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OUR NEXT MEETING IS on September 15, 2014

Triangle Java Users Group Presents:

Better Search with Apache Lucene and Solr

presented by Grant Ingersoll

Monday, November 19, 2007
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

4001 E. Chapel Hill-Nelson Highway
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Abstract:
Apache Lucene is a high-performance, easy-to-use se ar ch libr ar y in use in many l ar ge scale, production environments. Apache Solr is an enterprise class se ar ch server built on Lucene that demonstrates many Lucene best practices in addition to offering many exciting, standalone features. This topic will introduce attendees to the basic se ar ch concepts (analysis, indexing, relevance ranking) using Lucene and then examine how Solr brings these concepts to the enterprise by providing replication, caching, faceted browsing and easy configuration. The talk will also cover best practices and interesting usages.

About the Speaker:
Grant Ingersoll is a Senior Software Engineer and Principal for a Boston-based startup and a committer on the Lucene Java project and a member of the Lucene PMC. He has been developing commercial and research systems in Java for over 11 years. Grant has used Lucene for implementing many different applications, ranging from basic search applications to cross-language information retrieval (CLIR) applications, question answering (QA) and collection analysis and customization applications. Grant is also the author of the "Search Smarter with Apache Solr" series at IBM developerWorks (http:// www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/library/j-solr1/)

Agenda:
6:30 - 7:00 PM -- Meet, Talk, Pizza
7:00 - 7:15 -- JUG Business and Announcements
7:15 - 8:15 -- Presentation
8:15 - 8:30 -- Discussion with Presenter
9:00 - Doors close

Admission:
Paid-up members of TriJUG may attend without additional charge. Non members are asked to pay $5 per meeting. But, if you are either a full time student or unemployed, then we ask only $2 per meeting.

DIRECTIONS to Nortel Networks:
From Raleigh:
Proceed West on I40 to Davis Drive (Exit 280) Take exit for Davis Drive. At the top of the ramp turn left (south) on Davis Drive Proceed to the light at Davis and 54 (aprox 1/3 mile) Turn left onto 54. Proceed approx. 1/4 mile to first (of 3) Nortel entrances on your left. Turn left into Nortel site (you should see a pond to your right) Proceed aprox. 200 yards to the first right turn into parking lot. Park near center of near side of building Enter through guard station near BIG YELLOW WALL. (Know your car's license plate number -- guard may ask.)

From Durham:
Proceed East on I40 to Davis Drive (Exit 280) Take exit for Davis Drive. At the top of the ramp turn left (south) on Davis Drive Proceed to the light at Davis and 54 (approx 1/4 mile) Turn left onto 54. Proceed approx. 1/4 mile to first (of 3) Nortel entrances on your left. Turn left into Nortel site (you should see a pond to your right) Proceed aprox. 200 yards to the first right turn into parking lot. Park near center of near side of building Enter through guard station near BIG YELLOW WALL. (Know your car's license plate number -- guard may ask.)

From Cary/Apex:
Entering RTP on Davis proceed to intersection with Hwy 54. Turn Right onto Hwy 54 (at light) Proceed approx. 1/4 mile to first (of 3) Nortel entrances on your left. Turn left into Nortel site (you should see a pond to your right) Proceed aprox. 200 yards to the first right turn into parking lot. Park near center of near side of building Enter through guard station near BIG YELLOW WALL. (Know your car's license plate number -- guard may ask.)




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