Chapter 11. Intelligent search

This chapter covers
  • Understanding search fundamentals
  • Indexing and searching using Lucene
  • Useful tools and framework for intelligent search
  • Six trends in the area of intelligent search

Search is ubiquitous and a multi-billion-dollar business. According to Nielsen Net Ratings, in the month of July 2008, an estimated 4.8 billion searches[1] were carried out by Google. This amounted to 60 percent of all searches performed in the US during this period. There’s hardly any application now that doesn’t provide a search capability within the application. In this chapter, we look at how you can add search capabilities to your application using Lucene and how you can make the search intelligent.

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