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Subject Re: Using Lucene to search live, being-edited documents
Date Wed, 29 Dec 2010 15:37:27 GMT
This is interesting. What are we driving at here? A single user? That doesn't make sense to
unless you want to flag certain things as they construct the document. Or else why don't they
know what is in their own document? There must be other ways apart from Lucene. It seems to
me you want each line parsed as soon as entered and matched against some criteria. I would
look at plugins for Open Office first. Or any other text editor. But not sure you have given
enough information. 
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-----Original Message-----
From: "Sean" <>
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2010 15:35:17 
To: java-user<>
Subject: Re:Using Lucene to search live, being-edited documents

Does it make any sense?
 Every time a search result is shown, the original document could have been changed,  no matter
how fast the indexing speed is.
If you can accept this inconsistency, you do not need to index so frequently at all.
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From:  "software visualization"<>;
Date:  Wed, Dec 29, 2010 06:06 AM
To:  "java-user"<>; 

Subject:  Using Lucene to search live, being-edited documents

This has probably been asked before but I couldn't find it, so...

Is it possible / advisable / practical to use Lucene as the  basis of a live
document search capability? By "live document" I mean a largish document
such as a word processor might be able to handle which is being edited
currently. Examples would be Word documents of some size that are begin
written, really huge Java files, etc.

The user is sitting there typing away and of course everything is changing
in real time. This seems to be orthogonal to the idea of a Lucene index
which is costly to construct  and costly to update.

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