Enhance your searches with faceted navigation, result highlighting, relevancy-ranked sorting, and much more with this comprehensive guide to Apache Solr 4
Solr is a widely popular open source enterprise search server that delivers powerful search and faceted navigation featuresfeatures that are elusive with databases. Solr supports complex search criteria, faceting, result highlighting, query-completion, query spell-checking, relevancy tuning, geospatial searches, and much more.
This book is a comprehensive resource for just about everything Solr has to offer, and it will take you from first exposure to development and deployment in no time. Even if you wish to use Solr 5, you should find the information to be just as applicable due to Solr's high regard for backward compatibility. The book includes some useful information specific to Solr 5.
What You Will Learn
Design a schema to include text indexing details such as tokenization, stemming, and synonyms
Import data from databases using various formats including CSV and XML and extract text from different document formats
Search using Solr's rich query syntax, perform geospatial searches, "join" relationally, and influence relevancy order
Build a query auto-complete/suggester capability with knowledge of the fundamental types of suggestion and ways to implement them
Enhance standard searches with faceting for navigation or analytics
Deploy Solr to production taking into account logging, security, and monitoring
Tune Solr and use SolrCloud for horizontal scalability
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