October 22, 2012
Make the search interface more friendly to the end-user, by adding semantics to the mix. The ultimate goal is to teach the machine to understand the language of the user, rather then teach the user the language of the machine.
I started on Solr fairly recently and that will keep me busy for a while. I'm exploring UIMA as an infrastructure to add (linguistic) meta data to the index.
I've worked on NLP (mostly in academia) for many years. Always had a special interest in processing noisy data. I discovered Solr end of '12 and realised the opportunities of adding NLP functionality to a mature search infrastructure.