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From: Eric Lease Morgan <emorgan(at)not-real.nd.edu>
Date: Mon May 09 2005 - 14:36:16 GMT
At the risk to starting a religious war, what do folk here think of 
Lucene/Plucene?

My favorite indexer is swish-e. Quick. Easy. Well documented. Feature 
rich. Comes with a Perl API as well as API's for other languages. The 
query syntax is straight forward.

As the amount of content I plan to index increases I begin to need an 
incremental indexing feature. I also need multi-byte character 
indexing. Lucene/Plucene offer these features at the expense of greater 
complexity. Lucene/Plucene is 100% a toolbox, no application. It does 
not index files, but rather data structures. This means I can not point 
it to file system and have it automatically extract the meta data, 
content, etc.

What experience do others here in Swish-E World have with 
Lucene/Plucene?

-- 
Eric Lease Morgan
Head, Digital Access and Information Architecture Department
University Libraries of Notre Dame

(574) 631-8604
Received on Mon May 9 07:36:25 2005