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From Charlie Hull <>
Subject Re: Web Interface Lucene
Date Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:25:17 GMT
On 17/08/2017 16:18, Power, Susi wrote:
> Dear all,
> I’m working as a Science Communication Specialist for a research lab.
> Next to our research itself, we are using a reference manager to
> store all the publications of our field of research and offer other
> interested people this list in form of an online library. Since the
> access is usually restricted to scientific articles we are just
> allowed to publish the titles and authors in that list and not the
> articles themselves.
> We were wondering though, whether we could run Lucene in the back of
> the list and implement it as a web interface, so that users could do
> a key word search through the actual publications without us
> providing them? Once Lucene found the article the key word is
> included it would just show the title in the list.
> I’d appreciate getting some support, since it is a very important
> project to us.

Hi Susi,

Yes this is perfectly possible. I'd recommend using Solr on top of
Lucene as it is much easier to build web interfaces this way. You would
simply index the list itself with Solr (as XML, JSON, CSV, extracting
from a SQL database itself, there's multiple ways to do this). Solr then 
provides a HTTP API for querying, which your web app would talk to.

We've built many applications like this for organisations large and 
small, let me know if we can help.


> Many thanks, Susi
> — Susi Power Science Communication Specialist Huisken Lab / Medical
> Engineering Morgridge Institute for Research, Madison WI, 53715 (608)
> 316 4552<>
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