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From petite_abeille <>
Subject Re: Indexing in a CBD Environment
Date Wed, 11 Dec 2002 07:08:10 GMT

On Wednesday, Dec 11, 2002, at 07:16 Europe/Zurich, Otis Gospodnetic 

> It uses Lucene as an
> object store, of sort, I believe, with variuos relations between
> objects (I did not look at the source, but I suspect it does this based
> on the functionality it offers).

Yep. The basic approach ZOE takes is to create one index per class and 
index the primary and foreigns key as keywords. It then query the 
different indexes to simulate a "relational" storage... Which is all 
handy, dandy... On the other hand, if you already have a relational 
database in the first place, there is no reason to go through this 
circus in the first place...

>   You may want to look at its source.

If you are so inclined, you can check the package for 
more gory details. In particular, SZIndex deals with Lucene directly.

You can find the app and its source here:



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