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Re: Inverted index to accelerate guix package search

From: zimoun
Subject: Re: Inverted index to accelerate guix package search
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 21:08:30 +0100


On Thu, 16 Jan 2020 at 20:06, Arun Isaac <address@hidden> wrote:

> I looked up xapian's features at and it is
> quite impressive. I was introduced to xapian through notmuch. notmuch
> does not utilize xapian to the fullest and I therefore ended up
> underestimating its value. Of particular importance might be the
> following.
> - Relevance feedback - given one or more documents, Xapian can suggest
>   the most relevant index terms to expand a query, suggest related
>   documents, categorise documents, etc.
> - Phrase and proximity searching - users can search for words occurring
>   in an exact phrase or within a specified number of words, either in a
>   specified order, or in any order.
> - Supports stemming of search terms (e.g. a search for "football" would
>   match documents which mention "footballs" or "footballer")

Yes Xapian rocks! :-)

> For the time being, since we don't have xapian bindings, I think we
> should settle for sqlite's full text search capabilities.

Thank you for the pointer. I am looking at it.

Maybe a good ol' SQL query could improve. :-)

All the best,

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