title: Solr-PHP-UI: Solr client and user interface for search (UI) authors: - Markus Mandalka
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:
- Fulltext search
- Facetted search (interactive filters)
- Viewer for preview
- Analyze text
- Different views:
- Result list (with snippets and highlighted search terms)
- Images* Table (sortable and filterable)
- Analyze search results or all documents with data visualizations:
- Trend chart
- Networks, connections and relations (graph)
/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).
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):
Alternate components (Open Source user interfaces for Solr): * Velocity (Java) * Solarium (PHP) * Drupal Solr and Sarnia (PHP and Drupal) * Hue Hadoop User Interface (Python and Django) * Blacklight (Ruby on rails)