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Erik Hatcher

Poor man's "entity" extraction with Solr

My work at LucidWorks primarily involves helping customers build their desired solutions.  Recently, more than one customer has inquired about doing “entity extraction”.  Entity extraction, as defined on Wikipedia, “seeks…
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ApacheCon: Search, Big Data, and the Cloud

Ahhh…. ApacheCon!   It’s that time again, and in one of America’s finest cities (Portland, Oregon).  Location and quality content, you can’t beat that.  If you’re active in the “big data”,…
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"Solr in Action" book – early access

Exciting news…. a new book, “Solr in Action” has arrived covering Solr 4!   The book is co-authored by two extremely knowledgeable folks, Trey Grainger and Timothy Potter.  Both of these…
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Solr 4 and SolrCloud at Open Source Search Conference

Come join us at the Open Source Search Conference on Oct. 1-2 in Chantilly, VA.  LucidWorks will be delivering both a tutorial and a conference talk.  Here are the details:…
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Custom security filtering in Solr

Dec. 6, 2012: A code update was made for Solr 4.0 (see commented section in AccessControlQParserPlugin.java below) Yonik recently wrote about “Advanced Filter Caching in Solr” where he talked about…
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Indexing with SolrJ

Two popular methods of indexing existing data are the Data Import Handler (DIH) and Tika (Solr Cell)/ExtractingRequestHandler. These can be used to index data from a database or structured documents…
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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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The Rich Web Experience

I’ll be speaking at the upcoming Rich Web Experience conference in Ft. Lauderdale, presenting an “Introduction to Solr”, “Solr Recipes”, and “Lucene for Solr Developers”.  I’ll be tying all of…
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Lucene in Barcelona, in Action

EuroCon is rapidly approaching.  I’m working on refreshing our Lucene training and updating it to Lucene 3.4.  Almost there!  As part of my effort I came to the (duh!) enlightenment…
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Lucene and Solr 3.4.0 Released

The Apache Lucene community has just released Lucene 3.4.0 and Solr 3.4.0. You can read the official announcements here and here. There are several juicy additions, but also a critical…
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