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From Ian Lea <>
Subject Re: How to use Lucene for getting tags for tagcloud?
Date Mon, 06 Sep 2010 16:40:53 GMT
Sounds like you want facets.  Google "lucene facets" or browse back
through the archives of this list - there was some discussion quite
recently.  Or use Solr which will do pretty much all of it for you.


On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 5:28 PM,  <> wrote:
> Hello
> I'm a Lucene newbie and I have it working where I can create an index from a column of
a database table storing
> tags, and search this index for a particular tag and display the results and their scores.
I'm looking at this as an
> alternative to a MySQL fulltext index which I've heard mixed comments about.
> But, what I want is to get from the most popular tags in the index along with their counts
and then use this data to
> create a tagcloud.
> Does anyone know if and how Lucene can be queried to get the most popular tags in an
index and their counts at all?
> Thanks
> Mr Morgan.
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