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Building Search Applications: Lucene, Lingpipe, and Gate First Edition

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Bob Carpenter, Natural Language Scientist, Alias-i.com

It takes a reader that knows Java, but nothing at all about search or associated text processing algorithms, and provides a hands-on, step-by-step guide for building a state-of-the-art search engine. -- http://lingpipe-blog.com/

About the Author

Manu Konchady (Oakton, VA) is a consultant working on open source text mining software. Previously, he worked at Mitre Corp. where he designed and developed software to mine the Internet. He received his Ph.D. in Information Technology from George Mason University and his articles have appeared in Dr. DobbAs Journal and Linux Journal.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Mustru Publishing; First edition (June 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615204252
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615204253
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.9 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,641,542 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Manu Konchady is a developer working with open source text processing tools. He received his PhD in Information Technology from George Mason University and has written several articles and a book about text mining. Earlier, he worked at IBM, NASA, and the Mitre Corporation. He is a Sun certified Java programmer and is a frequent speaker at the Foss.in conferences.

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Unfortunately, there are not too many books written on the subject of Information Retrieval as it relates to Java programming, and thankfully, Mr.Konchady's contribution is an excellent resource. It provides a nice balance between the discussion of the theory of Information Retrieval, and providing concrete examples in Java, using Lucene, LingPipe, and Gate (API's for Information Retrieval used in Java). I personally had only heard of Lucene before coming across this book, and was very thankful to learn of the other two (LingPipe, and Gate) afterwards. The book shows the user how to use the above API's together when building an application, which is a great learning opportunity for the reader, because most tutorials available for Lucene, LingPipe, or Gate that you'll find online show you how to use that particular API only, instead of showing you how to use it in conjunction with others to truly harness the power of Information Retrieval with Natural Language Processing, together. The other very nice thing about this book is that the author also introduces the reader to other tools (such as Nutch, WordNet, etc.) that allows the user to provide advanced functionality, without "re-inventing the wheel". This book is a must read for anyone who is serious about learning to develop applications involving Information Retrieval.
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This books provides a great deal of information about building search applications. However, you won't find it useful unless you know at least something about information retrieval. I still give it five starts because the material provided in the book is spot on. If you have a background in information retrieval and want to create next Solr, this book is for you.

Folks who are just starting out or who are interested in operational and theoretical areas of search -- e.g. fault tolerance, scaling, performance, rank tuning -- may not find this book interesting.
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This is a good book to create search application. However, it is not easy enough for newbies. You need to have some experience and familiar enough with Lucene and related packages.
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Building Search Applications: Lucene, LingPipe, and Gate is a pretty good introduction to Information Retrieval with a lot of pragmatic examples. Based on Lucene, Gate and LingPipe. I recomend to add it to your library if you like Lucene and Nutch or if you need to maintain or create a medium scale search application.
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By G. on November 7, 2014
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Terrific book. Very nicely written. Lots of sample code.
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