Lucene in Action, Korean translation

Lucene in Action has recently been translated to Korean by Cheolgoo Kang, Seongjin Ju, and Moonho Lee. The translated version was in October 2005. Thank you, Cheolgoo, Seongjin, and Moonha!

Posted on Mon, 7 Nov 2005 23:51

Ferret - Lucene for Ruby!

Dave Balmain has done a wonderful thing - ported Ruby to Lucene, called . He released it in a very robust, usable, and well documented state. With Rails increasingly becoming the web platform of choice, Ferret is surely a hit.

Posted on Mon, 24 Oct 2005 15:25

Dallas Lucene presentation - September 14, 2005

Erik will be presenting Lucene to the Dallas Java Users Group on Wednesday, September 14.

Posted on Tue, 13 Sep 2005 16:33

Lucene powering Product Category Listings

Lucene expert Chris Hostetter announced, with detailed implementation notes, that's Product Category Listings are powered by Lucene. The filtering and caching details are well worth the read.

Posted on Wed, 31 Aug 2005 09:06

SearchMorph - javadoc searching

David Spencer at SearchMorph has just updated his . From the :
I have been collecting URLs to javadoc-generated pages and have updated the index of javadoc trees. Now the Lucene index includes over 162,000 documents (individual pages or URLs) from 630 javadoc trees.

Posted on Mon, 20 Jun 2005 09:48

Lucene in the Piggy Bank

The SIMILE team at MIT recently released Piggy Bank 2.0. Piggy Bank is a very slick semantic web Firefox extension allowing the collection of rich content around the web. What does this have to do with Lucene? The Firefox extension embeds a full Java web server including Lucene for full-text search, as you can see from the Piggy Bank .

For some more information, read Stefano's blog entry titled

Congrats to the SIMILE team!

Posted on Wed, 25 May 2005 15:17

Groovy, baby!

Jeremy Rayner has ported Lucene in Action's and to Groovy and written a nice little article showing the indexing of some books from Project Gutenberg. Thanks Jeremy!

Posted on Fri, 22 Apr 2005 08:43

Wikipedia: search powered by Lucene

Wikipedia has started using Lucene for searching. You can read more about it here (check the whole thread), here, and here, plus some nice graphs here.

Posted on Mon, 18 Apr 2005 23:17

TSS Interview with Doug Cutting

A 20 minute interview with Doug Cutting about Lucene and Nutch is available on

Posted on Fri, 11 Mar 2005 21:20

Cool Hand Luke

Lucene expert Andrzej Bialecki has released a new version of the famed Lucene index toolbox, Luke. Version 0.6 of Luke adds JavaScript extensibility support as well as a host of other nice additions. If you use Lucene, you ought to have Luke handy!

Posted on Tue, 22 Feb 2005 14:10

"Meet Lucene" JavaLobby presentation

Meet Lucene Erik created a multimedia (slides and audio) presentation introducing Lucene for JavaLobby's Expert Presentation Series. This presentation gives a high-level overview of what Lucene is and touches on important topics such as analysis. Because using Lucene's API is simple, there is enough code shown in the slides to build a rudimentary document search engine.

View the "Meet Lucene" presentation at JavaLobby

Update: Erik's project manager, Duane Gran, comments on his blog. Feel free to go directly to the Rossetti Archive search mentioned by Duane.

Posted on Sun, 20 Feb 2005 06:24

Greater Boston Chapter ACM

Erik will be presenting Lucene as part of his Java Gems: Ant, Tapestry, and Lucene seminar at the Greater Boston Chapter ACM on Saturday, April 9, 2005. If you're in the Boston area, this is a real bargain - visit the GBC/ACM site for more details on cost and registration.

Posted on Fri, 18 Feb 2005 14:01

CHUUG Presentation

Erik will be presenting Lucene at the Charlottesville Unix User's Group on Tuesday, February 22nd. At his presentation, he'll show off the work he's doing for ARP, the details of what makes this site tick, and also a useful man page search engine using PyLucene. For the two local folks that subscribe to these announcements, see you there!

Posted on Fri, 18 Feb 2005 13:55

PyLucene port of Lucene in Action code

Andi Vajda announced his port of almost all Lucene in Action unit tests and code samples, which means they can now be used with PyLucene.

Posted on Mon, 7 Feb 2005 23:43

More Like This

David Spencer created a generic "more like this" facility and checked it into the Lucene Sandbox. See it in action at his SearchMorph - MoreLikeThis entry.

Posted on Sun, 30 Jan 2005 11:50