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Ferret [Kindle Edition]

David Balmain

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Book Description

With the introduction of Ferret, Ruby users now have one of the fastest and most flexible search libraries available. And it's surprisingly easy to use.

This book will show you how to quickly get up and running with Ferret. You'll learn how to index different document types such as PDF, Microsoft Word, and HTML, as well as how to deal with foreign languages and different character encodings. Ferret describes the Ferret Query Language in detail along with the object-oriented approach to building queries.

You will also be introduced to sorting, filtering, and highlighting your search results, with an explanation of exactly how you need to set up your index to perform these tasks. You will also learn how to optimize a Ferret index for lightning fast indexing and split-second query results.


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About the Author

David Balmain is a freelance software developer and the primary developer of the open source search library Ferret. He gained an interest in high performance text processing at university where he earned a BSc specializing in natural language processing. Recently he has taken an interest in web application development and become enamored with the scripting language Ruby. Currently David resides with his girlfriend in 12 square meter apartment in Tokyo where he practices Judo five hours a day and is trying to learn Japanese.

Product Details

  • File Size: 389 KB
  • Print Length: 112 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (December 17, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0026OR2XG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,340,078 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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