Elasticsearch is a great search engine, flexible, fast and fun. So how can I get started with it? This post will go through how to get contents from a SQL database into Elasticsearch.
As a search consultant I need to understand how a search application is used with the end goal of providing a better search experience for the end user. That story can come from many places and part of that story can be found in the query logs. Analyzing query logs brings insight into how a search application [...]
The new version of Forage is out! 0.3.0 fixes lots niggles with indexing, and gives a pretty hefty improvement to memory usage. There is also a built in matcher for creating cool auto-suggest and auto-complete controls based on the content of the corpus. In related news there is now a family of crawling tools which [...]
Last week, Comperio went to the University of Oslo to give the informatics students a brief introduction to elasticsearch and Kibana, so we tweeted and indexed our tweets in addition to many other tweets. Our tutorial, “smashtime”, is based on Simon Willnauer’s tutorial “hammertime” (hence the name), however we introduced some changes to make it [...]
“Norch” appears to be a colloquialism in some far flung corners of the Globe, and this unfortunate semantic mixup was slowing adoption of the otherwise excellent search server formally known as Norch. Henceforth, said search server shall be known as Forage. Check it out here and update all favourites and bookmarks accordingly. In related news, [...]
Search driven sites lets the reader find what they need on their own premises, not the architect’s! This year’s summer internship program has been centered around the concept “Search driven websites”. Over the course of the summer we’ve gone from a concept and a vision to a prototype website, and we’d like to share the potential [...]
***** UPDATE 10th Sept 2013: Norch is now known as Forage- read about this change here ***** Norch is a search engine written for Node.js. Norch uses the Node search-index module which is in turn written using the super fast levelDB library that Google open-sourced in 2011. The aim of Norch is to make a [...]
SharePoint 2013 Search has built-in support for thesaurus enrichment of queries. However, synonyms are often not visible in the search results. This post will show you how you can modify the synonym weight using the Ceres shell.
SharePoint 2013 continues assimilating the FAST ESP search engine. In FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint, the remains of ESP were still visible, and in part available for modification. In SharePoint 2013, you must search hard to find any mentions of FAST or ESP. Most options for modifying the internal operations of search are locked down, much to the [...]