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Re: reverse engineer indexes

From: Bill Moseley <moseley(at)>
Date: Tue Jun 25 2002 - 22:09:40 GMT
At 02:46 PM 06/25/02 -0700, Eric Lease Morgan wrote:
>Is it possible to reverse engineer the SWISH-E index to re-create the 
>text of an indexed article (minus the stop words, of course)?  Also, if 
>it is possible, how difficult or easy would it be to do this?

Yes.  The index is just an inverted word index and has position numbers.
It would be possible to invert it again.

If you don't want someone to have access to the index then you should limit
access to the index, of course. ;)

Bill Moseley
Received on Tue Jun 25 22:13:43 2002