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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: suitability of lucene for project
Date Tue, 13 Apr 2004 01:54:21 GMT
No, Lucene is not the right solution for this particular use.  It does 
not include anything to retrieve HTML pages, or parse them.  However, 
if you ever needed full-text search, the Lucene is where it's at.


On Apr 12, 2004, at 9:28 PM, Sebastian Ho wrote:

> hi all
> i am investigating technologies to use for a project which basically
> retrieves html pages on a regular basis(or whenever there are changes)
> and allow html parsing to extract specific information, and presenting
> them as links in a webpage. Note that this is not a general search
> engine kind of project but we are extracting clinical information from
> various website and consolidating them.
> Pls advise me whether Lucene can do the above and in areas where it
> cannot, suggestions to solutions will be appreciated.
> Thanks
> Sebastian Ho
> Bioinformatics Institute
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