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From Andrzej Bialecki ...@getopt.org>
Subject Re: suggestions for a student project
Date Thu, 27 May 2004 20:15:51 GMT
Dmitry Serebrennikov wrote:

> jitender ahuja wrote:
> 
>> Hi,
>>     Can anyone tell that for a masters student's project what should 
>> be the areas of lucene that need to be developed. I am doing the 
>> project at an orgn. For that I took the data from tables and indexed 
>> it, but except for own stop words list could do nothing new. Just 
>> using the predefined classes has not interested me. If anyone has 
>> ideas about something to add on to lucene, I would be highly thankful.
>>
>> Regards,
>> jitender
>>  
>>
> 
> How about adding binary fields capability to Lucene stored fields? This 
> could be fun and useful, especially if there is a need for this for the 
> project you are directly working on.
> 
> Myself and Doug have discussed this last week or so on this list, but I
> haven't had time to do it and not sure when I might. It should be a
> pretty well contained project. The proposed API can be
> found in the messages from last week. I think we came up with a
> pretty clean solution that would be relatively easy to add to Lucene,
> and that will have little or no effect on the existing applications, and 
> could enable new types of applications, such as encryption and 
> compression of fields. At some point, perhaps even an index-wide 
> compression system, akin to a zip file.

That would be useful, indeed. Another related useful addition would be 
to implement specific API for handling numeric fields (searching for 
values, ranges, and comparator operators).

-- 
Best regards,
Andrzej Bialecki

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Software Architect, System Integration Specialist
CEN/ISSS EC Workshop, ECIMF project chair
EU FP6 E-Commerce Expert/Evaluator
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