Lucy::Docs::Tutorial - Step-by-step introduction to Apache Lucy.
Explore Apache Lucy's basic functionality by starting with a minimalist CGI search app based on Lucy::Simple and transforming it, step by step, into an "advanced search" interface utilizing more flexible core modules like Lucy::Index::Indexer and Lucy::Search::IndexSearcher.
The source material used by the tutorial app -- a multi-text-file presentation of the United States constitution -- can be found in the
sample directory at the root of the Lucy distribution,
along with finished indexing and search apps.
sample/indexer.pl # indexing app sample/search.cgi # search app sample/us_constitution # corpus
The user is expected to be familiar with OO Perl and basic CGI programming.
The code in this tutorial assumes a Unix-flavored operating system and the Apache webserver, but will work with minor modifications on other setups.
More advanced and esoteric subjects are covered in Lucy::Docs::Cookbook.