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From Jeff Rodenburg <>
Subject Re: Is Lucene right for my app?
Date Sun, 18 Sep 2005 21:42:46 GMT
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.


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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