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to remember that the classifier has no knowledge of the meaning of words, so to improve its output we employ few common search engine methods.Stop Words: these are a list of words that should not be considered as they are not relevant to the classification
The code itself would be pretty trivial. Just some regular
expressions parsing your blog post body.
The benefit of this functionality is that you can enhance your
search engine rankings by having reciprocal links with other sites... is something that would auto suggest
some images based on the tags and body content of a post.
I'm speculating that the functionality would search either the
Umbraco media section or some kind of online public image library
(or both). With events
a little spring cleaning:
Upgraded to Umbraco 4.7
Set up auto tagging of posts using the awesome OpenCalais API
Rewritten search to use Umbraco Examine
Highlighted search results
Used Umbraco base AJAX to start suggesting results... examine to find similarly
Search result highlighting is based upon the
techniques described over on the wiki at our.umbraco.org and
I've also put together an
Umbraco package which allows you to get examine search result
highlighting up and running quickly.
Finally to have a look at Base AJAX search results in action
just start typing a search term in the search box in the
right hand column. As soon as a match is found a window will pop up
I've read a few people looking for an alernative to the Umbraco
trace to help them to debug when using the new Umbraco MVC
The wonderfully named umbDebugShowTrace
query string has no effect when using the MVC rendering engine -
because the information that it provided isn't available. As
discussed in my previous
blog post we now have log4net available in Umbraco.
In the previous post I shared tips on how to place your own
debug messages in their own log4net file - but for the
predominantly lazy (I include myself in this group) there is a
command to help out:
cat UmbracoTraceLog.txt -wait | select-string "string to find"
To break this down cat UmbracoTraceLog.txt just
After a lot of frustration trying to implement content search in Umbraco yesterday I decided that this article may be a good idea.
I wrote it all in one quick sitting, so I haven’t had time to go through it with a fine tooth comb yet and check the spelling and grammar.
The more I write tutorials and docs, the more I become convinced that screencasts are better, so I will try and create the article as a screencast too.
a wiki page over at our umbraco that shows how to highlight
search terms in Umbraco
examine searches using
Lucene.Net.Highlight. Source code is attached to the wiki
The code was lifted from an
original forum post... the result is quite
pleasing - the highlighter will highlight terms even if you are
using fuzzy terms derived from your original search text:
I'd classify this is a 30 minute hack. I don't fully understand
the inner workings of what i've put together. The code effectively
does a search within a search against the query results to perform
the highlighting so I am sure there are efficiency gains to be had.
You can see from the screenshot above that highlighting takes
I'm not really into opinionated blog posts, but just for
If you haven't seen Entourage, then I recommend you watch it.
Here are a couple of clips of Ari -one of the main characters - at
his best. (Not for the easily offended).
the browser to download a PDF with a specific file
Big performance gains, both memory and CPU.
Newer version of PDF rendering engine with better FO
Improved user manual.
For examples of PDF files generated using PDF creator
Here is a quick demonstration of how to generate PDF files from
PDF Creator for Umbraco. The whole process should take less
than 3 minutes. You can click on the screenshots below for
- Navigate to the Developer section of
- Expand the packages node in the tree and
click "Umbraco package repository".
- Type PDF Creator in the search dialogue.
- In the search results hover over PDF
creator and then click Install Package
- On the resulting screen check the
checkbox labelled Accept License.
- Click the Install Package button.
- Wait for package installation to be
- Navigate to the settings section of Umbraco
I've been hearing a lot of buzz about Ruby on Rails, so I finally got down to running through the tutorial at: http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2005/01/20/rails.html
Pretty impressive I must say, but the jury will be out until I get to try and build something ‘real world’ with it. This might not be for a while, as all of my spare ‘geek’ spare time is being invested in Umbraco at the moment.
I am pretty sure it would handle any of the web projects that usually land at my feet, but it always comes down to whether I ‘like’ it or not.
Also, I did a brief search for UK based shared hosting packages that support ROR and only managed to find one.