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eZ Systems Releases Apache Solr-Based Open Source Enterprise Search Solution


February 26, 2009

eZ Systems Releases Apache Solr-Based Open Source Enterprise Search Solution

By Tim Gray
TMCnet Web Editor


eZ Systems today released the Apache Solr-Based Open Source Enterprise Search solution, the eZ Find 2.0, designed to enhance the search functionality on eZ Publish sites.
eZ Publish is an enterprise-grade Open Source Content Management System and development framework with functionality for Web publishing, media portals, intranets, e-commerce and extranets.
In addition, eZ Systems uses an enterprise Open Source business model that combines enterprise software with Open Source code. The combination is designed to make it possible to facilitate the openness and sharing of the eZ philosophy with a sustainable business model.

In fact, the eZ Publish is sued in all kinds of organizations including multinational corporations, humanitarian organizations and educational institutions that want to share information.
Current users include the Croatian Government, Norwegian syndicated food site, Danish union Handel og Kontor, and women's magazine Woman's Day, according to the company.
eZ Find’s scalable search is used for all size enterprises. The Croatian government Web site employs eZ Find to combine content from 80 other government and public Web sites.
This highly connected process makes content, from news articles to multimedia content, at a multitude of sites searchable from one location, according to the company.
eZ Find features include relevance ranking, native support for eZ Publish access rights, keyword highlighting, sophisticated multi-language support, and the ability to search multiple sites containing millions of objects.
eZ Find 2.0 is compatible with eZ Publish 4.0 and the upcoming eZ Publish 4.1. It includes the following new features:

-- Tuneable relevance ranking: Higher weights can be given to certain types of content, parts of content (like titles of tags), or specific pages so that the most important material always appears first.

-- Faceted searching: You can configure drill-down navigation attributes in order for users to narrow results, such as by publication year or for specific authors.

-- More flexible search terms: Support boolean, fuzzy, and wildcard operators.

-- Related results: Offer "more like this" links to content or initial search results in an automated way.

-- Search phrase suggestions: Make use of a spell checker and provide "best guesses" to improve or correct search phrases.

Tim Gray is a Web Editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To read more of Tim’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray

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