From May 23-26th, the world's largest open source search conference, Lucene Revolution 2011- went down in San Francisco.
We've culled some prime takeaways, courtesy of Nicholas Chase at the Lucid Imagination blog. Some highlights include a presentation on Jazzed, a new "photo-dating" site from eHarmony that was built around Solr, as well as a slideshow from Shantanu Deo of AT&T, discussing how his company utilized Solr as middleware. Enjoy!
Redmonk’s Stephen O’Grady: Finding the right questions in order to create meaning in big data
A practical approach to Boosting Documents with Solr/Lucene
They type it how? Anuenue, mixi, and the difficulties in Japanese spell-check