errors that survived the revisions, should be attributed only to me. I also want to thank all the people on the Solr or Lucene mailing list.

Greg has also written for the Linux Pro magazine. He lives with his two sons in Salisbury, MA. I'd like to thank my friends and family for their love and inspiration that keeps me grounded, but always inspires me to reach for the stars. Param Sethi is a software developer with more than eight years of experience in designing, architecture, and developing highly scalable Web applications with a user base of more than half a billion. She has worked in backend and middle layer technologies for most of her career.

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