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Evolving Search Relevancy Part 4 – Calculating Relevancy and Deriving a Fitness Function

This is the fourth post in a series that I have planned on using a genetic algorithm to improve a search engine algorithm. Click here to read Part 1 – An Optimization Problem Click here to read Part 2 – Genetic Algorithm Overview

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Evolving Search Relevancy Part 3 – Creating a Genetic Representation of Search Parameters

This is the third post in a series that I have planned on using a genetic algorithm to improve a search engine algorithm. Click here to read Part 1 – An Optimization Problem Click here to read Part 2 – Genetic Algorithm Overview

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Evolving Search Relevancy Part 2 – Genetic Algorithm Overview

This is the second post in a series that I have planned on using a genetic algorithm to improve a search engine algorithm. Click here to read Part 1 – An Optimization Problem Multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die. -

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Evolving Search Relevancy Part 1 – An Optimization Problem

This is the first post in a series that I have planned on using a genetic algorithm to improve a search engine algorithm. I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term

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Apache Solr 4 Cookbook

PacktPub recently released the Apache Solr 4 Cookbook. Apache Solr is the fabulous open-sourced search engine that I’ve been working with for the past couple of years. When I started with Solr I relied on the tutorial on the Lucene

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My Favorite Albums of 2013

Yeah, I’m doing this again as I like to refer back to it. Looking back at my 2013 and favorites of 2013 playlists I realized there was so much I loved and so much I still need to dive deeper

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The Perils of Publishing Politics on Your Bumper

…are that I’m going to poke fun at you and I hope other logic nerds do so as well. I’ll attempt to keep my personal politics out of this despite the arguably provocative subject matter of the bumper sticker which

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I’ll Be Speaking on Apache Solr at the Next Milwaukee ALT.NET Meetup

View the details here: http://www.meetup.com/mkealtnet/events/112881802/ Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1-NiplZf-fwt9iKiEZr7TB8WyzI6tilbYLzGFceZz7IE/edit?usp=sharing Code: https://github.com/jstrassburg/SolrSearchEngineDemo

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SUSE Linux Init Script for Apache Solr

I created this SUSE Linux init script to start http://lucene.apache.org/solr/ and thought it might be useful to others. More details and the script are on my github at: https://github.com/jstrassburg/solr.init.d

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Securing WordPress Administration With Shared SSL Providers (like Hostgator)

Hostgator (and I understand some other web hosts) utilize a shared SSL configuration which adds an extra piece to the URI to access the site over SSL. In the case of Hostgator the URI looks like this: https://secure####.hostgator.com/~username I had

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