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Lucene Overview Part One: Creating the Index

Introduction I’ve recently been working with the open source search engine Lucene. I’m no expert, but since I have just pored through some rather sparse documentation and migrated an application from a very old version of Lucene to the latest version, 2.4, I’m pretty clear on the big picture. The documentation for Lucene leaves a bit to the imagination, so ...

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“Did you mean” feature with Apache Lucene Spell-Checker

Google’s “Did you mean” feature After making an introduction to Lucene in a previous post, now it is time to take it up a notch and create a more sophisticated application. You are most surely familiar with Google’s “Did you mean” feature (other search engines support this too). Here is an example of that: Lucene SpellChecker Subproject This feature can ...

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An Introduction to Apache Lucene for Full-Text Search

In this tutorial I would like to talk a bit about Apache Lucene. Lucene is an open-source project that provides Java-based indexing and search technology. Using its API, it is easy to implement full-text search. I will deal with the Lucene Java version, but bear in mind that there is also a .NET port available under the name Lucene.NET, as ...

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