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From "J. Delgado" <>
Subject Re: Various Ideas from ApacheCon
Date Thu, 10 May 2007 18:06:00 GMT
The ever growing presence of mingled structured and unstructured data is a
fact of life and modern systems we have to deal with. Clearly, the tendency
is that full-text indexing is moving towards DB functionality, i.e.
<attribute,value> fields for projection/filtering, sorting, faceted queries,
transactional CRUD operations etc. Though set manipulation is not Lucene's
or Solr's forte, the document-object model maps very well to rows of
relational sets or tables, evermore when CLOBs and TEXT fields where

On the other hand, relational databases with XML and OO extensions and
native XML repositories still have to deal with the problem of RANKING
unstructured text and combination of text fragments and structured
conditions, thus  dealing no longer just with a set/relational model  that
yields binary answers but extending their query languages to handled the
concept of fuzziness, relevance, etc. (e.g. SQL/MM, XQuery-FullText).

I would like once again to open this can of worms, and perhaps think out of
the box, without classifying DB and Full-Text as simply different, as we
analyze concepts to further understand the real path for evolution of

Here is a very interesting attempt to create a special type of "index"
called Domain Index to query unstructured data within Oracle by Marcelo

Other interesting articles:

XQuery 1.0 - Full-Text:
SQL/MM Full-Text

Discussions on *XML data model vs. relational model*

2007/5/9, James liu <>:
> I think the topest thing lucene/solr should do:
> 1: more easy use and less code
> 2: distributed index and search
> 3: manage these index and search server
> 4: test method or tool
> i don't agree
> 2007/5/8, Grant Ingersoll <>:Yep, my advice always is
> use
> a db for what a db is designed for (set
> manipulation) and use Lucene for what it is good for
> maybe fs+lucene/solr is better
> --
> regards
> jl

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