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Zend Lucene too slow to index question

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I have been experimenting with Zend/Php/Lucene.
I have used Lucene extensively as Java in Tomcat Servlets.

Zend's php Lucene works the same way, but it is much slower
to index for some reason--way too slow to ever finish,
when working a moderately sized site--on a shared host.

I could try to figure out how to break the site up into chunks
and then index once and then update many times.

Are there any zippier alternatives to Zend/Lucene?
(google Custom Search give me poor match results).

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cut the board three times and it's still too short
Aug 24 '08 #1
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sliverdigger wrote:
I have been experimenting with Zend/Php/Lucene.
I have used Lucene extensively as Java in Tomcat Servlets.

Zend's php Lucene works the same way, but it is much slower
to index for some reason--way too slow to ever finish,
when working a moderately sized site--on a shared host.

I could try to figure out how to break the site up into chunks
and then index once and then update many times.

Are there any zippier alternatives to Zend/Lucene?
(google Custom Search give me poor match results).

....hhmmmmmmmm.
Might have to try making the index with java, and then use
php only for queries. Not sure it's all that compatible.

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cut the board three times and it's still too short
Aug 24 '08 #2

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On 24 Aug, 17:02, sliverdigger <sliverdig...@closenuf.netwrote:
I have been experimenting with Zend/Php/Lucene.
I have used Lucene extensively as Java in Tomcat Servlets.

Zend's php Lucene works the same way, but it is much slower
to index for some reason--way too slow to ever finish,
when working a moderately sized site--on a shared host.

I could try to figure out how to break the site up into chunks
and then index once and then update many times.

Are there any zippier alternatives to Zend/Lucene?
(google Custom Search give me poor match results).
I've never used Lucene to have it to compare to but mnogo is very fast
in my experience. But its mostly written in C - which can be tricky to
install on a shared host (but if they do java....?)

C.
Aug 24 '08 #3

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C. (http://symcbean.blogspot.com/) wrote:
On 24 Aug, 17:02, sliverdigger <sliverdig...@closenuf.netwrote:
>I have been experimenting with Zend/Php/Lucene.
I have used Lucene extensively as Java in Tomcat Servlets.

Zend's php Lucene works the same way, but it is much slower
to index for some reason--way too slow to ever finish,
when working a moderately sized site--on a shared host.

I could try to figure out how to break the site up into chunks
and then index once and then update many times.

Are there any zippier alternatives to Zend/Lucene?
(google Custom Search give me poor match results).

I've never used Lucene to have it to compare to but mnogo is very fast
in my experience. But its mostly written in C - which can be tricky to
install on a shared host (but if they do java....?)

C.
Thanks, I'll look at that. Someone did tell me: yes, you
can create the Lucene index with a java application (no worries
about execution time) and then scp it up to the website, and
then query it with Php/Lucene from Zend. So I'll probably do that.

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cut the board three times and it's still too short
Aug 25 '08 #4

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Hi,

sliverdigger wrote:
Are there any zippier alternatives to Zend/Lucene?
(google Custom Search give me poor match results).
Depends. A little bit different approach would be to use YAZ extension
for PHP as communication means to a (independent) Indexdata Zebra
server (which is a Z39.50 based index server, which is really good at
indexing many structured formats, especially XML). But it's certainly
more work than a quickly set up Lucene. Both YAZ and Zebra are GPLed,
but you can get commercial support from Indexdata.

This is e.g. used by the Koha library management software (Free
Software).

-hwh
Aug 26 '08 #5

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