October 8th, 2009

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open source search levels the playing field

I wrote a NewsBreak for infotoday.com about the new version of the open source search engine library Lucene 2.9 and associated projects. Stepping back a bit to look at the whole thing rather than a feature summary. And I ended up with an even deep appreciation of open source search engines in general and in particular, the Lucene family of search-related tools (language ports, Solr search engine, Nutch web crawler, Tika file format converter, and more). They are as capable and powerful as many commercial enterprise search engines.

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