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From Mark Miller <>
Subject Re: highlighting and fragments
Date Thu, 20 Sep 2007 22:15:27 GMT
Lucene's storing functionality is just a simple storage mechanism. You 
can certainly and easily use your own storage mechanism. When you get 
your user created id back from Lucene due to a hit, just pass that id to 
your storage system to get the original text and then feed that to the 
Highlighter. Your storage system/code might be slower than Lucene, but I 
don't believe there is anything about Lucene's system that would give it 
an inside advantage.

- Mark

Michael J. Prichard wrote:
> Hello Folks,
> I wanted to stay away from storing text in the indexes in order to 
> keep them smaller.  I have a requirement now though to provide 
> highlighting and, more so, fragments of the content so they will be 
> displayed on the UI.
> Do you all prefer to store the text in the index to make this easier 
> or would you suggest retrieving the text from the source after doing 
> your search.  From I can tell you need to run through the Hits anyway....
> I am trying to keep the indexes as small as possible (they are still 
> HUGE...but...) so storing fields is not really what I want to do.  I 
> will if it is the best and most efficient way to do so.
> Thanks,
> Michael
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