Lucene Core 3.3 and Solr 3.3 Released
The Lucene PMC announced the availability of Apache Lucene 3.3 and Apache Solr 3.3. This release has updates like Optimized implementation of KStem, Improvements to MMapDirectory, Spellchecker module, Near-real-time search, Merge policy and lot more. http://lucene.apache.org/
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