Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Time: 15:40 – 17:20

Address: The Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

SIGIR is the major international forum for the presentation of new research results and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques in information retrieval. At a time of exceptional growth in the importance of search technologies, the world’s leading information retrieval experts from academia and industry will converge on Dublin from 28th July to 1st August for SIGIR 2013.

The conference consists of five days of papers, posters, tutorials, workshops and demonstrations focused on research and development in the area of IR, as well as social events at major landmarks in Dublin.

Abstract: Apache Lucene and Solr are the most widely deployed search technology on the planet, powering sites like Twitter, Wikipedia, Zappos and countless applications across a large array of domains. They are also free, open source, extensible and extremely scalable. Lucene and Solr also contain a large number of features for solving common information retrieval problems ranging from pluggable posting list compression and scoring algorithms to faceting and spell checking. Increasingly, Lucene and Solr also are being (ab)used to power applications going way beyond the search box. In this talk, we’ll explore the features and capabilities of Lucene and Solr 4.x, as well as look at how to (ab)use your search engine technology for fun and profit.

Presenter: Grant Ingersoll, CTO, Lucidworks

Register today.