Does anyone know of good tools for enabling faceted search? I've seen
but it looks pretty old. I work for a university, so pricey
commercial solutions probably won't work for us.
Thanks for your help!
The leading open source faceted search tool is Solr, a deriviant of the
longstanding freetext engine Lucene.
See it in action, paired with Drupal, at:
<http://www.whitehouse.gov/search/site/social%20security>Adding Drupal to
the mix makes a great 1-2 punch.
On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 12:43 AM, francesmb <frances.botsford at simmons.edu>wrote:
> Does anyone know of good tools for enabling faceted search? I've seen
> but it looks pretty old. I work for a university, so pricey
> commercial solutions probably won't work for us.
> Thanks for your help!
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Or Simile Exhibit:
If anyone has some documentation for comparisons on the available
tools I'd love to see references.
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On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 2:43 AM, francesmb <frances.botsford at simmons.edu> wrote:
> Does anyone know of good tools for enabling faceted search?
The Apache Solr project is a powerful search engine that supports
faceting and many other features including "more like this" and
It requires that your content is managed in some way already that can
be input into the Solr index, but there are many pieces of "bridge"
software to fill this gap. You can get a hosted version of Solr from
Acquia for only $349/year. Their service is primarily geared toward
the Drupal content management system but could theoretically be used
by other systems.
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