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From Steven Rowe <>
Subject Re: Lucene in large database contexts
Date Fri, 10 Aug 2007 14:45:03 GMT
Hi Antonello,

Antonello Provenzano wrote:
> I've been working for a while on the implementation of a website
> oriented to contents that would contain millions of entries, most of
> them indexable (such as descriptions, texts, names, etc.).
> The ideal solution to make them searchable would be to use Lucene as
> index and search engine.
> The reason I'm posting the mailing list is the following: since all
> the entries will be stored in a database (most likely MySQL InnoDB or
> Oracle), what's the best technique to implement a system that indexes
> in "real time" (eg. when an entry is inserted into the databsse) the
> content and make it searchable? Based on my understanding of Lucene,
> such this thing is not possible, since the index must be re-created to
> be able to search the indexed contents. Is this true?
> Eventually, could anyone point me to a working example about how to
> implement such a similar context?

Do you know about Marcello Ochoa's Oracle-Lucene integration?:



Steve Rowe
Center for Natural Language Processing

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