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From Jon Scott Stevens <...@latchkey.com>
Subject Re: Interesting idea
Date Wed, 10 Jul 2002 16:58:53 GMT
on 7/10/02 9:35 AM, "Doug Cutting" <cutting@lucene.com> wrote:

> Nilsimsa appears to use what is called a "signature file" approach in
> the literature, while Lucene uses an "inverted file".  A search on
> Google for "signature file versus inverted index" turns up a paper by
> Zobel et. al. which concludes:
> 
>  Our conclusions are unequivocal. For typical document indexing
>  applications, current signature file techniques do not perform well
>  compared to current implementations of inverted file indexes.
> 
> See: http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~pirot/cs6111/Readings/zobel98.pdf
> 
> Doug

Wow! Great response Doug. =) Learn something new every day!

-jon


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