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    Q&A: Relevant Search with Elasticsearch and Solr

    by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Sep 26, 2016 1

    In their book "Relevant Search", Doug Turnbull and John Berryman focus on the challenge of providing search results by balancing the needs and intents of the user. Using Elasticsearch and Solr, relevance engineers can constantly tune the needs of the business vs. the needs of the user.

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    Building Better Search Engines by Measuring Search Quality

    by Ellen M. Voorhees Follow 0 Followers , Paul Over Follow 0 Followers , Ian Soboroff Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 06, 2014

    Search engines are developed using standard sets of realistic test cases that let developers measure the relative effectiveness of alternative approaches. This article talks about NIST's Text Retrieval Conference (TREC) project used to create the infrastructure to measure the quality of search results.

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    How Fog Creek Software Made Kiln's Search 1000x Faster with Elasticsearch

    by Kevin Gessner Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 11, 2013 4

    ElasticSearch is an open source, distributed, real-time search and analytics engine. This is the story of how Elasticsearch helped Fog Creek Software make Kiln’s Search 1000x faster.

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Interview and Book Review: The LogStash Book, Log Management Made Easy

Posted by Aslan Brooke Follow 0 Followers on  May 20, 2013

James Turnbull makes a compelling case for using Logstash for centralizing logging by explaining the implementation details of Logstash within the context of a logging project. 2

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Using AWS Cloud Search

Posted by Boris Lublinsky Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 11, 2012

This articles explains how to build Java APIs for uploading data and implementing search for Amazon Cloud Search. to simplify embedding Amazon Cloud Search functionality into custom applications. 1

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Software Engineering Meets Evolutionary Computation

Posted by Mark Harman Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 16, 2012

In this IEEE article, author Mark Harman talks about evolutionary computation and search-based software engineering (SBSE) techniques that can be used to solve problems in software engineering.

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Implementing Lucene Spatial Support

Posted by Boris Lublinsky Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 13, 2012

In this article, Boris Lublinsky shows how to extend Hbase - based Lucene implementation with geospatial search support.

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Integrating Lucene with HBase

Posted by Boris Lublinsky Follow 0 Followers , Mike Segel Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 29, 2011

In this article, authors, Boris Lublinsky and Mike Segel suggest an approach for using HBase as a scalable back end for Lucene Search. 3

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Guardian.co.uk Switching from Java to Scala

Posted by Charles Humble Follow 167 Followers on  Apr 04, 2011

Citing a need to be able to respond faster to events, and disappointment in both feature set and timeframe for Java 7, the guardian.co.uk team is using Scala rather than Java for new projects. 12

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LinkedIn Signal: A Case Study for Scala, JRuby and Voldemort

Posted by Dio Synodinos Follow 2 Followers on  Oct 11, 2010

This article aims to provide more insight into the motivation and technical challenges that the LinkedIn team faced, while combining Scala, JRuby and Voldemort, at such scale.

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Finding an Agile Employer

Posted by Angela Druckman Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 31, 2010

If you want a job in Agile software development, using a framework like Scrum, you need a plan of action that spans all three phases of your job search: preparation, interviewing, and assessment. 12

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Using DNS for REST Web Service Discovery

Posted by Jan Algermissen Follow 0 Followers on  May 03, 2010

Jan Algermissen explains the need for discovery of RESTful services, and explains how the existing Domain Name Service (DNS) standard can be used as a widely-deployed and scalable solution. 18

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