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Apache Commons Text

Today we are back to the Apache Commons project with a library for string manipulation and comparison, Apache Commons Text. The library can be a lightweight alternative to larger NLP libraries or a good complement to the powerful StringUtils class from the Apache Commons Lang library. What I really like …

Apache Solr - Content-based image retrieval

In this article we will see how to use Apache Solr for an unusual use case: we will not use it for text search but, rather, for content-based image retrieval. In other words, we will use Solr to search for images by using... images! We will use a Solr plugin …


Apache Commons Collections

With this article I'll take a break from large Apache projects to focus again on a single, easy-to-integrate library. Apache Commons Collections is part of the larger Apache Commons project, a fantastic collection of libraries that cover very specific domains or use cases such as CSV files processing, command line …