[fpc-pascal] very simple text indexing system

Peter W A Wood pwawood at gmail.com
Tue Jan 27 08:43:02 CET 2009

On 27 Jan 2009, at 14:47, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> Hi,
> I would like to implement a very simple text indexing system (full
> text search) for one of our products. I know there are a few products
> our there I can use in combination with RDBMS etc...  But I would like
> to keep the 3rdParty components down to a minimum. So I thought, if I
> could implement something myself and be able to compile it into our
> software, that would be great.
> I must admit, I have no idea how text indexing software work. So maybe
> my idea is unrealistic.  Either way, does anybody think something like
> this is possible in a few days?  Anybody got some articles or
> documents explaining the basics of how text indexing and full text
> search systems work?

This may help - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full-text_index

 From giving a little help to a Rebol text indexing project, I would  
think that "a few days" is very optimistic. The user documentation for  
that project may give you an indication of what is likely to be  
involved  - http://www.rebol.org/documentation.r?script=skimp.r



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