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From "Bryan LaPlante" <>
Subject Re: Lucene demo ideas?
Date Wed, 17 Sep 2003 13:31:59 GMT
I would like to see the taglib for searching the index in the demo. There is
an html form page and result page already built for the taglib that allows
you to change search params and demonstrates a fair amount of the search
capability of Lucene.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Erik Hatcher" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2003 7:00 AM
Subject: Lucene demo ideas?

> I'm about to start some refactorings on the web application demo that
> ships with Lucene to show off its features and be usable more easily
> and cleanly out of the box - i.e. just drop into Tomcat's webapps
> directory and go.
> Does anyone have any suggestions on what they'd like to see in the demo
> app?  Some of my ideas are:
> - Eliminate the need to do a command-line indexing, let the web app do
> this upon command, allowing you to specify where the index lives (there
> will be a reasonable default like ~/lucenedemo/index perhaps) and what
> directory tree to index (perhaps defaulting to the root directory or
> c:\, or where instead?)
> - Spin off a background indexing thread so the web app searching is
> immediately useful after kicking off the indexing process, and allow a
> status view of the indexing progress.
> - Index text and HTML files.  Any others?  I don't want to get into
> putting too many dependencies in though - let's keep it relatively
> simple, although still demonstrative.  Allow search filtering by last
> modified date range and document type (extension).
> - Perhaps allow you to specify the analyzer to use when indexing.
> - Show the explanation of how scores are computed in the search results
> as an option.
> I'm all ears to possibilities of improvements!  Send your wishlist.
> Erik
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