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. 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 the session, “Hacking Lucene and Solr for Fun and Profit,” Grant Ingersoll, CTO at Lucidworks, will explore the features and capabilities of the latest Lucene and Solr, as well as look at how to (ab)use your search engine technology for fun and profit.
This intermediate level session will take place from 2:50-3:35 on Wednesday, November 6. Click here for more details.
About the Speaker:
Grant Ingersoll (@gsingers) is the CTO and co-founder of Lucidworks as well as an active member of the Apache Lucene community – a Lucene and Solr Committer, and co-founder of the Apache Mahout machine learning project. He is also the lead author of Taming Text from Manning Publications. Grant’s experience includes engineering a variety of search, question answering, and natural language processing applications for a variety of domains and languages. Grant earned his bachelor degree from Amherst College in Math and Computer Science and his master degree in Computer Science from Syracuse University.
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