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From Dmitry Serebrennikov <>
Subject Re: TermVector once again
Date Wed, 22 Oct 2003 17:40:12 GMT
I will also help with what I can, but I can't promise too much time on this.

Damian Gajda wrote:

>My name is Damian and I am working on a University project on text
>analysis. I would like to use lucene as part of this project. I have
>already used it successfully in implementing search engine for my
>company's product - a CMS for NGOs.
>I am willing to put some work into either implementation of TermVector
>support or refactoring of Dmitry Serebrennikov's solution which he
>posted on the list back in 2001. I would like to ask if there is
>somebody willing to help. This question especially goes to Dmitry as he
>is the author of the code I would like to modify (I also wonder if there
>is a newer version of this code).
>The biggest problem for me is not lucene usage, but rather its
>internals. I had some bad experience implementing Lucene's Directory
>class for our file system mapping engine (one that works from servlet
>deployed as WAR) - namely lack of interface based programming and a few
>private or final methods/fields. So guys be ready for my annoying
>questions :)
>(BTW. I read the FAQ and tend to read the source code, but sometimes if
>I don't know the design motivation it's hard for me to understand).
>I don't know how this work would fit into Lucene's release schedule, but
>I think that TermVector might really extend Lucene's usage and put it
>into work in a lot more business apps. So if I will be accepted as a
>proper developer, the best idea I think is creation of a CVS branch for
>this purpose.
>Off TermVector topic: Is anyone working on Maven build for Lucene? This
>might be a nice idea - we moved to Maven builds lately and we're very
>happy with these and our Eclipse IDE's :)
>Best wishes,

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