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Apache Solr: A Practical Approach to Enterprise Search by Dikshant Shahi

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CHAPTER 3

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Information Retrieval

The primary focus of this book is to show you how to develop a search engine by using Solr. However, a search engine is no longer a silo and requires integration with several other tools and technologies to meet complex information needs. Other chapters present the features of Solr, its components, their usage, and related examples and use cases, but before you get any further into implementation and anything more serious, let’s get an overview of information retrieval.

It’s important to understand information retrieval (IR) to herald a holistic view of the bigger picture in search engine development, which is generally ...

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