Chapter 13. Don’t reinvent the wheel

This chapter covers
  • Term highlighters
  • The BoostingQuery class
  • Synonym generation and regex queries
  • Extracting and indexing text from different file formats

In this final chapter we’re going to look at some of the non-core contributions to Lucene made by developers and interested parties who want to see additional functionality in the product. The authors almost guarantee that one of these libraries will save you time and work in one of your projects.

The Apache Lucene website maintains links to a Lucene Sandbox of contributions that are free to use (within licensing restrictions), open source offerings at, and third-party contributions at ...

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