New edition of top-selling book on the new version of Lucene the core
open-source technology behind most full-text search and "Intelligent Web"
When Lucene first hit the scene five years ago, it was nothing short of
amazing. By using this open-source, highly scalable, super-fast search engine,
developers could integrate search into applications quickly and efficiently.
A lot has changed since then search has grown from a "nice-to-have" feature
into an indispensable part of most enterprise applications. Lucene now powers
search in diverse companies including Akamai, Netflix, LinkedIn,
Technorati, HotJobs, Epiphany, FedEx, Mayo Clinic, MIT, New Scientist
Magazine, and many others.
Some things remain the same, though. Lucene still delivers high-performance
search features in a disarmingly easy-to-use API. Due to its vibrant and diverse
open-source community of developers and users, Lucene is relentlessly improving,
with evolutions to APIs, significant new features such as payloads, and a
huge increase (as much as 8x) in indexing speed with Lucene 2.3.
And with clear writing, reusable examples, and unmatched advice on best
practices, Lucene in Action, Second Edition is still the definitive guide to
developing with Lucene.
Completely revised and updated to current Lucene 2.3 APIs.
Practical coverage, like how to index MS Word, PDF, HTML, and XML.
Full introduction to Intelligent Web topics like smart searching, sorting,
, one of the original Lucene in Action authors, is a committer on the
Ant, Lucene, and Tapestry open-source projects, and coauthor of Manning's
award-winning Java Development with Ant.
Otis Gospodnetic is a coauthor of the first edition of Lucene in Action. He has
been involved with Lucene since 2000 and is also an active member of Apache
Solr, Nutch, and Mahout development teams, as well as Lucene Project
Management Committee. Otis is a founder of Sematext, a software development
and consulting company focused on Lucene, Solr, Nutch, and Hadoop.
Michael McCandless has been building search engines for over a decade. In 1999
he founded iPhrase, a startup providing enterprise search software written in
Python and C. When IBM acquired iPhrase in 2005, he became interested to
Lucene and started contributing patches, becoming a committer in 2006 and a