[sword-devel] Re: [bt-devel] fast search
Sun, 4 Feb 2001 22:56:57 +0000 (GMT)
On Sun, 4 Feb 2001, David Kahn <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi. I have been watching the forum here for a little while, reluctant
> to get involved right now with development because of other
> commitments. However, I am also interested in a fast search engine
You and me both.
> ... This would work
> with the scriptures because the bible is a fixed size, so once that
> index exists on a given word for a given version, it never changes.
With the availability of books (commentaries etc) the size is not fixed.
Signature approaches such as rushmore suffer this problem.
> Any thoughts?
My experience has been with inverted file systems (15+ years in commerical
R&D of text retrieval systems). These do not impose limitations upon the
size of the source text. I'll dig out my notes from about a year ago when
I first suggested a fast search feature and put together a more detailed
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