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Friday, October 14 • 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Coffee, Danish & Search: How to build a Solr-powered news search engine
We'll show how we have worked with Denmark's leading media analysis company on a successful project to migrate their entire search framework from Autonomy IDOL & Verity to one based on Solr Cloud and our own Luwak stored search library, itself based on Lucene. We'll describe how we helped the client translate thousands of existing queries to their own query language; enhanced Solr wildcard search performance; built custom highlighting; extended Solr logging, and developed a framework to handle multiple languages (including one spoken by only 66,000 people). We'll show how the migration achieved practically zero negative change in precision/recall and how the continuing partnership with our client enables further feature development as necessary.

Speakers
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Charlie Hull

Managing Director, Flax
Charlie is the co-founder of Flax, the UK's leading specialists in open source search. The Flax team have decades of experience in delivering accurate, fast and scalable solutions to a wide range of UK and international clients. Charlie runs the London Lucene/Solr Meetup, is known as a regular commentator on the search ecosystem and regularly speaks at search conferences worldwide.
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Alan Woodward

Director, Flax
Alan Woodward worked for many years at Proquest on a large scale multinode installation of the FAST ESP search engine, and gained skills in managing search applications over hundreds of millions of documents. Alan is a Lucene/Solr Committer. | | At Flax Alan has worked on the development of new search technology for a leading UK newspaper publisher and in media monitoring applications. Alan has experience with FAST ESP, Apache Lucene/Solr... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Back Bay A Sheraton Boston