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Bobo is a Faceted Search implementation written purely in Java, an extension to Apache Lucene.

While Lucene is good with unstructured data, Bobo fills in the missing piece to handle semi-structured and structured data.

Bobo Browse is an information retrieval technology that provides navigational browsing into a semi-structured dataset. Beyond the result set from queries and selections, Bobo Browse also provides the facets from this point of browsing.

Logical Architecture



Release: - Bobo Browse 3.2.0 is released

News: - Bobo is powering the LinkedIn Homepage

See Techcrunch article covering our search improvements.



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You can download this project in either zip or tar formats.

You can also clone the project with Git by running:

$ git clone git://

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