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From Andrzej Bialecki>
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

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