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From Juan Jose Pablos <>
Subject Re: Forrest as an XML repository
Date Wed, 01 Jun 2005 10:09:37 GMT

Ricardo Beltran wrote:
> Hello Forrest developers team:
> First of all I would like to thank your efforts to
> bring to reality this great project!
> I'm planning to use Forrest in a project in Mexico,
> for a Social Sciences University in Mexico. We have
> about 10,000 polls about public opinion from the last
> 18 years of the Mexican history. Those polls were
> written (and executed) in Clipper (prg). I have a DTD
> that describes the content and structure of these
> polls, my plan is to transform those Clipper files to
> XML and  use Forrest to make publicly available this
> information.
> As you can imagine there's a lot of information (about
> 5 GB) and it is very important to have a mechanism to
> search all this info using keywords. As you can see
> I'm planning to use Forrest as an XML repository and
> use Lucene or Google as my search engine.
> My questions are: 
> Do you think that Forrest is an appropriate framework
> for this purpose? and Do you think that Lucene or
> Google will do the job of indexing about (5 GB) of XML
> files?
> If not, do you know some other project that could be
> suitable for this purpose.
> For your attention to this e-mail thanks a lot.
> Best Regards
> Ricardo Beltran
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