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4.0 out of 5 stars 3rd ed?, 28 Jun 2014
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This review is from: Lucene in Action (Paperback)
A good intro to Lucene.

This is the 2nd edition but we badly need a 3rd edition. There has been a very substantial change in Lucene architecture between 3.x and 4.x (currently 4.9). The other rather unnecessary complication with this book is that instead of giving working examples they do everything through the use of JUnit tests. JUnit has itself changed substantially over the past 4 years, so especially if you don't know JUnit before attempting to follow through you get unnecessary complications.
Even more importantly, this is a good intro to Lucene, but no more than that. Once you start to get to grips with Lucene you start to appreciate its power but you also start to wonder about "best practice". Indexing a large file on its own, for example, should you split it up into multiple "Documents" (in the Lucene sense), perhaps by paragraph, or should you treat the whole thing as a single Document?
If you download all the Lucene jars (and the documentation) you begin to apprehend the scale of this whole project. Something a bit more hands on, more advanced and more up-to-date is needed urgently.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a must have, 19 Sep 2011
This review is from: Lucene in Action (Paperback)
If you are planning to use Lucene or want to tweak you existing lucene application this book is a must have.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A very useful and in-depth book, 12 July 2011
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Lucene is a very in-depth and interesting technology that is used by a lot of large companies (Twitter, CNET etc). This book does a very good job of introducing you to Lucene and then going into detail about how it works.

It covers analysing, indexing, searching and sorting in depth and gives clear code samples.
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