Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Jan 2007 15:11 UTC, submitted by Torsten Rahn
Benchmarks "A number of search engines are available for the Gnome and KDE desktop environments, many based around the open source Lucene search engine. It would be tremendous if we could adopt one of these search engines for the Gnome platform, so we can provide the type of integrated search experience for our users that they really need, irrespective of which distort they are using. So to help in this assessment we have carried out a comparison of four different Unix based indexers [.pdf]."
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RE[2]: Well one thing is obvious
by Jamie on Thu 18th Jan 2007 19:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Well one thing is obvious"
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Well, Strigi already indexes metadata and I think there is a goal to make it collaborate with Nepomuk's data relation framework

Not as good as having an all in one integrated database/indexer like tracker (and vista). The problem with a dedicated indexer is they cant efficiently be coupled with a database without duplicating all the metadata in both databases and then which engine do you use for searching: Lucene or the DB?

Tracker was designed from the ground up to integrate both using a tightly coupled sqlite and a custom inverted word index and this gives you tremendous power as a result without duplicating metadata and having one interface for searching.

Edited 2007-01-18 19:35

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