eZ Systems has Released the Apache Solr-Based Open Source Enterprise Search Solution eZ Find 2.0

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The next major version of eZ Find, the Open Source search extension for eZ Publish, has a number of new features such as: tuning of relevance rankings; facets for drill-down search result navigation; spell checking and suggestions on search phrases; and much more.

Based on the Apache Solr Open Source Enterprise Search server, eZ Find greatly enhances the search functionality on eZ Publish sites. eZ Find already included features such as relevance ranking, native support for eZ Publish access rights, keyword highlighting, sophisticated multi-language support, and the ability to search multiple sites containing millions of objects.

eZ Find 2.0 is compatible with eZ Publish 4.0 and the upcoming eZ Publish 4.1. It includes the following new features:

  • Tuneable relevance ranking: Higher weights can be given to certain types of content, parts of content (like titles of tags), or specific pages so that the most important material always appears first.
  • Faceted searching: You can configure drill-down navigation

attributes in order for users to narrow results, such as by publication year or for specific authors.

  • More flexible search terms: Support boolean, fuzzy, and wildcard operators.
  • Related results: Offer "more like this" links to content or initial search results in an automated way.
  • Search phrase suggestions: Make use of a spell checker and provide "best guesses" to improve or correct search phrases.

More and more organizations are benefiting from eZ Find. Current users include the Croatian Government (vlada.hr), Norwegian syndicated food site DinMat.no (dinmat.no), Danish union Handel og Kontor (hk.dk), and women's magazine Woman's Day (womansday.com). eZ Find has proven to be a fast, reliable, feature-filled, and scalable search solution for enterprises large and small. As an example, eZ Find populates an index for the Croatian Government site (vlada.hr) that is combined with content from 80 other government and public websites. This highly connected process makes content -- from news articles to multimedia content -- at a multitude of sites searchable from one location.

eZ Find is free to download and install on eZ Publish sites at http://www.ez.no/ezfind/download. It is also a certified extension supported under eZ Publish Premium support and maintenance agreements.

About eZ Publish
eZ Publish is an award-winning, enterprise-grade Open Source Content Management System and development framework with functionality for web publishing, media portals, intranets, e-commerce and extranets. eZ Publish helps all kinds of organizations - including multinational corporations, humanitarian organizations and educational institutions - succeed at sharing their information.

About eZ Systems
Founded in 1999, eZ Systems is the world's largest Open Source Content Management software company with offices in Norway, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, France and North America. With customers such as the United States Navy, National Geographic France, Massachusetts Insitute of Technology, CNBC, Tele 2, Elle and Vogue, eZ Systems is the creator of eZ Publish, an award winning Open Source Content Management System with 2,5 million downloads, more than 200,000 installations and registered users in more than 160 countries. The eZ philosophy of openness and information sharing is still the basic guideline for the company and the eZ Ecosystem.

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