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From Otis Gospodnetic <>
Subject Re: Runtime full text search like in Microsoft Windows Search
Date Fri, 15 Jul 2005 19:34:28 GMT
As somebody already said, you can have an in-memory index with
RAMDirectory.  You can also pre-build a Lucene index on that CD - CD is
"static", you can't add/remove/change files on it, so you can build an
index and burn it onto the CD at the same time when you put the Word
files on it.

As for getting the indexable text out of Word and other documents, look
at the code for the Lucene book - - there is a
little framework there, that parses and indexes a number of common file


--- "Tardif, Sebastien" <> wrote:

> How can you use Lucene like the very limited but fast search that
> Microsoft Windows Search provide?
> The use case is that the users have a CD with lot of files. I provide
> them a nice user interface. They have the option to generate the full
> text search index but they should also be able to search without an
> index generated. I know that will be slow, but Microsoft Windows
> Search
> is still able to search 500 MB in less than 30 seconds for simpler
> matching.
> How can I use Lucene for this simpler, not existing index, search?
> Or should I have to hook to operating system specific API like Win32
> on
> Windows?

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