Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 The World of Text Search

    1. Terms and Concepts in Search

    2. Search Workflows

  2. Chapter Getting Started with Sphinx

    1. Workflow Overview

    2. Getting Started ... in a Minute

    3. Basic Configuration

    4. Accessing searchd

    5. Building Sphinx from Source

  3. Chapter 3 Basic Indexing

    1. Indexing SQL Data

    2. Indexing XML Data

    3. Working with Character Sets

    4. Handling Stop Words and Short Words

  4. Chapter 4 Basic Searching

    1. Matching Modes

    2. Full-Text Query Syntax

    3. Result Set Contents and Limits

    4. Searching Multiple Indexes

    5. Result Set Processing

  5. Chapter 5 Managing Indexes

    1. The “Divide and Conquer” Concept

    2. Index Rotation

    3. Picking Documents

    4. Handling Updates and Deletions with K-Lists

    5. Scheduling Rebuilds, and Using Multiple Deltas

    6. Merge Versus Rebuild Versus Deltas

    7. Scripting and Reloading Configurations

  6. Chapter 6 Relevance and Ranking

    1. Relevance Assessment: A Black Art

    2. Relevance Ranking Functions

    3. Sphinx Rankers Explained

    4. Where to Go from Here