About the Author
, one of the original Lucene in Action authors, is a committer on the
Ant, Lucene, and Tapestry open-source projects, and coauthor of Mannings
award-winning Java Development with Ant.
Otis Gospodnetic is a coauthor of the first edition of Lucene in Action. He has
been involved with Lucene since 2000 and is also an active member of Apache
Solr, Nutch, and Mahout development teams, as well as Lucene Project
Management Committee. Otis is a founder of Sematext, a software development
and consulting company focused on Lucene, Solr, Nutch, and Hadoop.
Michael McCandless has been building search engines for over a decade. In 1999
he founded iPhrase, a startup providing enterprise search software written in
Python and C. When IBM acquired iPhrase in 2005, he became interested to
Lucene and started contributing patches, becoming a committer in 2006 and a