Searching with Solr

Eng. Giuseppe Becchi, Wikido events portal founder, will hold a technical seminar about SOLR on Monday 2013 July 8 at Media Integration and Communication Center entitled “Searching with Solr”.

Apache Solr

Apache Solr

Abstract: What is Solr and how it came about.

  • What is Solr and how it came about.
  • Why Solr? Reliable, Fast, Supported, Open Source, Tunable Scoring, Lucene based.
  • Installing & Bringing Up Solr in 10 minutes.

Solr is the popular, blazing fast open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. Its major features include powerful full-text search, hit highlighting, faceted search, near real-time indexing, dynamic clustering, database integration, rich document (e.g., Word, PDF) handling, and geospatial search.

During the meeting, we’ll see how to: install and deploy solr (also under tomcat)

  • configure the two xml config files: schema.xml and solrconfig.xml
  • connect solr to different datasource: xml, mysql, pdf (using apach tika)
  • configure a tokenizer for different languages
  • configure result scoring and perform a faceted and a geospacial search.
  • configure and perform a “morelikethis” search

Material: it is recommended to participate bringing a PC with the Java 1.6 or greater and Tomcat installed. The tutorial file that will be used during the seminar can be downloaded at (the solr-4.3.1.tgz file)

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