Hi again Internet,
For once I have had time to do some thinking. Why is there no powerful data processing layer between the Lucene Connector Framework and Solr? I´ve been looking into the Apache Commons Processing Pipeline. It seems like a likely candidate to do some cool stuff. Look at the diagram below.
What I´m thinking of is to make a transparent Solr processing pipeline that speaks the Solr REST protocol on each end. This means that you would be able to use SolrJ or any other API to communicate with the Pipeline.
Has anyone attempted this before? If you’re interested in chatting about the pipeline drop me a mail or just grab me at Eurocon in Prague this year.