Re: [htdig] or searches

Geoff Hutchison (
Thu, 11 Mar 1999 08:41:18 -0500

At 5:56 AM -0500 3/11/99, Cody Kwok wrote:
>I'm trying to run large sets of batch queries, each query have
>some common and uncommon words. If I try to 'or' them together,
>queries takes forever with my 500/700 MB doc/word databases,
>and I'd presume the reason is lots of documents contain the common
>words. Is there anyway to speed this up?

Not particularly. Adding RAM will likely help. :-) The searching code is
being reworked for better performance. But the case you describe of 'or'
searches on large queries is still going to be the worst possible search as
far as speed for the reason you mention--lots of documents.

-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online

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