As an addendum to my previous email about ajax/solr/openlayers, here's a
post detailing the work:
On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 9:10 AM, Ethan Gruber <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I've done a lot of ajax/Solr stuff with jquery and Cocoon. I typically
> deal with large XML datasets, so Cocoon is an ideal application for me to
> use. Ajax calls are made to Cocoon pipelines that are transformations of
> Solr XML search results processed by Saxon against XSLT. It's quite fast,
> even for facet pagination. I've also done some work with TermsComponent to
> deliver autosuggest for controlled vocabulary terms, like LCSH, which are
> stored in a Solr index.
> Beyond the typical use of Ajax to load HTML content dynamically, I've built
> an OpenLayers front end that is dynamically generated from Ajax calls to a
> Cocoon pipeline that queries Solr and returns results in the form of KML.
> Ethan Gruber
> American Numismatic Society
> On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 5:01 AM, Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Did you consider using an existing open-source project to provide the
>> AJAXy UI to your index? VuFind and Blacklight are among the
>> candidates. That's where I'd start, if I were in your position.
>> -- Mike.
>> On 28 February 2011 03:34, Yitzchak Schaffer <[log in to unmask]>
>> > Hello all,
>> > We are working on creating a public-facing biographical index. We're
>> planning on using Solr with faceting, and building an AJAXy search frontend.
>> We have experience with symfony for overall framework, so we have begun the
>> project using that.
>> > The only robust-looking material I was able to find on Solr with AJAX
>> tonight was
>> > https://github.com/evolvingweb/ajax-solr/wiki
>> > Can anyone offer any alternate projects or approaches? I'm just getting
>> my feet wet in both advanced JS/frontend dev techniques, and Solr.
>> > Thanks!
>> > --
>> > Yitzchak Schaffer
>> > Systems Manager
>> > Touro College Libraries
>> > 212.742.8770 ext. 2432
>> > http://www.tourolib.org/