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From David Spencer <>
Subject Re: more sandbox questions
Date Mon, 07 Feb 2005 06:21:53 GMT
Erik Hatcher wrote:

> XML-Indexing-Demo - I propose this be moved to an "examples" area if we 
> keep it at all.
> parsers - Is anyone using the PDF parser here?
> taglib - my bad in committing this in the first place - its not well 
> implemented and of marginal use.  I propose to remove it entirely.
> miscellaneous - I propose that when moved to contrib/util.
> similarity & spellchecker - I propose this be combined with the 
> contrib/util.
> Thoughts on these?

Another way of looking at it is to group query expansion code together 
i.e. similarity + spellchecker + wordnet go together. I think calling 
things "util" or "misc" demeans them - but disclaimer, these 3 things 
are coincidentally all mine.

> The contrib area should be useful add-ons to Lucene's core, and isn't 
> really appropriate for examples/demos, it seems to me.
> The tricky pieces are miscellaneous, similarity, and spellchecker.  
> These are tiny by themselves and putting them in a util area and 
> packaging them altogether seems ok to me at one level, but does it make 
> more sense to keep these completely separate?

OK, to be more concrete, I'll suggest the 3 above go to "search" or 

> On a related note, should we combine snowball in with analyzers?  Or 
> leave it on its own still?
>     Erik
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