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MemeFinder: No Dictionaries Needed

When I was working for the related content provier Sphere, I was presented with an interesting problem. We were using Apache Lucene back before using Lucene was cool, and overall it worked very well. However, there were some contextual gotchas that were causing them trouble. Homonyms, in particular, were causing un-related results to appear. Being […]

kmcowan 22 July, 2018 0

Making an Authenticated REST Call in a Fusion Pipeline

REST… easy! There are times you just need to reach outside the box and do something. Sometimes that something would be launching a process, or perhaps making an alternate query, or even calling some third party API, like ESRI. If the REST call you’re making doesn’t require authentication, you can do that with a plain, […]

kmcowan 4 May, 2018 0

Securing Solr: Best Practices to Protect Your Data

If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees. — Kahlil Gibran Solr’s strength lies primarily in its ability to rapidly index and query vast troves of data.  With this powerful ability, however,  comes certain caveats.  One caveat in particular remains a vitally important […]

kmcowan 14 October, 2017 0