Indexing a largish collection of mail and usenet messages?

John L johnl at
Tue Jan 2 07:49:47 PST 2007

> You could have a look at Lucene (<>) : a text search 
> engine library written in Java. I don't know lqtext, but Lucene seems to work 
> in a similar way : a first program builds & updates an index, a second 
> program allows to query the index.

Thanks.  Using java on a BSD box is a pain, but I see Ferret, a port into 
C that can be glued into ruby.

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