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Whissel, Jhon

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Information retrieval using Lucene and WordNet by Jhon Whissel( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This thesis outlines the use of Apache Lucene, its subproject Nutch, and WordNet as tools for information retrieval, a science of searching through data in order to obtain knowledge that has become increasingly relevant in the Information Age. Lucene is a software library released by the Apache Software Foundation which provides information retrieval capabilities to programmers. Nutch, based on Lucene, adds Internet search functionality. WordNet is a lexical database which groups similar words into sets of synonyms, or synsets, and tracks their semantic relationships. This creates a combination of a dictionary and a thesaurus which may be browsed as such or used in software applications. Lucene and Nutch are released under the Apache Software License and are free and open source. WordNet is released under a similar license. The availability of free and open source tools such as Lucene, Nutch, and WordNet grants software developers a base from which they may create applications that can be tailored to their specifications, while simultaneously eliminating the need to create the entire code base for their projects from scratch. This practice can result in reduced programming time and lower software development costs. The remainder of this document outlines the use of these tools and then presents the methodology for the integration of their combined capabilities into a search engine capable of online information retrieval. This discussion culminates with a demonstration of how WordNet may be employed to remove search query ambiguity."--Abstract
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