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From Otis Gospodnetic <>
Subject Re: Potential Lucene drawbacks
Date Thu, 06 Mar 2003 23:00:54 GMT

--- Leo Galambos <> wrote:
> > If I understand you correctly, then maybe you are not aware of
> > RemoteSearchable in Lucene.
> That class cannot be used in Merger. RemoteSearchable is a class that
> allows you to pass a query to another node, nothing less and nothing
> more

What is Merger?  Verb, noun, an IR concept, a name of the product or
project?  Merging of results from multiple searchers from multiple

> > This is the point that's more clear to me now.  There is confusion
> > about what Lucene is and what it is not.  Lucene does not even try
> to
> > be what those services you mentioned are.  Their goals are
> different,
> > they are a different set of tools.  Lucene's focus is on indexing
> text
> > and searching it.  It is not a tool to query other existing search
> I do not think so. It is all about the object model you use. If you
> are
> not able to solve the simplest case, how can you distribute the
> engine
> across the network? I do not mean the simple RMI gateways which
> marshall
> parameters and send them through a network pipe, I mean the true
> system that could beat google (and it is another topic...).

That is the difference between a simple library and a targeted

> Moreover, I think that Lucene can do much more than you think Otis
> :). 
> Egothor can do that, so why not Lucene?

Yes, Lucene can do more than I think it can, why not.
Maybe this is being done already...with Lucene... ;)


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