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Re: reducing index size with config-option MetaNames ?

From: Bill Moseley <moseley(at)>
Date: Tue Dec 14 2004 - 15:00:46 GMT
On Tue, Dec 14, 2004 at 01:50:28AM -0800, swishe wrote:
> We believed that only strings found in XML elements
> which are declared by MetaNames will used for indexing.
> But swish-e is always indexing all words in all XML elements
> (see below).

No, that's not true.

> Is MetaNames really only to limit the search to just the words 
> contained in that META name?

Yes, that's the point of MetaNames.

> Is there a way to prevent words from being used for the index by swish-e?
> Or do we have to exclude these XML elements from the input files?

There's the IgnoreMetaTags option.  But, it sometimes is not useful as
it ignores all the content within tags.  You can try it for your docs,
but you may find it more useful to filter your docs before they get
passed to swish.

Bill Moseley

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Received on Tue Dec 14 07:00:47 2004