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From Doug Cutting <>
Subject Re: Control over Lucene Index
Date Wed, 03 May 2006 16:09:39 GMT
You could implement the IndexReader API, then use IndexMerger to write 
this in Lucene's format.


Ralf Bierig wrote:
> Hi,
> in the context of a distributed information retrieval project, we would 
> like to use Lucene for its indexing capabilities but not for retrieval. 
> In particular, we would like to populate a Lucene index with the tokens 
> and statistics already computed by an external indexer, thereby 
> bypassing the document-based parsing, analysis, and ingestion into the 
> index which characterises Lucene's standard workflow. Is this possible? 
> That is, is it possible to feed precomputed statistics into a Lucene's 
> index? And is it possible to have control on what statistics are 
> associated with each document (as we will not use Lucene for retrieval 
> we are not interested in complying with the statistics it needs to 
> perform a search).
> Any help greatly appreciated, many thanks.
> Cheers,
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