Welcome to the Jakarta 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 UsingLuceneWiki for more detail.


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://jakarta.apache.org/lucene/

Lucene is high-performance, scalable, full-featured, open-source, and written in Java.

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A list of Doug Cutting's conference papers and other publications can still be found at Lucene's old web site at http://lucene.sourceforge.net/publications.html

Some of the Lucene people have started a project called LARM that uses the core Lucene engine for a complete search engine server. If you want to contribute, read the docs at
Discussions can go to LuceneLARMPages

You can find the lucene-user mailing list archive (by the way, the eyebrowse searchable mail archive uses Lucene) at:

For other projects that extend, support, or in some way enhance the use of Lucene, see LuceneResources

the old front page is here