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From Toke Eskildsen>
Subject Re: Numerical ids for terms?
Date Wed, 13 Apr 2011 13:42:31 GMT
On Tue, 2011-04-12 at 11:41 +0200, Gregor Heinrich wrote:
> Hi -- has there been any effort to create a numerical representation of Lucene 
> indices. That is, to use the Lucene Directory backend as a large term-document 
> matrix at index level. As this would require bijective mapping between terms 
> (per-field, as customary in Lucene) and a numerical index (integer, monotonous 
> from 0 to numTerms()-1), I guess this requires some some special modifications 
> to the Lucene core.

Maybe you're thinking about something like TermsEnum?
It provides ordinal-access to terms, represented with longs. In order to
make the access at index-level rather than segment-level you will have
to perform a merge of the ordinals from the different segments.

Unfortunately it is optional whether the codec supports ordinal-based
terms access and the default codec does not, so you will have to
explicitly select a codec when you build your index.

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