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.
What's happening in the Lucene community
Community Contributions, code, modules
Articles and Tutorials introducing Lucene
Information on presentations and courses
Articles and Tutorials on information retrieval
Link to projects using Lucene
The Lucene FAQ
Lucene HOWTO's : small tutorials and code snippets
Contains useful links
Formal and informal proposals for Lucene development
CHANGES.txt cvs head
[RT] = Random Thoughts, you see lots of them here
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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