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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: vote for Lucene integration!
Date Mon, 09 Mar 2009 13:06:56 GMT
Geoff hendrey wrote:
> Unfortunately the Jira server is down right now so I cannot get the 
> issue number to provide here. But I wanted to encourage users to vote 
> for the "full text searching/Lucene integration" for the next release.
> Lucene provides fantastic full text searching. Imagine how even more 
> powerful Derby would be if it supported a more freeform way of 
> searching for rows. It would be amazing if the integration of Lucene 
> would treat each row as a Lucene Document. There are some powerful 
> lucene queries such as FuzzyLikeThisQuery that can search over 
> multiple document fields. So imagine doing a query for "Smith account 
> expiring" and having the database find a row in the ACCOUNTS table 
> with "smith" in the NAME column and "expired" in the STATUS column. 
> Lucene has support for "stemming" through the SnowballAnalyzer class, 
> which means Lucene can even figure out that "expired" is a match with 
> "expiring" because it can understand the common stem word, "expire". 
> Essentially you'd have a google-like search experience combined with a 
> relational database.
> This would be an absolutely amazing feature. So if it's not to late, 
> vote for Lucene integration!
> -geoff
> “How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. 
> Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.”
> – A. Lincoln
FYI, this issue is DERBY-472.


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