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Release 3.4.0

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Carrot2: open source framework for building search clustering engines
The 3.4.0 release introduces a native C# / .NET API to Carrot2 clustering algorithms as well as a number of smaller improvements.
Carrot2 C# / .NET API
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Carrot2 C# / .NET API in Visual Studio Starting with release 3.4.0, Carrot2 provides a native C# API for calling clustering from C# / .NET software:
  • All required DLL files, C# code examples and API reference included
  • No need to install Java JRE/SDK
  • Clustering engine feature set identical to Java version
  • Clustering results identical to Java version
  • Clustering performance comparable to Java version in case of the STC algorithm. Due to highly computational nature of Lingo, its C# version is slower than the Java counterpart.
  • Works with .NET Framework 3.5 or later
A similar C# API is available for Lingo3G, a real-time text clustering engine from Carrot Search.
Java 1.6.0 required As of version 3.4.0, Carrot2 stops supporting Java 1.5, which reached its End of Service Life in October 2009.
Dependency on
Lucene API removed
Versions prior to 3.4.0 depended on Lucene 3.x API, which could cause integration problems in systems relying on earlier versions of Lucene. Version 3.4.0 completely removes the dependency on Lucene API and as a result, Carrot2 will not interfere with earlier and future releases of Lucene.
Bing document source MSN Live document source has been replaced with Bing.
OpenSearch document source in Workbench The OpenSearch document source is now available in Document Clustering Workbench.
Dependency updates A number of dependencies have been updated:
  • Mahout Math and Collections to version 0.3
  • High Performance Primitive Collections to version 0.3.1
  • Google Collections replaced with Guava
  • SimpleXML to version 2.3.5
  • Jackson JSON to version 1.5.2

For a complete list of improvements and bug fixes, see JIRA issues fixed in version 3.4.0. For more new features, please see release 3.3.0 and release 3.2.0 notes.

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