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From Otis Gospodnetic <>
Subject Re: create a single or multiple index?
Date Thu, 11 Aug 2005 05:12:33 GMT
Search against multiple indices is easy enough with MultiSearcher or
its Parallel cousin.  From the usage point of view, it's as simple as
using a single IndexSearcher.


--- aurora <> wrote:

> I have two sources of data, let's say one is a set of articles and
> one is  
>  from forum messages. I'd like see the opinion on whether to create
> one  
> single index or separate index for each kind of document.
> The user interface is not yet finalized. The search result may be  
> presented as separated set or they may be interleaved. The user may
> even  
> be able to set a preference.
> I think it is easier to create and maintain separate index. Documents
> are  
> coming from difference source at different rate. in this case the  
> IndexWriter don't have to aware of the other. They can even reindex  
> independently. On the other hand it maybe easier for the search to be
> done  
> on a single index.
> Is there any experience on this issue?
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