At Lucene/Solr Revolution in Dublin, Mikhail Khludnev, Principal Engineer at Grid Dynamics, will present the deep-dive session, “Lucene Search Essentials: Scorers, Collectors, and Custom Queries.” His team is building a next generation eCommerce search platform for a major an online retailer with challenging business requirements. Turns out, the default Lucene toolbox doesn’t ideally fit for those challenges. Thus, the team had to hack deep into the Lucene core to achieve their goals. They accumulated a deep understanding of Lucene search internals and want to share their experience.

Mikhail will start his presentation with an API overview, and then look at essential search algorithms and their implementations in Lucene. Finally, he will review a few cases of query customization, pitfalls, and common performance problems.

This intermediate level session will take place from 10:35-11:50 on Thursday, November 7. Click here for more details.

About the Speaker:

Mikhail Khludnev works for Grid Dynamics, a Silicon Valley company building eCommerce platform solutions and engineering services for tier-1 eCommerce companies. He plays the technical lead role on the eCommerce Search team, paying close attention to core search algorithms, system design, and performance. Mikhail has made contributions to the Lucene codebase and has spoken at Lucene conferences for the last three years.

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