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Subject Re: Lucene in action at
Date Tue, 23 Apr 2002 07:06:15 GMT
Hi Jari 

whre do you build your index? On filesystem? Do you use database?


> Hello,
> I'm glad to inform you that I've built a complete Lucene-based web
> search solution for the Finnish Defence Forces web site and that it's
> online as of this moment.
> 	You can see it in action at:
> The user interface is in Finnish, but I hope you can get a general gra
> of what's going on there anyway.
> As for the technical facts, I basically built a web crawler for indexi
> the -sites, and a servlet/xml/xsl -based frontend that
> delivers the results to your screen.
> 	The crawler is capable of indexing HTML (I used the Swing
> parser), PDF (I used xpdf, which is kinda bubble-gum-ish, but it works
> ;) and images (they're searched for by filename only).
> 	And for the front end, I have a servlet that does the searching,
> prints out XML (raw XML output:
q=hornet) which is then transformed to
> HTML via XSL (I wrote a neat little servlet filter for this).
> 	The search servlet also has a simple query parser: the incoming
> query is parsed so that the default operand is AND instead of OR.
> 	So basically, if you type 'hornet picture', the actual search
> sent to Lucene will be '+hornet +picture' - I wanted it to be
> Google-like.
> Anyway, check it out and feel free to ask me if you'd like to know
> something more about the implementation.
> Also, feel free to mention "Finnish Defence Forces" at the "Powered by
> -section of the Lucene web site.
> Thanks go to all the Lucene developers - it's great stuff :D
> 	Jari Aarniala
> ----------------------------------------------
> Jari Aarniala
>              "death is the
> Vantaa, .fi              last dance eternal"
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