Compass is a Java framework which makes it simple to map your Java object model into a search engine. It is built on top of the Lucene search engine. Compass features declarative mapping technology OSEM (similar to O/R database mapping), transaction management, Google-like query syntax, externalization of common metadata, and much much more.
Isobel is a framework to build complex information retrieval and analysis systems. Isobel can be functionally divided in two subsytems, Isobel Gatherer (the crawling and filtering subsystem) and Isobel Analyzer (the analysis subsystem). The two subsytems can also be used separately. Isobel Gatherer offers ready-to-use services like content fetching, scheduling, document format conversion, Hyperlink graph storage and analysis, content storage and indexing. A programmer may easily add new services. Isobel Analyzer uses the IBM UIMA architecture to reuse the analysis components developed for this architecture.