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From Miles Barr <>
Subject Re: internal Searching behavior or how to get a hit?
Date Wed, 03 May 2006 14:53:59 GMT
On Wednesday 03 May 2006 14:56, Mathias Keilbach wrote:
> I have a question concerning the interal searching behavior of lucene. How
> does lucene get a hit. If I search for the a term, will each index document
> be checked for this term or is there an internal relation between terms and
> lucene documents? Thanks for any advice.

AFAIK Lucene will have an inverted index which maps tokens (terms) to the 
documents that they appear in.

Some background info on inverted indices:


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