As John said, Hibernate Search is quite general. I have seen it used in a lot of problems. Some of the common ones: - search engine for e-commerce sites - search engine for backend applications (admin, call center etc) - used to save loads on the regular RDBMS database (either by replacing the query or by splitting the query into a full-text part and a relational part (and do an intersect)
Another cool thing that is poping up is the ability to full-text search objects in a JBoss Cache. Search for JBoss Cache Searchable. Basically hibernate Search is now independent of Hibernate and can index pretty much anything and listen to any event
Joined: Aug 21, 2004
Thanks for your explanations.
subject: Hibernate Search in Action: What kind of applications use Hibernate Search?