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Introduction to Search with Sphinx

From installation to relevance tuning

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Webmasters want fast and powerful search capabilities on their sites, and content management system administrators would like to reveal the wealth of their databases. The solution in both cases is the Sphinx search engine. This concise introduction to Sphinx shows you how to use this free software to index an enormous number of documents and provide fast results to both simple and complex searches.


On May 17 Thomas Maher wrote: Book Review: Introduction to Search with Sphinx, by Andrew Aksyonoff
Chapter 1 "The World of Text Search" is awesome fun. Who knew that Sphinx (and Google) searches use AND by default but that Lucene uses OR by default. Chapter 1 is mostly a refreshing breeze, but we do get precision about the meaning of many terms including document, index, match, result set. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

On May 16 John Brady wrote: Introduction to Search with Sphinx
Introduction to Search with Sphinx is a short (127 pages in the e-book edition) text describing some of the potential uses for the Sphinx search server. After a brief exposition on the "world of text search", which defines some search-related terms and concepts, its off to install Sphinx and perform required configuration, then delving into running searches, index maintenance and ranking results. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

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