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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: Faceted search with OpenBitSet/SortedVIntList
Date Sun, 08 Feb 2009 09:34:02 GMT

On Feb 8, 2009, at 3:32 AM, Raffaella Ventaglio wrote:

> Hi Chris,
> The "SortedVIntList" approach is similar to field cache. It's better  
> to use
>> the fieldcache for the facet search, which is the "normal" approach  
>> and
>> used
>> in tools like Solr, DBSight, Bobo Browse Engine, etc.
> Thanks for your answer, I did not know about FieldCache.
> However, I think I cannot use it to solve my problem because, as I  
> said in
> my previous post, a lot of my "facets" are not related to a "value"  
> on a
> single field, but can be configured by the user by writing a complex  
> boolean
> query.

> And this is also the reason why I think I cannot use Solr to  
> implement this kind of faceted search.

Solr also supports facet queries... such that a count of matching  
documents within a constrained subset is returned for each facet.query  


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