"An end user cannot simply plug into it and begin sifting
through a pile of electronic documents!
"Rather, you take advantage of Lucene either by writing custom
Java code capable of indexing the desired documents and providing a
search interface (as I demonstrated in the aforementioned article
using Lucene's bundled demo), or by using one of the several Lucene
implementations written in languages such as Perl, Python, or Ruby.
You also have the option of looking towards one of the search
platform implementations built atop Lucene, such as Solr .