[Xapian-devel] Add an example to the community page and contribute more code

aarsh shah aarshkshah1992 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 08:58:53 GMT 2013

Thanks for your detailed reply Olly , you really are a great help . :)  Am
on it ,will mail you after I'm done with the stemmer. :)


On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 12:19 PM, Olly Betts <olly at survex.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 12:17:07AM +0530, aarsh shah wrote:
> > Hi guys.I've finished an example indexer which acts like a grep
> replacement
> > for a file.It indexes each line containing a proper noun  in a given text
> > file.The line containing the proper noun will be displayed upon searching
> > for that noun.I would like to add it to the community code examples.I'm
> > planning to write more examples which demonstrate some advanced features
> of
> > Xapian along similar lines soon. Can anyone please help me on how to add
> my
> > examples to the community ?
> Cool.  There's a page on the wiki for examples here:
> http://trac.xapian.org/wiki/SampleCode
> Anyone can edit the wiki - you just need to register first.
> You can attach files to the wiki page, but I'd probably suggest using a
> code hosting site (that's certainly a better option if it's more than a
> single file).
> > I now want to develop a Paice/Husk stemmer for Xapian.The stemmer itself
> is
> > not that hard to implement and I already read the page mentioned in the
> > resources for the stemming project.But Ive yet to fiddle with the code
> base
> > and so don't know how to add the stemmer to the codebase.Il be extremely
> > grateful if you could guide me here
> You can subclass Xapian::StemImplementation and then wrap that in a
> Xapian::Stem object to use where you'd use the built-in stemmers:
> http://xapian.org/docs/apidoc/html/stem_8h.html
> I'd probably suggest you just do it as an external stemmer first, and
> once you have that working, then work on including it as part of the
> library.
> > Moreover,I wold also love to write a patch for multiple spelling
> > suggestions as Xapian only suggests one right now.Any help/suggestions ?
> There's actually already a patch for that, along with a number of other
> enhancements to spelling correction done as a GSoC project, but they're
> all on a branch currently, and haven't yet been merged.
> > My basic problem is that given any feature I want to fiddle
> > with/improve/change,I don't know which part of the code base to access
> Yeah, finding your way around a sizable source tree can take some
> getting used to.  Have you seen this overview page?
> http://xapian.org/docs/code_structure.html
> > feel like I know a lot more about IR and Xapian than I used to :)
> Great.
> Cheers,
>     Olly
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