Lucidworks Fusion 1.3 Now Available

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Noob* Notes: Log Analytics with Fusion

Fusion Dashboards are a powerful tool for analyzing search logs over Fusion collections. A Fusion Dashboard has one or more controls which take search terms as inputs and one or…
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Speak at Revolution 2015: Call for Papers open through May 8

As 2015 whizzes by (seriously, March where did you go?), the team at Lucidworks is busy preparing for another exciting Lucene/Solr Revolution, the largest conference dedicated to open source Lucene/Solr,…
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When the mapping gets tough, the tough use JavaScript

Fusion pipelines are composed of stages. Fusion has more than two dozen pipeline stages which provide ready-made components for parsing, transforming, modifying, and otherwise enriching documents and queries, as well…
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Mixed Signals: Using Lucidworks Fusion’s Signals API

One of my favorite features in Lucidworks Fusion is the Signals API – a RESTful, flexible, easily implemented mechanism for capturing interesting user events.


Random Rants from the Search Curmudgeon

“I went through the usual stages: imp, rascal, scalawag, whippersnapper. And, of course, after that it’s just a small step to full-blown sociopath.” ― George Carlin, Brain Droppings Hi, Search…
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Solr Suggester

Solr Suggester How would you like to have your user type “energy”, and see suggestions like: Energa Gedania Gdansk Energies of God United States Secretary of Energy Kinetic energy The…
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Hubble Sees a Horsehead of a Different Color

Thoughts on “Search vs. Discovery”

“Search vs discovery” is a common dichotomy that is used in discussions about search technology, where the former is about finding specific things that are either known or assumed to…
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Infographic: 15 Years of The Apache Software Foundation

How a few optimistic webmasters changed the Web forever.


Parsing and Indexing Multi-Value Fields in Lucidworks Fusion

Recently, I was helping a client move from a pure Apache Solr implementation to Lucidworks Fusion.  Part of this effort entailed the recreation of indexing processes (implemented using Solr’s REST…
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