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Lucene in Action, Second Edition: Covers Apache Lucene 3.0

Michael McCandless, Erik Hatcher, Otis Gospodnetic · 1 HN comments
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When Lucene first hit the scene five years ago, it was nothing short ofamazing. By using this open-source, highly scalable, super-fast search engine,developers could integrate search into applications quickly and efficiently.A lot has changed since then-search has grown from a "nice-to-have" featureinto an indispensable part of most enterprise applications. Lucene now powerssearch in diverse companies including Akamai, Netflix, LinkedIn,Technorati, HotJobs, Epiphany, FedEx, Mayo Clinic, MIT, New ScientistMagazine, and many others.Some things remain the same, though. Lucene still delivers high-performancesearch features in a disarmingly easy-to-use API. Due to its vibrant and diverseopen-source community of developers and users, Lucene is relentlessly improving,with evolutions to APIs, significant new features such as payloads, and ahuge increase (as much as 8x) in indexing speed with Lucene 2.3.And with clear writing, reusable examples, and unmatched advice on bestpractices, Lucene in Action, Second Edition is still the definitive guide todeveloping with Lucene. Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
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At a general audience level, "Index" is on my list to read. It covers the invention of the index up to digital search engines. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/09/books/review-index-histor...

"Introduction to Information Retrieval" is a textbook which is available online https://nlp.stanford.edu/IR-book/ Here's a review: http://glinden.blogspot.com/2009/02/book-review-introduction...

Another textbook which IMHO is a bit lower level is "Information Retrieval: Implementing and Evaluating Search Engines". The book website is down for me right now, but you can find it on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Information-Retrieval-Implementing-Ev...

Another commenter linked to "Relevant Search", which is great if you want to learn how to effectively use a search engine to improve relevance (as opposed to how to implement a search engine). It's old, but another book in that vein that was really helpful for me earlier in my career is Lucene in Action: https://www.amazon.com/Lucene-Action-Second-Covers-Apache/dp...

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Going to second the rec on "Index", it's a very understandable, well researched book that the general audience or even a skilled practitioner would enjoy.
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