Welcome to the Joint-Venture Blog from Fabio Cortesi and Stefan Jäger.
Today, I found a very nice application for my iPhone. It’s called Cooliris. Cooliris is an application to search images all over the web. Just type in a search query and search on Google, YouTube, Flickr, Yahoo, DeviantART and SumgMug.
Lucene offers great full text search capabilities. It is based on an index, which is maintained by Lucene. With Luke, the Lucene Index Toolbox (http://www.getopt.org/luke/) you can analyze your index and let explain queries.
After startup, you have to select your index. For this example, I created a test index with one file. It’s content is “this is a lucene test”. I used the StandardAnalyzer, which uses the WhitespaceTokenizer and filters out all tokens less than 3 characters and stop words. This will result in an index of the terms “lucene” and “test”.
Use http://blindsearch.fejus.com/ to compare different search engines. After you see the results, you can choose, which one is the best and you will see, which search engine (Google, Yahoo or Bing) provided which search result.