Welcome to the Lucene wiki! We use the wiki for brainstorming, maintainance of a FAQ, a free-for-all link database, and lots of miscellaneous snippets. Feel free to contribute. See HowToContribute for more details.
Lucene is a text search engine API. Specifically, Lucene is the guts of a search engine - the hard stuff. You write the easy stuff, the UI and the process of selecting and parsing your data files to pump them into the search engine, yourself.
You can find the Lucene project at:http://lucene.apache.org/
Lucene is high-performance, scalable, full-featured, open-source, and written in Java.
BasicsOfPerformance -- Page bringing various other pages on performance under one roof.
ConceptsAndDefinitions -- Concepts and Definitions related to Lucene.
lucene status -- CHANGES.txt svn head
LuceneFAQ -- The Lucene FAQ. Check here before asking on the list
GdataServer -- Gdata implementation using Lucene
HowTo -- Tips, tricks, and gotchas
InformationRetrieval -- Articles and Tutorials on Information Retrieval. Learn more about the theory behind Lucene
SearchQualityReports -- Reports on search quality experiments with Lucene.
SourceRepository -- How to get the sources
JavaBugs -- known bugs in various Java implementations (Oracle, Sun, OpenJDK, JRockit, IBM J9) that affect Lucene
NearRealtimeSearch -- How to perform updates and search on them immediately using Lucene
Payloads - Information on payloads
ParallelIncrementalIndexing -- Using Lucene to build parallel indexes that support partial document updates
StaticIndexPruning - removing some term and posting data from existing indexes while retaining retrieval quality of top-N results
AvailableLockFactories - brief guide to different LockFactory implementations
QueryParsers - query parser implementations
CommunityContributions -- Code, modules, etc. available outside of Apache
HowToContribute -- We love patches, documentation, etc. Here's how to submit it.
LatestNews -- What's happening in the Lucene community
OnTheRoad -- Who's talking about Lucene and where?
PoweredBy -- Links to projects using Lucene
Support -- People and companies for hire.
Training -- Training courses
UseCases -- Want to share how you solved a particularly thorny issue in Lucene? Create a subpage under this one and write away
BestPractices -- Tips and techniques that can be regarded as best practices for Lucene.
MailingListArchives -- A list of archives of the Lucene Java (and probably others) mailing lists
LucenePlanning -- Whiteboard for future Lucene design
TopLevelProject -- Wiki stuff for the Lucene TLP, since the TLP doesn't have a wiki
A spot for keeping track of new ideas related to Lucene (both TLP and Java specific)
Archives -- Older Wiki documents
LuceneRevolution2010 -- Lucene Conference in Boston
SummerOfCode2011 -- Google Summer of Code 2011
How to edit this Wiki
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During the editing of the Lucene wiki, please use the markup :TODO: to denote items you know need cleaned up later. This will stand out visually on the page like so: :TODO: ... and :TODO: is easy to search for.
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