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From:Vivek Khera Date:June 3 1999 1:54pm
Subject:Re: Full text searches
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>>>>> "RV" == Ryan Veety <ryan@stripped> writes:

RV> How do other search engines like altavista make substring searches so
RV> quickly?  I need to be able to search a database with over a million
RV> records very fast.  Any example code would be apreciated.

They use the right tool for this application, and that is NOT an SQL

What you probably want is a full-text search engine such as those made 
by Nexial Systems (nextrieve), Verity, or even Inkitomi.  Personally,
I use the one by Nexial as it is wicked fast.  I've currently got
nearly 500,000 records indexed in it and a typical search takes on the 
order of 1.5 to 2 seconds, if not less.

Vivek Khera, Ph.D.                Khera Communications, Inc.
Internet: khera@stripped       Rockville, MD       +1-301-545-6996
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