Semantics + Search : MarkLogic 7 Gets RDF

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Let’s talk Org Charts for a moment. Everyone knows what an org chart looks like. At the top you have the boss guy, Mr. Bigg, CEO of Bigg Business, Inc.   At the second tier, you have his lieutenants, the guys that head up the various functions within the organization (flipping to show relationships more […]

Using a Custom Facet to Aggregate Values

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MarkLogic’s Search API makes it easy to create search facets–all you need to do is declare an index on a specific element, then add an option to your search request specifying that the element should be used as a facet. However, sometimes this standard approach is not good enough and you need to create a […]

Calling .NET code from XQuery

As I mentioned in a blog post several weeks ago, I have been working on a way to call .NET code directly from MarkLogic. My goal is to be able to access the functionality of existing .NET assemblies so that I don’t need to spend time re-implementing any logic in XQuery. Some typical use cases […]

Creating MLJAM for .NET

XQuery is a powerful language. Add MarkLogic-specific extension functions and constructs and there is very little you can’t do all in XQuery. But, of course, sometimes you do find things you can’t accomplish–like generating a GUID value. Or let’s say you have a lot of business logic already implemented in a programming language like Java […]