jbreak JBreak 2017 (04.04.2017 — 04.04.2017)

Full-Text Search Explained


The power of full-text search and all the awesome things you cannot do in a database — all shown based on quotes from Star Wars.

Today’s applications are expected to provide powerful full-text search. But how does that work in general and how do I implement it on my site or in my application?

Actually, this is not as hard as it sounds at first. This talk covers:

  • How full-text search works in general and what the differences to databases are.

  • How the score or quality of a search result is calculated.

  • How to implement this with Elasticsearch.

Attendees will learn how to add common search patterns to their applications without breaking a sweat.