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allen goforth sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 27 Sep 2000 20:37:21 -0400

We are all in the same boat on a stormy sea.  And we owe each other a
terrible loyalty.
        --G.K. Chesterton

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nathan" <mail@nathan.co.za>
To: <sword-devel@crosswire.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2000 3:14 PM
Subject: RE: [sword-devel] Fast search?

> Good day Joachim
> The algorithms are actually not very difficult at all. :) I will
> (Lord willing) try to write the algorithms in a generic C-like
> format. Then you should be able to easily and quickly port it to
> the language of your choice. I used to work with C, and have not
> used C++ much, so I will not be able to efficiently implement these
> algorithms in Sword. I will leave that to Troy and yourself to do
> this (if you don't mind). Unless someone else volunteers?
> The benchmarks for some of the searches I have done indicate that the
> response time is sub-second, even for complex searches with wildcards!
> (On a 600 MHz P3... :)
> I am currently investigating the best way to compress the index file.
> The decompression could still influence the response time, but it will
> not be much.
> The other outstanding issue is to efficiently implement "exact phrase"
> searches (which is in progress).
> *** I still need some answers to the questions I asked a while ago (17/9)
> --> How small do we really want the fast search index file?
> --> Will it replace the current search, or just be an additional option?
> --> What is expected from the fast search?
> Feedback anyone?
> God bless you,
> nathan
> http://www.nathan.co.za
> --- Original message ----
> I'm unable to implement such a thing but since I develop for BibleTime if
> it's
> possible that somebody with more knowledge implements these fast
> It would be cool to have BibleTime 1.0 (the version we are working on)
> such a incredible fast search!
> --Joachim