• ET SIG: Lucene and Nutch Tuesday, December 09, 2003 - 07:00PM
    Cubberley Community Center
    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
    Palo Alto, CA
    Emerging Technology

ET SIG: Lucene and Nutch



  • The Emerging Technology SIG's Monthly Meeting


    Doug Cutting, Writer of Lucene & Principal Architect of Nutch


    Presentation Overview

    Nutch is a nascent effort to implement an open-source internet search application. Search is essential for internet navigation, yet the ranking algorithms of existing internet search engines are secret. We believe users have a right to know why pages rank as they do, and that providing an open source implementation can help to defend this right. Nutch also provides a scalable, high-quality search application for intranets, and a platform for research.

    Nutch is built atop Lucene. I will discuss the goals and architecture of Nutch, and how it uses Lucene to implement these.


    About the Presenter

    Doug Cutting has worked on search technology for over 15 years. He spent five years at Xerox PARC, three years at Apple with its Advanced Technology Group, and over four years at Excite. In 1998 he wrote Lucene, open-source text-search software which subsequently became part of the Apache Jakarta project. He is also the principal architect of Nutch an open source web search application.


    Event Logistics


    Cubberley Community Center
    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
    Palo Alto, CA


    7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments/pizza
    7:20-9:00pm presentation


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    Free to TiE members during the months of Nov/Dec.
    Please call 408.494.8378 for student memberships
    No registration required

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