About this Book

Lucene in Action, Second Edition delivers details, best practices, caveats, tips, and tricks for using the best open-source search engine available.

This book assumes the reader is familiar with basic Java programming. Lucene’s core itself is a single Java Archive (JAR) file, less than 1MB and with no dependencies, and integrates into the simplest Java stand-alone console program as well as the most sophisticated enterprise application.


We organized part 1 of this book to cover the core Lucene Application Programming Interface (API) in the order you’re likely to encounter it as you integrate Lucene into your applications:

  • In chapter 1, you meet Lucene. We introduce basic information-retrieval terminology and describe ...

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