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From Daniel Noll <dan...@nuix.com.au>
Subject Re: Lucene support for OpenDocument?
Date Thu, 20 Jul 2006 01:37:19 GMT
marbux wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> The OpenDocument Fellowship attempts to maintain a directory of
> applicatiopns supporting OpenDocument file formats. <
> http://www.opendocumentfellowship.org/applicationsa>. I have been
> attempting, without success, to determine whether Lucene supports
> OpenDocument and if so to what extent, what versions/flavors of Lucene, 
> etc.
> I have seen some indications searchng the development mailing list archives
> that ODF support was being implemented, but can't find any indication that
> the work was ever completed.
> 
> Might someone on this list speak knowledgably to those subjects?

Lucene is a text indexing library, and hence it indexes text.  For any 
other format (HTML, Word, ODF, PDF, whatever) you have to find some way 
to extract the text from there to feed it into Lucene.

Daniel


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