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Re: mysql and swishe

From: Peter Karman <karman(at)>
Date: Fri Dec 12 2003 - 02:36:09 GMT
The "mixed results" you've heard may be echoed here:

If you ever find that article, Bill, I'd be interested in it as well.


Bill Moseley waxed lyrical on 12/11/03 5:52 PM:
> On Thu, Dec 11, 2003 at 02:16:18PM -0800, Peter Karman wrote:
>>I'm hoping for some feedback from swish-e users out there who are also 
>>using mysql.
> I'm sure others can offer more.
> I have not used MySQL's full-text searching.  I have heard mixed
> results.  Swish-e probably is faster and has more options since that's
> all it does.
> I saw a year or so ago in some magazine (Sys Admin? Linux Journal?)
> where someone wrote a full-text search engine with MySQL - not using
> the mysql full-text feature.  They were parsing the text into individual
> words and placing the words into a table.  They could do phrase searches
> and generate a summary (a few words around the hit word).  I really
> wanted to try it as I just imagined it to be very slow.  I looked in my
> old stack of magazines the other day but couldn't find it -- I really
> wanted to try it.  Maybe google could find it.

Peter Karman - Software Publications Engineer - Cray Inc
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Received on Fri Dec 12 02:36:21 2003