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Perl port of Lucene search engine

posted by Simon on 2004.02.02 21:54   Printer-friendly
arakan writes "Simon Cozens and Marc Kerr have been very busy at Kasei: they have been porting the Lucene search engine from Java to Perl. The result has just been released to a CPAN mirror near you."
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  • comparisons (Score:3, Interesting)

    by scottj (4844) on 2004.02.03 10:39 (#28010)
    Does anyone know how this compares (speedwise) to the various other Open Source search engines available out there?
  • by RobertX (3759) on 2004.02.03 17:07 (#28016)
    Did it take less code? Is it faster or comparable? Things like that.
    • I lurk on the Lucene mailing list, I would say a full comparison isn't possible yet (I pulled PLucene from CVS a few weeks back). But yes, possibly a bit less code than the actual Lucene Java implementation.

      Lucene has a few more analysers, among other things. When I looked at it last, PLucene didn't have all the analysers and so on (could have changed, downloading the release now). As for speed, Lucene is scarily fast (500mb in 9 seconds, an unofficial benchmark for my data). I'd imagine IO is more a const