Introduction to Open Source Search with Apache Lucene and Solr - CRADLE Seminar

February 11, 2011 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Manning Hall Room 208

Join us for the first CRADLE seminar of the spring semester.  Our speaker is Grant Ingersoll, vice president at the Apache Software Foundation.  He is visiting the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at the School of Information and Library Science, and will speak about how to use free software tools in information retrieval related research.

Title: Introduction to Open Source Search with Apache Lucene and Solr

Speaker: 
Grant Ingersoll, Apache Lucene and Solr committer, and a vice president at the Apache Software Foundation

Abstract: 

With a large user base and many state of the art capabilities, Apache Lucene and it's server implementation, Apache Solr, are not only the leading open source search solutions, they are leading search solutions, powering the likes of the Apple Store, iTunes, Netflix, Wikipedia, Zappos and many, many more.  In this talk, Lucene/Solr committer Grant Ingersoll will introduce Lucene and Solr's features and functions with a particular eye towards their use in research.  The talk will also take a look at the latest capabilities unfolding in Lucene and Solr right now and how they can be used to enhance information retrieval research without having to start from scratch.

Bio:

Grant Ingersoll is an Apache Lucene and Solr committer, co-founder of the Apache Mahout machine learning project, chairman of the Lucene Project Management Committee (PMC) as well as a vice president at the Apache Software Foundation. Grant's prior experience includes work at the Center for Natural Language Processing at Syracuse University in natural language processing and information retrieval. Grant earned his B.S. from Amherst College in Math and Computer Science and his M.S. in Computer Science from Syracuse University, NY.