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From Chris Collins <chris_j_coll...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Index Ratio
Date Thu, 25 Jun 2009 04:34:13 GMT
There are other factors too, such as how broad is the vocabulary of  
the content and your analyzers used.  Have you tried running your  
filters to generate just plain text files and compare the difference  
in size of the text compared to the original.

C


On Jun 24, 2009, at 9:28 PM, pof wrote:

>
> It would seem that .doc files have about 30KB overhead (not including
> pictures, graphs, meta data etc) on top of the plain text and about  
> 3KB for
> .pdfs.
>
> Otis Gospodnetic wrote:
>>
>>
>> Hi Brett,
>>
>> Try creating a simple MS Word document with just a single character  
>> in it.
>> Save it as .doc and check the size.  Export to PDF and check the  
>> size.  I
>> don't know exactly how big those docs will be, but I bet they'll be  
>> many,
>> many times larger than that one byte character.  Open up your index  
>> with
>> Luke to see what's in it.
>>
>> Otis
>> --
>> Sematext -- http://sematext.com/ -- Lucene - Solr - Nutch
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----
>>> From: pof <MelbourneBeerBaron@gmail.com>
>>> To: general@lucene.apache.org
>>> Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 8:47:39 PM
>>> Subject: Index Ratio
>>>
>>>
>>> Hi, I just completed a batch test index of ~1100 documents of  
>>> various
>>> file
>>> types and I noticed that the original documents take up about  
>>> 145MB but
>>> my
>>> index is only 1.7MB?? I remember reading somewhere that the typical
>>> compression rate is about 20-30% or something, but mine is a  
>>> little over
>>> 1%!
>>> I'm not complaining or anything It just struck me a odd especially  
>>> as I
>>> have
>>> a lot of archive files and emails with attachments that I parse as  
>>> well.
>>> Has
>>> anyone else experienced something like this, I'm just curious.
>>>
>>> Cheers. Brett.
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