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=head1 NAME

Lucy::Docs::Tutorial - Step-by-step introduction to Apache Lucy.

=head1 ABSTRACT 

Explore Apache Lucy's basic functionality by starting with a minimalist CGI
search app based on L<Lucy::Simple> and transforming it, step by step, into an
"advanced search" interface utilizing more flexible core modules like
L<Lucy::Index::Indexer> and L<Lucy::Search::IndexSearcher>.


=head2 Chapters


=item *

L<Lucy::Docs::Tutorial::Simple> - Build a bare-bones search app using

=item *

L<Lucy::Docs::Tutorial::BeyondSimple> - Rebuild the app using core
classes like L<Indexer|Lucy::Index::Indexer> and
L<IndexSearcher|Lucy::Search::IndexSearcher> in place of Lucy::Simple.

=item *

L<Lucy::Docs::Tutorial::FieldType> - Experiment with different field
characteristics using subclasses of L<Lucy::Plan::FieldType>.

=item *

L<Lucy::Docs::Tutorial::Analysis> - Examine how the choice of
L<Lucy::Analysis::Analyzer> subclass affects search results.

=item *

L<Lucy::Docs::Tutorial::Highlighter> - Augment search results with
highlighted excerpts.

=item *

L<Lucy::Docs::Tutorial::QueryObjects> - Unlock advanced search features
by using Query objects instead of query strings.


=head2 Source materials

The source material used by the tutorial app -- a multi-text-file presentation
of the United States constitution -- can be found in the C<sample> directory
at the root of the Lucy distribution, along with finished indexing and search

    sample/indexer.pl        # indexing app
    sample/search.cgi        # search app
    sample/us_constitution   # corpus

=head2 Conventions

The user is expected to be familiar with OO Perl and basic CGI programming.

The code in this tutorial assumes a Unix-flavored operating system and the
Apache webserver, but will work with minor modifications on other setups.

=head1 SEE ALSO

More advanced and esoteric subjects are covered in