Re: adding FastVectorHighlighter to solr

From: Gabriel Farrell <gsf_at_nyob>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 16:22:35 -0400
To: CODE4LIB_at_LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Voted.  Thanks for the heads up, Bess!


On Tue, Sep 01, 2009 at 10:08:16AM -0400, Bess Sadler wrote:
> One of the feature requests we get pretty often with Blacklight is
> search term highlighting. The main reason we don't have it yet is
> because it's a performance drag. We have attempted to add it a
> couple of times, but it kills performance so much for large
> collections or large text fields that we had to remove it again.
> 
> I just had an interesting chat with Erik Hatcher, and he pointed me
> at this: http://www.lucidimagination.com/search/document/a4deefd915f706d4/highlighting_performance
> 
> It seems Lucene 2.9 has a faster highlighting solution available
> now, FastVectorHighlighter. However, it hasn't yet worked its way
> into solr. If you are one of the people who would like to see search
> term highlighting (or, maybe just faster search term highlighting)
> in blacklight, vufind, Fac-Back-OPAC, helios, or any of the many
> other library apps that use solr, you might want to go vote for the
> jira issue at:
> 
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SOLR-1268
> 
> You'll need to register for a jira account at the apache software
> foundation, but it only takes a minute.
> 
> Cheers,
> Bess
> 
> 
> Elizabeth (Bess) Sadler
> Chief Architect for the Online Library Environment
> Box 400129
> Alderman Library
> University of Virginia
> Charlottesville, VA 22904
> 
> bess_at_virginia.edu
> (434) 243-2305
> 
> 
> 
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