London Lucene/Solr Meetup – Introducing Marple & Solr Classification

A small crowd for this month's London Lucene/Solr Meetup, kindly hosted by Barclays in their sumptuous Canary Wharf offices. I introduced the Meetup and spoke briefly on how Flax is currently looking for team members (want to work on a variety of cutting-edge open source search projects in the UK and abroad? Get in touch!) before introducing Flax's Alan Woodwar...Continue reading

Just the facts with Solr & Luwak

It won't have escaped your notice that factchecking is very much in the news recently due to last year's political upheavals in both the US and UK and the suspected influence of fake news on voters. Both traditional and social media organisations are making efforts in this area; examples include Channel 4 and Faceboo...Continue reading

Search and other events for Autumn 2012

The diary is beginning to fill up - here are a few events we'll be involved with over the next few months. Firstly we're running another Cambridge Search Meetup on October 17th - this is an informal gathering of people interested in search, we have one great talk already on 'Making search accessible to low cost apps' and another to be confirmed, plus snacks, beer and even some live music afterwards. If you're in ...Continue reading

Enterprise Search Europe & a SuperSized Search Meetup

We've been helping to organise a new conference to be held in London this October, Enterprise Search Europe. This two-day event promises to give a 'European perspective on the technology, selection, implementation and optimisation of enterprise-scale search' and features speakers from 3i plc, Logica, The Guardian and a...Continue reading