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From Paul Spencer <paulspen...@mindspring.com>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Lucene Search Service
Date Thu, 22 May 2003 00:40:27 GMT


.xreg file contain descriptive information ABOUT a registry entires, 
like portlets. They do NOT contain portlet content.  If you want the a 
portlet's content searchable, then I suggest having the portlet add it's 
content to the search service, via the add method.

Paul Spencer

Mark Orciuch wrote:

>I fully support this proposal. One very important document handler that
>comes to mind is .xml (.xreg). To me, indexing portlet registry would be
>very important because that's where where the portal's content resides. I
>wouldn't mind getting involved in this task once we agree on the
>Best regards,
>Mark C. Orciuch
>Next Generation Solutions, Ltd.
>e-Mail: mark_orciuch@ngsltd.com
>web: http://www.ngsltd.com
>>I've noticed the new LuceneSearchService and have been giving
>>some thought
>>as to how I might like to put it to use.  I'll admit to not
>>having that much
>>experience with Lucene, so if anyone thinks that this won't work,
>>just let
>>me know.
>>In terms of the service, perhaps there should be a generic SearchService
>>interface of which the Lucene service is an implementation.  That way, if
>>there was some other great search engine someone wanted to use,
>>they could
>>swap it out.
>>I was thinking that there could be 4 basic methods.  These would be
>>add(Object o), update(Object o), remove(Object o), and search(query).  In
>>order to support more than one object type, we could setup the service to
>>accept LuceneDocuement loaders, which would know how to turn the generic
>>object into a Lucene document that can be added to the index.  Here's an
>>So, when it comes time to add the object to the index, the
>>service looks up
>>the appropriate object handler, uses it to convert the object to a Lucene
>>document, and then adds/updates/removes it from the index.  In terms of
>>searching, this would allow all kinds of different indexed
>>documents to be
>>returned from a search.  Perhaps a filter could be placed in the
>>search so
>>that only certain types of documents that originally came from
>>certain types
>>of objects could be returned.
>>Again, just an idea.  But it strikes me as a powerful one with
>>respect to a
>>general indexing solution.
>>Jeremy Ford
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