// Search Relevance [Apache Solr]

This Search Relevance Training teaches you how to design, develop, and configure your open source search engine to maximize how well the search results fit the user information need. Join us as we explore the milestones of search relevance to the deep internals of Apache Lucene/Solr. Exercises and war stories from real-world problems and solutions are included.


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• Familiarity with search engine technologies;
• Familiarity with Apache Lucene/Solr.


• Deep understanding of how query-matching works;
• Deep understanding of how search result ranking works;
• Capacity of customizing and tuning your system relevance function;
• Better debugging/troubleshooting ability;
• How to measure the search quality of your engine.


• Technical Managers
• Technical Leads
• Software Engineers
• Developers
• Information Retrieval Passionates.

Based on experience with leading companies including

Based on experience with leading companies including

// search relevance apache solr training

Your Trainer

Alessandro Benedetti

Alessandro has been involved in designing and developing search-relevant solutions since 2010.
Over the years he has worked on various projects, with various open source technologies aiming to build search solutions able to satisfy user information needs, often integrating such solutions with machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies.

Full Program

  • Introduction on Information Retrieval and Lucene/Solr technologies
  • The Apache Lucene/Solr Index
  • Apache Lucene/Solr field analysis: the schema.xml
  • Apache Lucene scoring and document similarity
  • Debug Query deep dive
  • Apache Solr query parsers (with a focus on the dismax and edismax)
  • Field centric vs term centric approach
  • Disjunction max vs Boolean approach (and everything in the middle)
  • Function Queries
  • Additive and Multiplicative boost functions and queries
  • Distributed search relevance considerations
  • Search Quality Evaluation: how to test your relevance
  • Learning to Rank: a machine learning approach for relevance
  • Language Modelling and vector-based search: the neural approach to relevance
  • Search Relevance War Stories
Frequently Asked Question

The Search Relevance Apache Solr Training is available only as a private session at the moment. Scheduling a private session, you can choose to do it online or in presence.

Everyone can participate on this training, the only prerequisites are written just over there!

You will be able to ask every question you have during the training!

Your teacher will be:
– Alessandro Benedetti, Apache Lucene/Solr committer and Apache Solr PMC member

Sure, at the end of the training you will receive a certificate of attendance by e-mail.

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