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Implement a Solr-Based Search Engine on Your Website, With Packt’s New Book

09.27.2009
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Packt is pleased to announce Solr 1.4 Enterprise Search Server, a new book that helps developers optimize their website for high volume web traffic with full-text search capabilities. Written by David Smiley and Eric Pugh, Solr 1.4 Enterprise Search Server is a practical reference guide that provides complete guidance on how to use this incredibly powerful tool effectively.

Solr is an Open Source enterprise search server based on the Lucene Java search library. Solr can be integrated with a host of technologies such as Java, JavaScript, Drupal, Ruby, XSLT, PHP, and Python. Beyond keyword search, Solr provides users with an enhanced search experience through features such as highlighting search results, spell-corrections, auto-suggest, phonetic matching, and most importantly, faceting. Faceting provides aggregate counts of distinct field values which is especially useful in e-commerce and other websites to summarize and navigate the results of a keyword search.

Solr 1.4 Enterprise Search Server starts off by giving readers a quick overview of Solr. The book helps readers learn how to map relational schemas to Solr’s schema and explains each of the ways in which data can be imported into Solr. From here the book gradually takes them from basic features such as the query syntax, to advanced features that helps enhance their search. Developers can further enhance their search with faceted navigation, result highlighting, and fuzzy queries.

Through this book, developers will learn to scale Solr by making use of replication, distributed searches, and tuning. With the help of fully working examples, they can blend structured data with real search features, thereby enabling their users to gain a terrific search experience. This book covers guidance on deployment of Solr including security, logging, and monitoring concerns.

Developers interested in using Solr for their applications will find this book beneficial. For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/solr-1-4-enterprise-search-server/book

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