... brings you up to speed.
When Lucene first appeared, this superfast search engine was nothing short of amazing. Today, Lucene still delivers. Its high-performance, easy-to-use API, features like numeric fields, payloads, near-real-time search, and huge increases in indexing and searching speed make it the leading search tool.
And with clear writing, reusable examples, and unmatched advice, Lucene in Action, Second Edition is still the definitive guide to effectively integrating search into your applications. This totally revised book shows you how to index your documents, including formats such as MS Word, PDF, HTML, and XML. It introduces you to searching, sorting, and filtering, and covers the numerous improvements to Lucene since the first edition. Source code is for Lucene 3.0.1.
Michael McCandless is a Lucene PMC member and committer with more than a decade of experience building search engines. Erik Hatcher and Otis Gospodnetić are the authors of the first edition of Lucene in Action and long-time contributors to Lucene, Solr, Mahout, and other Lucene-based projects.
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This new edition has it all.
Very readable, full of expert tips.
Elegant, and easy to read - just like Lucene itself.
For a Lucene developer, it's required reading.