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Simon Willnauer and Uwe Schindler on Apache Lucene

Uwe is committer and PMC member of Apache Lucene and Solr. His main focus is on development of Lucene Java. He implemented fast numerical search and is maintaining the new attribute-based text analysis API. He studied Physics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He works as software architect and consultant for PANGAEA (Publishing Network for Geoscientific & Environmental Data) in Bremen, Germany. Uwe had talks about Lucene at various international conferences and meetups.

Simon is a committer of Apache Lucene Java and Solr, OpenRelevance and Connectors. During the last couple of years he worked on design and implementation of scalable software systems and search infrastructure. He studied Computer Science at the University of Applied Sciene Berlin. Currently, he work as a consultant for Apache Solr, Lucene Java and Hadoop and is a co-organizer of the "BerlinBuzzwords" conference on Scalability June 2010 in Berlin.


Simon and Uwe are going too give a "Lucene Forecast - Version, Unicode, Flex and Modules": Since Apache Lucene moved to Java 5 in November 2009 several new features and concepts were introduced. From maintaining Version-by-Version backwards compatibility to fully enabled Unicode 4.0 support and the recently merged "Flexible-Indexing" branch, future Versions are ushering a new ear of Open Source fulltext search. During spring 2010 Lucene and Solr developments have merged leading to an even closer development and more flexible modularization.


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