Using the LucidWorks REST API to Support User-Configuration Big Data Search Experience
by lucenerevolution on May 18, 2012
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Presented by Mark Davis, CTO Kitenga - See conference video - http://www.lucidimagination.com/devzone/events/conferences/lucene-revolution-2012 ...
Presented by Mark Davis, CTO Kitenga - See conference video - http://www.lucidimagination.com/devzone/events/conferences/lucene-revolution-2012
Kitenga's Analyst system uses the LucidWorks Enterprise REST API in a variety of ways, including for configuring collections and managing Solr schema. As part of the Kitenga platform, the ZettaSearch Designer empowers the end-user to dynamically drag-and-drop search widgets to create a specialized search interface. For a user to effectively design search UIs that meet their needs, they need to be able to understand the available schema fields that populate a given collection. ZettaSearch Designer interrogates the Solr infrastructure using the Lucid REST API to provide an overview of the available metadata. It is then easy for the user to build rich, facetted search experiences around the metadata library indexed into the collection. In this implementation overview, I will describe the design of ZettaSearch Designer, how it interacts with big data technologies like Hadoop as part of the indexing pipeline, and how it uses the LucidWorks API to enable user discovery of the metadata needed to create novel search user interfaces on the fly.
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