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A software engineer with Ektron’s product development team, Chris is responsible for the design and development of Ektron’s search APIs as well as integration with third-party search providers.

  • Dissecting Apple's Auto-Complete

    10/24/2013 9:36:48 AM

    Recently, my colleague Arun authored a blog entry highlighting the importance of 'suggestion' in your search experience. Adding suggestive search functionality to your site is a great way increase eng...

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    Working with Multi-Value Properties in Solr

    8/6/2013 8:49:23 AM

    The addition of a Solr search provider to Ektron introduces a subtle API enhancement: the notion of multi-value properties. These are index fields which hold a collection of values rather than just a...

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    A Search Framework API Tutorial

    7/23/2013 1:30:59 PM

    The scope of the Ektron Search Framework API is quite broad and can be a bit overwhelming when you're just getting started with search. With the release of Ektron 9.0, which includes support for the A...

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    What's New For Search In Ektron 9?

    6/15/2013 7:05:36 PM

    As the Ektron engineering team puts the finishing touches on our latest release, Ektron 9, I wanted to take a few minutes to fill you in on some exciting new search features that are heading your way....

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    Working with Summaries

    2/18/2013 8:53:02 AM

    Modern enterprise search engines provide the neat ability to automatically generate a dynamic result summary, contextually relevant to your query text. (This is known as the "highlighted summary" in E...

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    Recursive Folder Queries

    12/5/2012 10:14:10 AM

    Related content is often organized into logical groupings by folder. These hierarchies can be rather complex, and data may be nested several levels beneath a common parent folder. It makes sense then...

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    A Hybrid Approach to Search

    11/19/2012 2:40:25 PM

    Developers often ask how they might retrieve the full body for a content item from their search index. Search is often the mechanism employed to identify content for topic pages and other dynamic cont...

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    Querying with Non-Ektron Content Sources

    11/9/2012 3:58:01 PM

    What is a content source? Simply put: a content source is a SharePoint entity identifying a specific collection of data to be indexed.Content sources are broadly classified by the 'type' of data that...

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    Best Practices for Search Development

    10/30/2012 11:51:11 PM

    Companies pay a high cost when information goes unfound and for that reason enterprise search is a growing strategic and budgetary concern for many corporations. Time, productivity, and ultimately rev...

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