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Maven Lucene Plugin 1.0 Released

The first version of Maven Lucene Plugin has been released. The plugin is an open source project hosted at SourceForge. The plugin can create indexes from a file data source. The index can be configured by specifying elements in a file lucene.xml. It also provides a maven dependency maven lucene search which provides utility methods on the index created.

The plugin empowers you to use the strong capabilities of Apache Lucene with very limited or no knowledge of the technical internals of Lucene. The complete documentation about the usage of the maven lucene plugin can be found here.

The plugin is available at Central Maven Repository.


Apache Lucene – Indexing and Searching

It is the first part in series of blogs about Apache Lucene based on my practical experience. I have been working on Lucene for last one year. This blog mainly contains information about Lucene indexing and searching along with some less known facts about index and performance.

Apache Lucene is a text based search framework. It creates an index with the data to be searched. Then the index can be queried upon for data. Its a very fast and efficient search framework which provides a search engine type of capability to your application. It can also be used as a base to create a highly efficient data analysis application.


The main part of Apache Lucene is its index. The indexes can be FileSystemBased, RAMBased, NIO Based Directory etc etc. When you create a index you can add Results which will be found for certain Search Query Terms. The results are known as Documents and the search query terms are known as Term. So, when a index is created, the documents are specified with the terms pointing to it.

The index contains fields which is used to have the index or the original data itself (Its configurable to either only index the data or to store it too).

Documents and Terms
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