Sitecore Patterns Matching with SOLR

My nodeJS project is finally completed, so I could turn back to Sitecore and look for some interesting questions and solutions for them. Fortunately, I recently got one request.

CONTEXT

We have an e-commerce solution integrated with Sitecore, we also have DMS in place and it is gathering statistics about users and their behavior on the site. We could add personalization to the site trying to engage more clients, but it would be quite static, as a limited set of prepared content blocks would be shown based on defined rules. This is cool when you want to show promotion, but what if you need to show relevant products or pages.

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Sitecore Patterns Matching with SOLR

Sitecore: Solr spell check

Extending Sitecore ContentSearch provider with Solr spell check

During one of our projects we faced with a problem that Sitecore 7 does not support out of the box some cool features of Solr like spell check and similar results , which were in great demand on one of our projects.
After some time of investigation with reflector we found out that this kind of customization would not be easy, as a lot of classes in Sitecore provider to Solr wasn’t designed to support third party customization. There are a lot of internal classes and important properties hidden in private properties.
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Sitecore: Solr spell check