Monthly Archives: December 2011

LucidWorks Enterprise latest version 2.0.1 released!

LucidWorks Enterprise 2.0.1 is an interim bug-fix release. We have resolved a couple of critical bugs and LDAP integration issues. The list of issues resolved with this updates are available…
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Why Not AND, OR, And NOT?

I really dislike the so called “Boolean Operators” (“AND”, “OR”, and “NOT”) and generally discourage people from using them. It’s understandable that novice users may tend to think about the queries they want to run in those terms, but as you become more familiar with IR concepts in general, and what Solr specifically is capable of, I think it’s a good idea to try to “set aside childish things” and start thinking (and encouraging your users to think) in terms of the superior “Prefix Operators” (“+”, “-“).

Options to tune document’s relevance in Solr

Working at Lucid Imagination a customer once asked me about how they could modify the score of the documents in Solr in order to get most relevant results higher in…
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Dallas JavaMUG December 14th 2011

The next JavaMUG meeting is on December 14th 2011. Erik Hatcher from Lucid Imagination will be presenting at the event. He will talk about Apache Solr, its features and benefits….
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Apache Mahout user meeting – slides and videos are available!

The first San Francisco Apache Mahout user meeting was held on November 29th 2011 at Lucid Imagination head quarters in Redwood City.  The 3-hour session hosted 2 talks followed by…
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CV Ruby Enthusiasts Group-SOLR: Searching on Lucene with Ruby

Last minute mention, in case you happen to be in the Central VA area (Richmond and surrounding areas) tomorrow night… I’ll be discussing Solr and the latest greatest techniques folks…
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