Monthly Archives: August 2011

Indexing rich files into Solr, quickly and easily

This past weekend I presented yet another “Rapid Prototyping with Solr” presentation, this time back in the saddle with the No Fluff, Just Stuff symposium in Raleigh, NC. I intentionally…
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Apache Lucene Innovation, coming to a conference near you.

With the approach of Apache Lucene Eurocon in Barcelona in October, and Apachecon NA 2011 in Vancouver in November, it’s no surprise that the open source movers and shakers are…
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First Melbourne Solr Meetup, August 31

Down under? Then check out the first Melbourne area Solr Meetup on August 31 at 5:30PM. Hosted by our friends at Springsense/DiUS, this meeting will feature speakers including Craig Rees…
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Running Solr as a Service on Linux

Let’s install Solr as a service on Linux. I’m using Ubuntu 11.04 First download the latest version of Solr from (3.3 as of this writing): Extract the compressed zip…
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Charlottesville, VA meetup

If you’re in the central VA, or even in the northern VA / DC area, come join us for the inaugural “Charlottesville Solr and Lucene Meetup”. Charlottesville is home to…
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Solr Powered ISFDB – Part #11: Using DisMax

This is part 11 in a (never ending?) series of articles on Indexing and Searching the data using Solr.

When we left off last time, we had used a domain specific biasing function to improve the order of our results so popular Authors and Titles surfaced at the top of results. Today we’re going to look at using DisMax to make further improvements.