[Xapian-discuss] indexing / searching hierarchies

Jesper Krogh jesper at krogh.cc
Fri Jan 4 20:10:45 GMT 2008

Kapil Thangavelu skrev:
> hi folks,
> i'd like to index a set of documents arranged in a hierarchy, and perform
> queries to retrieve subsets of documents based on their position within a
> hierarchy...
> ie
>  /australia
>    /mammals
>       /marsupials
>       /dingos
>    /reptiles
>       /snakes
> so i'd like to search against a given sub hierarchy.
> in systems like lucene, i'd index the full document path as a filed, and use
> a prefix query when searching against a subset of the hierarchy.
> is this sort of behavior possible with xapian, and how would one go about
> it? are there any examples of this sort of behavior?

The excact same way as you described lucene would handle it.


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