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[News] A Look at Open Source Lucene 2.9 and New Talend Products

  • Subject: [News] A Look at Open Source Lucene 2.9 and New Talend Products
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 06 Oct 2009 23:11:17 +0100
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Lucene 2.9 and the Power of Open Source 

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| Open source does not have to mean "hackers only."
| There are helpful guides, documentation, and user 
| mailing lists on the Lucene site, and many other 
| sites across the web. Each of the subprojects has 
| a long list of companies and people offering paid 
| support, from individual programmers with specialized 
| expertise to hosting and configuration services to 
| companies providing a full suite of enterprise-level 
| support, such as Red Hat offers for Linux.


Talend Announces First Open Source Master Data Management Solution

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| Talend, the recognized market leader in open source data 
| integration software, today announced it has acquired 
| all rights to the Master Data Management (MDM) 
| technology of Amalto Technologies. As a result of this 
| acquisition, Talend will be the first company to offer 
| an open source MDM solution, providing organizations 
| with the exact features and benefits found in 
| proprietary MDM solutions, at a fraction of the cost. 


Talend Upgrades Its On Demand Open Source Data Integration Platform



Apache Lucene Helps Online European Library Open Its Virtual Doors

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| When a group of European museums joined together to put images of all of
| their paintings, drawings, sculptures, photos and other artifacts together in
| a centralized, online collection for the world to view, they turned to open
| source enterprise search software to make it happen.


Lucene Support: Commercialization Meets Open Source

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| A: Yes, Lucid Imagination officially launched in January of this year. We are
| the first commercial company exclusively dedicated to the Apache Lucene and
| Apache Solr open source search technologies. We provide commercial-grade
| support, training, high-level consulting, and value-added software extensions
| for Lucene and Solr software.


Open-Source Lucene Fits Site Search Alternative

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| The free open-source toolkit Apache Lucene has been making its way into more
| Web content management systems, according to recent research from CMS Watch.
| Published findings in "The Web CMS Report 2009" suggest that 40% of
| manufacturers supporting CMS now bundle the app into their platform.


tyBit Search Engine To Release Source Code

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| Today tyBit announced that it plans to release source code
| of its client-side search engine to accelerate user
| adoption and harness the skills of Open Source Developers.


Open-source Wikia Search adds tool to customize results

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| Wikia Search, an open-source search tool launched early this year by
| Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, today opened its platform with a new
| application programming interface (API) that allows individuals or business
| to create interactive search results.
| The Wikia Intelligent Search Extension (WISE) platform, announced Wednesday,
| provides APIs that let third parties provide enhanced search results called
| WISEApps for specific keywords.


Wikia Rolls Out New Features for Open Source Search Project

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| Wikia Search project puts results more firmly in the hands of real people,
| unveils a slew of new features that let users edit, comment on and influence
| search results.  


Wikia: Open Search, Open Source

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| You may not have heard of Wikia Search before. A relatively new project from
| the Wikipedia folks, they've entered the search-engine fray with an attitude
| that is just about as open as it is possible to be. Not only is their
| underlying software open source (under BSD licenses), but the very search
| results themselves are as open to editing as Wikipedia pages.    


Wikia Search Invites Users to Stir the Pot

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| Wikia has a different idea of how a search engine should operate: Humans
| should be involved. Toward that end, it has retooled its fledgling open
| source Wikia Search tool to allow users to collaborate on refining results.  


Wikipedia, Wikia and the Future of Free Culture

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| The Wikipediaâs license allows you the:
| Freedom to copy
| Freedom to modify
| Freedom to redistribute
| Freedom to redistribute modified versions
| He goes on to further refine his term the sum of all human knowledge. He
| describes Wikipedia as an encyclopedia, not a data dump. This is a Global
| Movement to gather content in every single language.  


Niche social networks welcome: Wikia open sources social tools

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| Community wiki building site Wikia, has announced they are allowing their
| social networking platform to become open source. This will allow anyone to
| easily create a social community complete with profiles, avatars, friending,
| etcâ within their MediaWiki-based wiki sites.  



Wikia's Search Philosophy: It Takes a Village to Challenge a Giant

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| "What you see here is our first alpha release," says a greeting on the Wikia
| Search site. "We are aware that the quality of the search results is low. Of
| course, before we start, we have no user feedback data. So the results are
| pretty bad. But we expect them to improve rapidly in coming weeks, so please
| bookmark the site and return often."    


Wikia search engine to go live on Monday

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| Search Wikia, the widely awaited search engine from Wikipedia founder Jimmy
| Wales, is slated to make its official debut on Monday, with the bet that an
| open-source, community-driven effort can disrupt and reshape this
| Google-dominated market.  


Wikia Search Project to Launch Jan. 7, Wales says

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| Wales has started to invite a handful of people to test an early version of
| the search platform, which will be publicly launched on Jan. 7, he wrote in
| anemailto the Wikia mailing list Monday.  


Wikipedia like search engine to use Apache Lucene - Nutch

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| The search engine, code-named Wikiasari, would combine open source
| technology and human intervention to deliver more relevant results
| than the algorithm-based systems used today, Wales said Tuesday.
| "Human intelligence is still the best thing we have, so let's let
| humans do what they do best, and computers do what they do best."
| Wales says that the reason for Wikiasari is that search as we know
| it is broken: "It is broken for the same reason that proprietary
| software is always broken: lack of freedom, lack of community,
| lack of accountability, lack of transparency."

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