Archive for category: Search

Getting Started with Solr & Carrot2 Clustering

08 Oct
October 8, 2013

Every time I start a new Solr project I have to remind myself with the basics again, such as setting up & configuring Solr Cores, updating indexes and plugging in projects such as Carrot2’s classification engine, so I decided to create this post as a reminder of the how to perform the main operations you might encounter when playing around with a Solr engine.

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Keyword Stemming and Lemmatisation with Apache Solr

02 Aug
August 2, 2013

I started working recently with Apache Solr, and I am hugely impressed, the search technology is very solid and packs many IR, advance search and NLP features out of the box.

In this post I will provide an overview of how to setup Keyword Stemming on a field in your Solr core. A stemming filter will essentially expand the input Solr search term to include results containing stems of the original search term, in addition to the search term itself.

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Google Search Easter-Eggs and Tricks

05 Nov
November 5, 2011

Google over the years have added many “Easter-Eggs” or fun tricks to its search engine, these are usually triggered by some search keyword, or as a public page (with some PR around it) explaining one of Google’s services in a ridiculous way (these generally occur around April Fool’s day).

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