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From Kevin Stembridge <>
Subject Re: Is Lucene right for my app?
Date Mon, 19 Sep 2005 06:22:20 GMT
Hi Jeff and Doug,
I've just finished reading Chapter 1 of Lucene in Action (sample chapter 
from Manning) and I've ordered a copy. The sample chapter was pretty 
useful in giving me an idea of how Lucene will fit into my app and I 
think it'll do the trick nicely with a bit of elbow grease on my part.

Thanks very much for the advice.


Jeff Rodenburg wrote:

> Kevin -
> You've come to the right list to get information to help you make a 
> decision.  That said, the responsible answer to your question will be 
> "it depends".  The supporter in me says Lucene is your best choice, 
> hands down.
> Your questions aren't as straightforward as you might expect.  Lucene 
> is an API, not a full-fledged search engine.  It's up to you to put it 
> to work within the confines of your operation, so determining what's 
> *best* can normally only be determined by yourself.
> My suggestion to you: pick up a copy of Lucene in Action.  You'll get 
> plenty of support on this mailing list, but you can educate yourself 
> much more effectively with that book.  The authors lurk on this list.  
> It's the cheapest consulting ($40) you can get.
> Cheers,
> jeff
> On 9/18/05, *Kevin Stembridge* < 
> <>> wrote:
>     Would Lucene be a good choice for my app?
>     What is the best format to store documents in given that Lucene
>     needs to
>     search them but they still need to be rendered to a browser quickly?
>     How much development effort is usually involved in integrating Lucene
>     with an application?

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