Funded by the BBSRC http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/ this collaboration between Flax and the European Bioinformatics Institute (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/) aims “to significantly advance the state of the art with regard to indexing and querying biomedical data with freely available open source software”. Here's some background: http://www.flax.co.uk/blog/2014/06/11/biosolr-building-better-search-for-bioinformatics/
We'll be using this repository to publish the open source software we develop to enhance and improve the use of the Apache Lucene/Solr search engine for this important sector.
To round off this phase of the BioSolr project there was an open workshop on 3rd/4th February 2016 at EMBL-EBI http://www.ebi.ac.uk/pdbe/about/events/open-source-search-bioinformatics. The papers presented are available in the 'workshop' folder. You can also read BioSolr-related blog posts at http://www.flax.co.uk/?s=biosolr&submit=Searchhttp://www.flax.co.uk/?s=biosolr&submit=Search