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Re: packages.debian.org

On Wed, 20 Jan 1999, James A. Treacy wrote:

> On Wed, 20 Jan, 1999, jmlb2@hermes.cam.ac.uk wrote:
> > Given that from your description swish++ sounds like a general purpose
> > indexer, which has been set up to index 'natural language' is it the best one
> > for our purposes?
> > 
> Once I removed a few conditions for removing words from indexing that weren't
> appropriate for us, the system works quite well.

Excellent.  In that case, my objection has no substance.

> The index file for the Package web pages alone is about 6.5M and indexes
> over 8000 files, I don't think that a simplistic search system will work
> very well on something this large and this popular (swish++ is very fast).
> Of course, this pales in comparison to what I have planned next. If I can
> work out a few details, I may use swish++ for searching on the mailing
> list archives (~1GB and > 160k files).

Of course, that *is* the kind of thing swish++ is designed for, so I can
hardly criticise that.


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