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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: lucene and databases
Date Mon, 24 Oct 2005 23:46:42 GMT
Thanks, Steven. This is an interesting approach which looks like it gets 
the user up and running pretty fast.


Steven Rowe wrote:

> Code and examples for embedding Lucene in HSQLDB and Derby relational 
> databases:
> <>
> Rick Hillegas wrote:
>> Thanks to Yonik for replying to my last question about queries and 
>> filters.
>> Now I have another issue. I would appreciate any pointers to attempts 
>> to integrate Lucene with databases. There's a tantalizing reference 
>> to a class called JDBCDirectory mentioned at 
>> However, my browser 
>> times out trying to access the follow-up link 
>> An email thread 
>> ( 
>> makes me hope that this class helps an application index a body of 
>> documents stored in a relational database. But this class, perhaps a 
>> cousin of FSDirectory and RAMDirectory, doesn't seem to be part of 
>> Lucene proper.
>> In any event, I would appreciate pointers to people's experience 
>> integrating Lucene with relational databases. I realize this is a 
>> very broad question. It sweeps up topics like the following:
>> o Indexing content that is stored in a dbms
>> o Wrapping filters around the results of sql queries
>> o Integrating Lucene query syntax with sql query syntax
>> o Practical tips about when to expose information as a Lucene field 
>> vs. when to expose that  information as a column in a relational table
>> Thanks,
>> -Rick
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