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NAME ^

KinoSearch1 - search engine library

VERSION ^

1.01

STABLE FORK ^

KinoSearch1 is a fork of KinoSearch version 0.165 intended to provide stability and backwards compatibility. For the latest features, see the main branch.

SYNOPSIS ^

First, write an application to build an inverted index, or "invindex", from your document collection.

    use KinoSearch1::InvIndexer;
    use KinoSearch1::Analysis::PolyAnalyzer;
    
    my $analyzer
        = KinoSearch1::Analysis::PolyAnalyzer->new( language => 'en' );
    
    my $invindexer = KinoSearch1::InvIndexer->new(
        invindex => '/path/to/invindex',
        create   => 1,
        analyzer => $analyzer,
    );
    
    $invindexer->spec_field( 
        name  => 'title',
        boost => 3,
    );
    $invindexer->spec_field( name => 'bodytext' );
    
    while ( my ( $title, $bodytext ) = each %source_documents ) {
        my $doc = $invindexer->new_doc;
    
        $doc->set_value( title    => $title );
        $doc->set_value( bodytext => $bodytext );
    
        $invindexer->add_doc($doc);
    }
    
    $invindexer->finish;

Then, write a second application to search the invindex:

    use KinoSearch1::Searcher;
    use KinoSearch1::Analysis::PolyAnalyzer;
    
    my $analyzer
        = KinoSearch1::Analysis::PolyAnalyzer->new( language => 'en' );
    
    my $searcher = KinoSearch1::Searcher->new(
        invindex => '/path/to/invindex',
        analyzer => $analyzer,
    );
    
    my $hits = $searcher->search( query => "foo bar" );
    while ( my $hit = $hits->fetch_hit_hashref ) {
        print "$hit->{title}\n";
    }

DESCRIPTION ^

KinoSearch1 is a loose port of the Java search engine library Apache Lucene, written in Perl and C. The archetypal application is website search, but it can be put to many different uses.

Features

Getting Started

KinoSearch1 has many, many classes, but you only need to get aquainted with three to start with:

Probably the quickest way to get something up and running is to cut and paste the sample applications out of KinoSearch1::Docs::Tutorial and adapt them for your purposes.

SEE ALSO ^

The actively developed main branch, KinoSearch.

The KinoSearch homepage, where you'll find links to the mailing list and so on, is http://www.rectangular.com/kinosearch.

The Lucene homepage is http://lucene.apache.org.

KinoSearch1::Docs::FileFormat, for an overview of the invindex file format.

History ^

Search::Kinosearch 0.02x, no longer supported, is this suite's forerunner. Plucene is a pure-Perl port of Lucene 1.3. KinoSearch is a from-scratch project which attempts to draws on the lessons of both. The API is not compatible with either.

KinoSearch is named for Kino, the main character in John Steinbeck's novella, "The Pearl".

SUPPORT ^

Please direct support questions to the KinoSearch mailing list: subscription information at http://www.rectangular.com/kinosearch.

BUGS ^

UTF-8 scalars are not indexed properly. This is fixed in KinoSearch 0.3x, but cannot be fixed in KinoSearch1 without breaking index compatibility with KinoSearch 0.165 from which KinoSearch1 was forked.

Not thread-safe.

Indexing crashes reliably on Solaris 2.9 or other systems which are fussy about pointer alignment.

Please report any other bugs or feature requests to bug-kinosearch1@rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=KinoSearch1.

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE ^

Copyright 2005-2010 Marvin Humphrey

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

Terms of usage for Apache Lucene, from which portions of KinoSearch1 are derived, are spelled out in the Apache License: see the file "ApacheLicense2.0.txt".

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY ^

BECAUSE THIS SOFTWARE IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE SOFTWARE, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE SOFTWARE "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE SOFTWARE PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION.

IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE THE SOFTWARE AS PERMITTED BY THE ABOVE LICENCE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE SOFTWARE TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER SOFTWARE), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

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