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ANNOUNCE: "Indexing Arbitrary Data with SWISH-E" PDF Online

From: Josh Rabinowitz <joshr-swishe(at)>
Date: Mon Aug 09 2004 - 23:29:23 GMT
Hello Everyone:

I just wanted to let everyone know that I've made my USENIX paper 
"Indexing Arbitrary Data with SWISH-E" available on my website at

This is the same document published in the FREENIX Track of the 2004 
USENIX Annual Technical Conference, and consists of 7 pages including 
the tables, graph ov swish-e vs. mysql performance, and bibliography. 
The paper also cover basic swish-e usage and some useful tips.

Following is the paper's abstract. Check the link above for the full 
paper!  I look forward to hearing people's feedback.

   Josh Rabinowitz

   Indexing Arbitrary Data with SWISH-E
   Josh Rabinowitz,
   From The Proceedings Of The 2004 USENIX Technical Conference

Abstract : "Fast lookups are crucial to many computer applications 
and operations. The general problem of indexing andsearching on 
arbitrary data is not a simple one, with many semantic, linguistic, 
and technical issues to iron out. In this paper we present swish-e, a 
descendent of Kevin Hughes' SWISH project from 1994. Swish-e provides 
a full featured and useful toolkit to index and query 8-bit ASCII 
data. This paper discusses the structure, features, andusage of 
swish-e, with mentions of possible directions for further development 
and interesting related work. We also compare swish-e to MySQL's 
full-text search feature in terms of features and speed, and discuss 
two real-world swish-e applications, Sman and Swished."

The SWISHED server and SWISH::API::Remote client described in my last 
email are a result of this paper. Again, this paper is available on 
my website at
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Received on Mon Aug 9 16:29:39 2004