My colleague Tom Mortimer will be talking at the London Intranet Show & Tell on 2nd December, about how to implement document-level security for search: his presentation is titled "Implementing ACLs in an open source search solution". There are still a few tickets left for this small event, which will be of value to those working on intranet search....Continue reading
I spent yesterday afternoon at the International Society for Knowledge Organisation's Legal KnowHow event, a series of talks on legal knowledge and how it is managed. The audience was a mixture of lawyers, legal information managers, vendors and academics, and the talks came from those who are planning legal knowledge systems or implementing them. I also particularly enjoyed hearing from <...Continue reading
If you're considering a Lucene/Solr powered search solution, you may be interested in LucidWorks Enterprise, produced by our partners Lucid Imagination. They've taken Lucene/Solr and added a powerful admin GUI, ReST API, web spiders, file crawlers, database connectors, alerts, a clickthrough framework and more. All this comes with a range of excellent support options backed by the experts at Lucid. If you'd like to know more read this Continue reading
#1 - How does it work?
You'll probably get as many different answers to this as there are vendors - but you may not get the whole truth. Bear in mind that a lot of search engines share what theoretical ideas they apply. An engine might use a vector-space or probabilistic models for ordering results, for example. Most will create an