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From "Robert Mullin" <>
Subject Re: Modify search results
Date Wed, 04 Jul 2007 10:19:32 GMT

Thanks for your reply.  You are correct.  I am working with the Lucene Demo
and trying to get some traction.  But without much luck.  Most postings on
the list are way beyond me.  I continue to research the literature in order
to find something that will bring me gently forward so that I can begin to
understand how to use Lucene.  Not much luck so far.

I am in the process of teaching myself Java, so as the days go by things
should become more clear.

But about the results that Lucene produces . . . how do I begin to look at
and then manipulate those results?  I understand that Lucene is not an
application, that I must develop the interface.  But I do need to
"intercept" the results and "manipulate" it in some way . . . Hunh????\

In any cas, thanks for your response.


On 7/3/07, Chris Hostetter <> wrote:
> : Question: how do I go about manipulating the search results?  Is it
> possible
> : to "intercept" the listing of HTML pages returned by the Lucene search
> : function and modify the report it sends to the screen.
> :
> : Can this be as simple as adding a line to the Lucene Java code so that
> : instead of reporting a simple chapter number, it will report the chapter
> please bear in mind that Lucene is not an application, it is a library ...
> it will return you the results of a query as a datastructure which you can
> then dispplay in your application anyway you want.  it sounds like you are
> looking at a particular chunk of example client code that does a search
> and prints some results to the screen (perhaps you are even looking at the
> demo that comes with lucene and is refered to in the "getting started"
> tutorial) ... if it is usefull to use that as a starting point for you
> application then by all means do so, but the Lucene library doesn't know
> (and doesn't care) how you are using the results it produces ... that's
> entirely up to you.
> -Hoss
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