July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR

Solr for data science

Grant Ingersoll (Lucidworks)
4:10pm–4:50pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
Data Portland 252
Tags: Java
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Prerequisite Knowledge



Search engine technology is rapidly evolving from keyword-based lookups to a highly sophisticated ranking engine capable of incorporating many different features across complex data types. With the pending release of Apache Solr 5, it is now possible to ask more interesting questions of multi-structured content than ever before.

In this talk, we’ll explore how Solr 5 provides a number of new and interesting features — ranging from incredibly easy data ingest to advanced faceting and statistical capabilities, to make data insight easier than ever.

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Grant Ingersoll


Grant Ingersoll is the CTO and co-founder of Lucidworks as well as an active member of the Lucene community. He is a Lucene and Solr committer, co-founder of the Apache Mahout machine learning project, and a longstanding 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 a B.S. from Amherst College in math and computer science and an M.S. in computer science from Syracuse University. Grant is also the co-author of Taming Text from Manning Publications.