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From "Wang, Jeff" <>
Subject RE: Nutch- Better than Lucene?
Date Fri, 07 Jul 2006 18:10:22 GMT
Heh, you said it better than I.  I was just about to reply with the
witty "Nutch is Lucene, isn't it?"


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Hostetter [] 
Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 10:28 AM
Subject: Re: Nutch- Better than Lucene?

: Subject: Nutch- Better than Lucene?

: >

Asking if Nutch is better then Lucene is like asking if a Truck is
then a Combustion Engine -- you can't compare them.  A truck is a
tht does stuff, and it gets it's power from a Combustion Engine, but the
engine itself could actually be used to power a great many other things
(not just vehicles)

Lucene is a Java IR Library or a "search library" if you will -- Nutch
uses the Lucene library to power the searching it does, but there is a
of other stuff going on in Butch (crawling for example) ... if you wnat
"search engine" then Nutch is your man, if you want a "search library"
then use Lucene directly.


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