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Apache Solr Search Patterns by Jayant Kumar

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Chapter 5. Solr in E-commerce

In this chapter, we will discuss in depth the problems faced during the implementation of Solr for search on an e-commerce website. We will look at the related problems and solutions and areas where optimizations may be necessary. We will also look at semantic search and how it can be implemented in an e-commerce scenario. The topics that will be covered in this chapter are listed as follows:

  • Designing an e-commerce search
  • Handling unclean data
  • Handling variations (such as size and color) in the product
  • Sorting
  • Problems and solutions of flash sale searches
  • Faceting with the option of multi-select
  • Faceting with hierarchical taxonomy
  • Faceting with size
  • Implementing semantic search
  • Optimizations that we can look into

Designing ...

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