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Apache Solr is an open source search engine platform which is used by many public and commercial websites. It underpins faceted search user interface and provides various advanced features such as spelling suggestion, auto-suggest and snippet highlighting.
This session provides a technical introduction to the platform. It will cover the procedure for installing and setting up Solr, using the system schema and configuration files. The core concepts of Solr including data indexing, querying, faceting and search components will also be explored.
The session will be presented by Boon Low, who has recently managed the JISC project 'Usability and Contemporary User Experience in Digital Libraries (UX2.0)', which underpins the digital library services for Enabling Grids for E-SciencE (EGEE), facilitating content for grid computing and e-science training purposes. The services are based on custom-built web applications and engineered systems from off-the-shelf and open source systems including Apache Solr faceted/enterprise search infrastructure, Blacklight faceted search UI (Ruby on Rails), and Fedora Repository (Java).
Booking details will be released about a week before the session, but in the meantime you can find out more about Apache Solr here.