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From "Mark Miller (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-1595) Split DocMaker into ContentSource and DocMaker
Date Sun, 14 Jun 2009 13:20:07 GMT


Mark Miller commented on LUCENE-1595:

I hope to look at this today. Shai, will this at all invalidate any benchmark algorithms that
are already out there?

> Split DocMaker into ContentSource and DocMaker
> ----------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LUCENE-1595
>                 URL:
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: contrib/benchmark
>            Reporter: Shai Erera
>            Assignee: Mark Miller
>             Fix For: 2.9
>         Attachments: LUCENE-1595.patch, LUCENE-1595.patch, LUCENE-1595.patch
> This issue proposes some refactoring to the benchmark package. Today, DocMaker has two
roles: collecting documents from a collection and preparing a Document object. These two should
actually be split up to ContentSource and DocMaker, which will use a ContentSource instance.
> ContentSource will implement all the methods of DocMaker, like getNextDocData, raw size
in bytes tracking etc. This can actually fit well w/ 1591, by having a basic ContentSource
that offers input stream services, and wraps a file (for example) with a bzip or gzip streams
> DocMaker will implement the makeDocument methods, reusing DocState etc.
> The idea is that collecting the Enwiki documents, for example, should be the same whether
I create documents using DocState, add payloads or index additional metadata. Same goes for
Trec and Reuters collections, as well as LineDocMaker.
> In fact, if one inspects EnwikiDocMaker and LineDocMaker closely, they are 99% the same
and 99% different. Most of their differences lie in the way they read the data, while most
of the similarity lies in the way they create documents (using DocState).
> That led to a somehwat bizzare extension of LineDocMaker by EnwikiDocMaker (just the
reuse of DocState). Also, other DocMakers do not use that DocState today, something they could
have gotten for free with this refactoring proposed.
> So by having a EnwikiContentSource, ReutersContentSource and others (TREC, Line, Simple),
I can write several DocMakers, such as DocStateMaker, ConfigurableDocMaker (one which accpets
all kinds of config options) and custom DocMakers (payload, facets, sorting), passing to them
a ContentSource instance and reuse the same DocMaking algorithm with many content sources,
as well as the same ContentSource algorithm with many DocMaker implementations.
> This will also give us the opportunity to perf test content sources alone (i.e., compare
bzip, gzip and regular input streams), w/o the overhead of creating a Document object.
> I've already done so in my code environment (I extend the benchmark package for my application's
purposes) and I like the flexibility I have. I think this can be a nice contribution to the
benchmark package, which can result in some code cleanup as well.

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