[Haifux] [HAIFUX LECTURE] Hebrew search - not a trivial task by Itamar Syn-Hershko

Eli Billauer eli at billauer.co.il
Sat Jul 7 22:12:02 MSD 2012

On Monday, July 9th at 18:30, Haifux will gather to hear a talk by 
Itamar Syn-Hershko:

    Hebrew search---not a trivial task (Hebmorph)


Search engines available today render almost useless when you need to 
process Hebrew texts. Even effective open-source solutions like 
Lucene/Solr give up in despair when handed a Hebrew corpus to index.

HebMorph is an open-source project with the ultimate goal of solving 
this problem, and in the best way possible. In-depth understanding of 
how search engines work triggers ideas, ideas become software parts, and 
those in turn are experimented with various state of the art search 
engines. HebMorph already has a production-ready solution with several 
happy users. It is now in the phase of further development and relevance 

This talk is all about practical Hebrew search. We will see how search 
engines work, and learn how we can use their power to make our 
applications better for us and for our users. This will allow us to get 
a glimpse at the large array of issues Hebrew poses to search engines, 
and after seeing some real-world examples we will get to know how 
HebMorph approaches this.

We meet in Taub building, room 6. For instructions see:

Attendance is free, and you are all invited!

Future lectures:

23/07/12 Git for solo projects too: Eli Billauer
06/08/12 Where did Bilski take us? Patentability of software related
          inventions: Doron Sierdazki


We are always interested in hearing your talks and ideas. If you wish to 
give a talk, hold a discussion, or just plan some event haifux might be 
interested in, please contact us at webmaster at haifux.org

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