Lucy is an Escenic plug-in that adds search capabilities to Escenic publications. It does this by providing an interface to Apache Solr, a high-performance, full-featured text search engine based on the Apache Lucene Java search library.

This guide contains information on:

  • Installation

  • Configuration

  • Administration

  • Adding search functionality to Escenic templates

A set of general search template components (JSPs and tag libraries) is provided with the Content Engine. These components, which can be used to build search pages for Escenic publications, are based on the Escenic search framework. This framework provides a generic search interface to Lucy, but also to several other search engines. The following illustration shows how these components work with Lucy.

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