By Alfredo Serafini

Where do you begin with Apache Soir? we might recommend with this e-book, which assumes no past wisdom and takes you step through cautious step via the entire necessities, placing you at the highway in the direction of profitable implementation.


  • Learn to exploit Solr in real-world contexts, no matter if you're not a programmer, utilizing easy configuration examples
  • Define uncomplicated configurations for looking out information in numerous methods on your particular context, from feedback to complicated faceted navigation
  • Teaches you in an easy-to-follow kind, choked with examples, illustrations, and tips on how to go well with the calls for of beginners

In Detail

With over forty billion websites, the significance of optimizing a seek engine's functionality is essential.

Solr is an open resource company seek platform from the Apache Lucene undertaking. Full-text seek, faceted seek, hit highlighting, dynamic clustering, database integration, and wealthy rfile dealing with are only a few of its many positive factors. Solr is very scalable due to its dispensed seek and index replication.

Solr is written in Java and runs as a standalone full-text seek server inside of a servlet box reminiscent of Apache Tomcat or Jetty. Solr makes use of the Lucene Java seek library at its middle for full-text indexing and seek, and has REST-like HTTP/XML and JSON APIs that make it usable with hottest programming languages. Solr's strong exterior configuration permits it to be adapted to many varieties of program with no Java coding, and it has a plugin structure to help extra complex customization.

With "Apache Solr Beginner's advisor" you are going to how you can configure your individual seek engine adventure. utilizing genuine info for instance, you could have the opportunity to begin writing step by step, basic, real-world configurations and comprehend whilst and the place to undertake this technology.

"Apache Solr Beginner's consultant" will commence by means of letting you discover an easy seek over actual info. you are going to then wade through a step by step description that offers you the opportunity to discover a number of useful positive factors. on the finish of the e-book one can find how Solr is utilized in assorted real-world contexts.

Using information from public domain names like DBpedia, you are going to outline a number of diverse configurations, exploring the most attention-grabbing Solr positive aspects, comparable to faceted seek and navigation, auto-suggestion, and wealthy rfile indexing. you can find the right way to configure diverse analysers for dealing with varied info forms, with no programming.

You will study the fundamentals of Solr, concentrating on real-world examples and functional configurations.

What you'll study from this book

  • Understand what's full-text seek and a faceted navigation are and while to take advantage of them
  • Install and use Solr for testing
  • Write your individual configurations for the Solr index incrementally and try them with the Solr net UI
  • Learn easy methods to try a Solr working example utilizing cURL with diversified codecs, like XML, JSON, and so on
  • Construe your facts and outline the entities to be listed in Solr
  • Examine textual content and make auto-suggestions
  • Index facts utilizing quite a few codecs and diverse information assets, and the right way to reveal info in a number of formats
  • Start utilizing Solr in contexts like Open facts and associated Data
  • Use Solr for increasing your info with assets from public, recognized wisdom bases


Written in a pleasant, example-driven layout, the booklet comprises lots of step by step directions and examples which are designed that can assist you start with Apache Solr.

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It's indeed Solr that automatically returns the faceted result using the current search keywords and criteria and shows us how many documents have the same value for a certain field. You may note that we have used an example of a user interface to give an introductory explanation for the service behind. This is true, and we can use faceted results in many different ways, as we will see later in the book. It's easy to index data using Solr: for example, we can send data using a POST over HTTP, or we can index the text and metadata over a collection of rich documents (such as PDF, Word, or HTML) without too much effort, using the Apache Tika component.

Listing all fields names with CSV output Listing all field details for a core Exploring Solr for Open Data publishing Publishing results in CSV format Publishing results with an RSS feed Good resources on Solr Query Syntax Pop quiz Summary 5. Extending Search Looking at different search parsers – Lucene, Dismax, and Edismax Starting from the previous core definition Time for action – inspecting results using the stats and debug components What just happened? Looking at Lucene and Solr query parsers Time for action – debugging a query with the Lucene parser What just happened?

This is a simple and effective way to play with our examples, which we will use in the next chapters too. Understanding Solr Apache Solr is an open source Enterprise Java full-text search server. It was initially started in 2004 at CNET (at that time, one of the most well-known site for news and reviews on technology), then it became an Apache project in 2007, and since then it has been used for many projects and websites. It was initially conceived to be a web application for providing a wide range of full-text search capabilities, using and extending the power of the well-known Apache Lucene library.

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