Category Archives: Open Source

A week of Lucene & Solr

I was in SF, California last week to dig deeper into Solr and to meet with its core developers (now working for Lucid Imagination). It was a great week with many new connections and new insight. First of all, as … Continue reading

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Cominvent AS provides professional support for Lucene/Solr

So you are thinking of adopting open source search Solr or Lucene, but are reluctant because of the lack of support fom the open source world? Or perhaps you are already using Apache Solr or Lucene in your organization, and … Continue reading

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Apache Solr has become grown-up

The open source search server Solr from Apache Foundation has become a mature technology ready for prime-time. The recent editions has added features which previously were only found in commercial offerings, such as Automatic replication for large installations with distributed … Continue reading

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Stallman in Oslo – Free as in “Fanatic”?

The legendary founder of Free Software Foundation (FSF), and initiator of GNU (Gnu is Not Unix), GPL and more, visited Oslo today. I attended his speech about Copyright at the University of Oslo, where a few hundred people were gathered … Continue reading

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OpenPipeline – an open-source document processing pipeline

Most commercial search engines include a more or less advanced document processing pipeline for transforming raw input into something that can be indexed. The process involves normalization, entity extraction, linguistic processing, annotation, data cleansing etc. When it comes to Open … Continue reading

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