Saturday, May 26, 2007

Using the Lucene Query Parser Without Lucene

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Using the Lucene Query Parser Without Lucene

Stop creating sophisticated search forms. You can use technologies like Ajax to give you the power of creating user friendly interfaces; use ideas like "suggest" or "type ahead"; and create a simpler interface so your users won't feel lost in a huge set of search options. Remember, all users want is to quickly find the information they are looking for. You may stop creating sophisticated and hard-to-maintain search forms, instead providing searches based on Lucene query syntax. You could satisfy your users with a simple search field, as Google does (see Figure 2).

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