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From Karl Wettin <>
Subject Re: Field.Store.YES Question
Date Thu, 05 Feb 2009 09:14:27 GMT

5 feb 2009 kl. 09.30 skrev Amin Mohammed-Coleman:

> Is there a seperate part in the lucene document that the tokenised  
> strings
> are stored and therefore Lucene knows where to look?


Stored fields is meta data bound to a document, for instance the  
primary key of the object the Lucene document represents. Note that I  
call this meta data, it is not the data Lucene looks at when searching.

In order to collect a list of documents matching a query Lucene  
navigates an inverted index of string tokens. Usually each word in a  
string is made in to a token, but there are many other strategies. (A  
token is known as a term when associated with a specific field name.)

You might want to take a look at this:

There is a third way Lucene stores data, the so called term vector  
view. This is a cache of the terms available in a document, available  
as it is very expensive for an inverted index to extract the terms  
available in a document.


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