Apache Lucene is a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java. It is a technology suitable for nearly any application that requires full-text search, especially cross-platform.
• Scalable, high-performance indexing
• Powerful, accurate and efficient search algorithms
• Cross-platform solution
A&H use case 1 description:
The “Freeze Frame – Historic Polar Images 1845-1960” project has used Lucene for advanced search of photographs from both Arctic and Antarctic expeditions.