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Lucene vs MeiliSearch: What are the differences?

Lucene: A high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java. Lucene Core, our flagship sub-project, provides Java-based indexing and search technology, as well as spellchecking, hit highlighting and advanced analysis/tokenization capabilities; MeiliSearch: *Ultra relevant, instant and typo-tolerant full-text search API *. It is a powerful, fast, open-source, easy to use, and deploy search engine. The search and indexation are fully customizable and handles features like typo-tolerance, filters, and synonyms.

Lucene and MeiliSearch can be primarily classified as "Search Engines" tools.

Some of the features offered by Lucene are:

  • over 150GB/hour on modern hardware
  • small RAM requirements -- only 1MB heap
  • incremental indexing as fast as batch indexing

On the other hand, MeiliSearch provides the following key features:

  • Search as-you-type experience (answers < 50ms)
  • Full-text search
  • Typo tolerant (understands typos and spelling mistakes)

MeiliSearch is an open source tool with 731 GitHub stars and 24 GitHub forks. Here's a link to MeiliSearch's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is Lucene?

Lucene Core, our flagship sub-project, provides Java-based indexing and search technology, as well as spellchecking, hit highlighting and advanced analysis/tokenization capabilities.

What is MeiliSearch?

It is a powerful, fast, open-source, easy to use, and deploy search engine. The search and indexation are fully customizable and handles features like typo-tolerance, filters, and synonyms.

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