Monday, July 7

Lingpipe rant on Lucene Tokenization

The Lingpipe blog has a good rant on Lucene's tokenizer infrastructure.

When I get around to it, I have a few rants on Lucene, but the downside is that whenever I start writing about the problems I feel obligated to submit patches. That's the problem with ranting on open source software--it's (usually) open to user contribs.

I'm reminded of Grant Ingersoll's response to a JavaLobby article offering Six Ways of Improving Lucene, he writes, "...thanks for the ideas. Hope to see your patches soon!"

Have a Lucene rant and want to fix it? Read the Lucene doc on How To Contribute.

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