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Solr-PHP-UI: Solr client and user interface for search (UI)

This search user interface component of the open source search engine Open Semantic Search is a PHP based lightweight search client with complete and responsive user interface for searching with Apache Lucene / Solr (open source enterprise search server).

So you can install / run an search engine on standard LAMP or standard PHP webspace without effort (based on vanilla PHP and Solr-PHP-Client). It doesn't need a database but only connection to or an installation of a standard Solr server/service (ready packages available).

Just install the Debian GNU/Linux or Ubuntu Linux package or copy the source to PHP webspace and search with a flexible responsive UI:

Features

  • Fulltext search
  • Facetted search (interactive filters)
  • Viewer for preview
  • Analyze text
  • Sorting
  • Different views:

Views

  • Result list (with snippets and highlighted search terms)
  • Preview
  • Images
  • Table (sortable and filterable)
  • Analyze search results or all documents with data visualizations:
    • Wordcloud
    • Trend chart
    • Networks, connections and relations (graph)

Configuration

Edit /etc/solr-php-ui/config.php (if installed from a package) or config/config.php (if installed from source) for setting another language or for adding custom facets (additional fields and interactive filters).

Used libraries

Used libraries and frameworks (all included in the package)

  • solr-php-client (Solr client library for PHP)
  • jquery (javascript library for easier accessing the dom model)
  • Zurb Foundation (CSS and UI lib for responsive web design)
  • d3js (javascript library for visualizations)
  • nvd3 (d3js based javascript library for charts)
  • Cytoscape.js (graph)

Dashboards

Solr-PHP-UI is a lightweight solution which doesn't need a database or special libraries. So the configuration options for the users are limited.

If you want to configure dashboards, add some calls of a view into iframes, show some Solr-PHP-UI RSS feeds (i.e. show results of some configured search feeds in Drupal views) or you have to setup a user interface with a database like Hue (Django/Python) or Sarnia (Drupal/PHP):

Alternates

Alternate components (Open Source user interfaces for Solr):