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From Grant Ingersoll <>
Subject Re: Does lucene support distributed indexing?
Date Sat, 26 Apr 2008 14:20:19 GMT

On Apr 26, 2008, at 2:33 AM, Samuel Guo wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am a lucene newbie:)
> It seems that lucene doesn't support distributed indexing:(
> As some IR research papers mentioned, when the documents collection  
> become
> large, the index will be large also. When one single machine can't  
> hold all
> the index, some strategies are used to solve it. such as that we can  
> part
> the whole collection into several small sub-collections. According to
> different partitions, we can got different strategies : document- 
> partittion
> and term-partition. but I don't know why not lucene support these  
> ways:(
> can't anyone explain it ?

Because no one has donated the code to do it.  You can do distributed  
indexing via Nutch and some (albeit non fault tolerant) distributed  
Search in Lucene.  Solr also now has distributed search.

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