As a developer building an app then you know how important a good search experience is. Apache Solr, built on Apache Lucene, is a popular open source enterprise search server that easily delivers powerful search and faceted navigation features that are elusive with databases. Solr supports complex search criteria, faceting, result highlighting, query-completion, query spell-check, relevancy tuning, and more.
“Apache Solr 4 Enterprise Search Server” is a comprehensive reference guide for every feature Solr 4 has to offer. It provides high value information for the reader, from installation and calibration to development and deployment of Solr. By using a large set of metadata on artists, releases, and tracks courtesy of the MusicBrainz.org project, you will have a testing ground for Solr, and will learn how to import this data in various ways. You will then learn how to search this data in different ways, including Solr’s rich query syntax and “boosting” match scores based on record data.
This book also covers various deployment considerations to include indexing strategies and performance-oriented configuration that will enable you to scale Solr to meet the needs of a high-volume site.
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