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This Ain't Your Father's Search Engine

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Abstract: In just a few short years, search has quickly evolved from being a small text box in the nether regions of a website to being front and center in our lives. Increasingly, however, the combination of search engine and Hadoop technology is also being used for practical, real time recommendations, events processing, complex spatial functionality and time series analysis capable of not only matching user's queries in text, but also driving real time decision making and analytics. In fact, open source Apache Lucene/Solr can do all of this and more by taking advantage of new data structures and algorithms as well as deeper integration with Hadoop and related projects. In this demo-driven talk, Lucene committer Grant Ingersoll will take a look at some of the new and exciting ways users are leveraging Lucene, Solr and big data to drive deeper insight into information needs that go beyond keywords in a text box.

Speaker: Grant Ingersoll is the CTO and co-founder of LucidWorks as well as an active member of the Lucene community – a Lucene and Solr committer, co-founder of the Apache Mahout machine learning project and a long standing member of the Apache Software Foundation. Grant’s prior experience includes work at the Center for Natural Language Processing at Syracuse University in natural language processing and information retrieval. Grant earned his B.S. from Amherst College in Math and Computer Science and his M.S. in Computer Science from Syracuse University. Grant is also the co-author of “Taming Text” from Manning Publications.

Parking: It should be free on this date, but just in case... There are two options to pay for parking in the adjacent Anderson ramp. You can either enter/exit with a credit card, or you can take a ticket and use the pay kiosk on the northeast corner of the ramp to get an exit ticket.

Food: Pizza and drinks, first come first serve, starting at 6:30PM provided by Symantec



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