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Re: Glimpse/ Swish-e?

From: John Paige <paige.john(at)not-real.gmail.com>
Date: Fri May 06 2005 - 01:14:15 GMT
Does swish-e uses the full text indexing or partial text indexing?
 
> If you're dealing with email, you probably want a combination of search and
> email-specific parsing. I think swish-e has examples of using it with hypermail,
> etc. -- someone else on the list can probably speak to that specifically.
> 
email-specific parsing would mean that it understands email-messages
so headers can be separately indexed?


Thanks,
John

On 5/5/05, Peter Karman <peter@peknet.com> wrote:
> some obvious differences:
> 
> glimpse is not a GNU'd project; swish-e is.
> glimpse offers paid support; swish-e does not.
> 
> on the technical merits, I can only speak for swish-e and what I read about
> glimpse. both do not support multi-byte encodings. both are written in C. both
> have lots of Perl add-ons for web interface, etc. both will probably index
> upwards of a million docs.
> 
> glimpse seems to have some grep-like search features, which sound nice. swishe-e
> uses lots of 3rd party libraries for stemming, parsing, etc. the search syntax
> is pretty simple, but seems effective for most uses (regexp support would be
> nice, but only a simple wildcard is currently supported).
> 
> swish-e is intended as one tool in a toolkit, not a complete solution. It
> appears to be that glimpse/webglimpse attempts to be a complete solution.
> 
> if by CAPI you mean the ISDN programming interface, swish-e doesn't do that. If
> you mean 'Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing' it doesn't do that either. If
> you mean C API, as in the C language Application Programming Interface, swish-e
> has one. Read about it at the website: http://swish-e.org/docs/swish-library.html
> 
> If you're dealing with email, you probably want a combination of search and
> email-specific parsing. I think swish-e has examples of using it with hypermail,
> etc. -- someone else on the list can probably speak to that specifically.
> 
> John Paige scribbled on 5/5/05 10:38 AM:
> > Hi,
> >    I am looking for an indexer/searching tool to index/serach our
> > email messages. I am not able to decide between glimpse and Swish-e.
> > Any recommendations?
> > Also, how is CAPI support in Swish-e?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > John
> 
> --
> Peter Karman  .  http://peknet.com/  .  peter(at)not-real.peknet.com
>
Received on Thu May 5 18:14:30 2005