The first thing that you're going to want to do with Minion is index some data. Before you do that, however, you need to think about how you want to represent the data in the index. This boils down to deciding what fields you want your documents to have and how they should be treated by the indexer.

Once you've decided what the fields should be for your application, then you can use the Minion API to create a search engine and to index documents with that engine.

Once you've indexed data into an index, then you can use the Minion query language to run queries against the index.