Enterprise search has been around for at least several tech generations, and you can bet that many users today would barely recognize the technology of yesteryear. Think back to when search was just thought of as a box on a web site, where now it has morphed into technology that can automatically discover and deliver information in ways that can move markets, catch bad guys, prepare for disasters, even improve or save lives through medical research. In the days leading up to the Lucene/Solr Revolution Conference (we’re just one week away) we’ll spotlight some of the many new uses for this much evolved technology category. In preparation, today we’re listing sessions at this year’s event – and a few from years past – that focus on some of those modern use cases across vertical industries.

Next Generation Electronic Medical Records and Search: A Test Implementation in Radiology: Presented by David Piraino, M.D., Chief Imaging Information Officer, Imaging Institute Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Clinic & Daniel Palmer, Chief Imaging Information Officer, Imaging Institute Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Clinic

State Decoded: Empowering The Masses with Open Source State Law Search: Presented by Douglas Turnbull, Search and Big Data Architect, OpenSource Connections

Using Solr/Lucene to Build Advertising Systems: Presented by Hideharu Hatayama, Rakuten, Inc.

Building big social network search systems using Lucene: Presented by Aleksey Shevchuk, Lead developer, odnoklassniki.ru

Real-time Search at Yammer: Presented by Boris Aleksandrovsky, Yammer, Inc (2011)

Highly Relevant Search Result Ranking for Large Law Enforcement Information Sharing Systems: Presented by Ronald Mayer, Forensic Logic (2011)